The second Moto3 Free Practice session (FP2) of the Indian Grand Prix at the Buddh International Circuit had to be postponed due to a non-racing issue on Friday.
The session was delayed by 45 minutes, with the broadcast attributing the delay to the ‘track conditions’ although no repair works being undertaken were shown live on broadcast.
However, sources at the track indicated that the delay could have been due to the conditions of workers at the track. Organisers of the event were unavailable for comment when approached regarding this issue.
The entry of drinking water to the workers at the marshal posts was delayed due to accreditation issues faced by the suppliers.
Organizers of the event were unavailable for comment when approached regarding this issue.
“We are working here from around 6 AM in the morning. In such hot conditions, we were not even provided water to drink,” one of the workers told Sportstar.
“We were provided just one or two bottles of water by the vehicles passing by,” he added.
The issue was supposedly resolved after a carton of drinking water bottles was provided to the workers at their workplace.
The 45-minute delay further affected the practice sessions of Moto2 and MotoGP with the sessions rescheduled for 3:05 PM IST and 4:15 PM IST respectively.
The first-ever MotoGP race in India was also marred by visa-related issues which saw Repsol Honda’s Marc Marquez and KTM’s Brad Binder arriving at the circuit just ahead of media proceedings on Thursday.
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