During the races, qualifications, and training sessions, the marshals use a variety of flags and lights. Every color has a different meaning. Do you know them?
The GREEN FLAG means that the track is free. The flag is waved by the starter signaling the start to the warm-up lap.
The YELLOW FLAG indicates a danger on the track, usually an accident. If the marshal shows the flag, overtaking is forbidden.
A YELLOW FLAG WITH RED STRIPES and WHITE FLAG WITH RED CROSS. This combination warns competitors of reduced track grip (due to water, oil, clay, gravel, etc.).
If the flag marshal waves this WHITE FLAG it is raining, MotoGP riders may enter the pit box to change their bike for one adapted to the rain.
A BLUE FLAG is waved to a slower rider who is close to being overtaken by a faster rider. The first of these must then allow for faster overtaking at the earliest opportunity.
RED FLAG means immediate stopping of a race, qualification, or training. When the red flag appears, all riders must slow down immediately and enter the pits.
CHECK FLAG signals the end of a race, qualification, or training.
The BLACK FLAG together with the rider's number means that he must leave the track and go to the pits immediately.
A BLACK FLAG WITH ORANGE CIRCLE and rider number is used to inform this rider that his motorcycle has mechanical problems and must leave the track immediately and go to the pits.
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