Booth-Amos Moto3 bully sacked from Biaggi team

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A Moto3 mechanic who was caught physically abusing Britain’s Tom Booth-Amos will be removed from the MotoGP paddock.

The Italian, who went on to become John McPhee’s crew chief in Max Biaggi’s team, will ‘not be returning to work for them after the Malaysian Grand Prix’.

A joint statement from the FIM, Dorna and IRTA reads:

The video of this incident was widely shared on social media and the actions of the team member in question raised immediate and serious concerns. The FIM, IRTA and Dorna Sports strongly condemn this behaviour.

Furthermore, it was learned that the person in question continues to work in the paddock and is now employed by a different team, which was unaware of this incident.

The team has decided to terminate the employment of this staff member, who will not be returning to work for them after the Malaysian Grand Prix.

The FIM, alongside IRTA and Dorna Sports, considers this to be the correct decision and fully supports the action taken by the team in terminating this person’s contract.

Abusive behaviour must not and will not be tolerated. All parties will continue to work to make the MotoGP Paddock the safest possible working environment.

The incident occurred at the 2019 Thai GP when Booth-Amos was a CIP Green Power rider but video footage only came to light recently.

After the footage appeared on Twitter, Booth-Amos put out a statement:

“There was a lot of a issues with the team that year that was never spoken about, and I kept quiet just to try and keep my ride for the 2020 season as it was my dream to stay in that paddock.

“This happened after the race when my bike broke down due to a mechanics error, I was asked not to say anything and to keep quiet.

“I never told anyone, including Dorna, and my management at the time.

“That’s just one thing that happened that year. People don’t know what goes on behind the TV screen.”