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While I'm not saying that they did the right thing, they certainly weren't "trotting". They were hauling A$$. They were (rightly or wrongly) removing a downed rider from a hot track so as to prevent him and anyone attending to him from being struck by other following motorcycles.

"Where's the red flag?" is the cry I've heard. Consider that flaggers up-course would have to be alerted and take action for there to be any hope of slowing traffic at the part of the course where Kato was lying. He was in a very dangerous position. The track workers at that corner had no way at all to assure Kato's safety other than to move him.

If they had let him lie there, and he was struck by another bike, injuring another rider, would that have been better?

Sometimes people have to make life-or-death decisions. I guess it's just the American way to sit back and criticize.
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