Bib #2, Yuka Honda, has been assigned a time penalty by Race Marshal Fabian Schmitz for sled repairs requiring outside assistance.
Upon discovering the issues with her sled, Honda spoke with the Race Marshal to discuss possibilities to repair the sled. Both parties agreed the best decision was to take outside assistance and receive the penalty in order for her to continue her race. This decision takes into account Trail Procedure Rule #11 which states “help with sled repairs, that is available to all drivers, may be allowed with prior approval of the Race Marshal and/or Race Judge.”
The time penalty assigned is two hours. The penalty will be added to the 36-hour mandatory layover all Yukon Quest competitors serve in Dawson City, bringing Honda’s total layover time to 38 hours.