In 1999, after a minor dispute arising from Mickael Pichon’s father parking his rental car in the wrong spot in the Mt. Morris pits, Mickael was fined $3000 by the AMA and fired from Team Honda. Mickael claims that the incident was nothing more than a shoving match provoked by an MX Sports track official (we’ll let you guess who), while the AMA and Team Honda say that Mickael struck an AMA official. Whichever version you believe, Mickael was sent packing. Pichon was not having a great season in 1999 and had already announced that he would leave Team Honda at the end of the year. Who got the last laugh? Pichon would return to the Grand Prix circuit and win the 250 World Championships in 2001 and 2002 for Suzuki.