The video was posted by Malaysian coach John Beasley who can be heard talking over the video saying Cookson had closed the track and stopped competitors from riding ahead of Thursday’s afternoon session.
Cookson however was on the track ahead of the scheduled two hour training session that ran from midday to 2pm, when the track was officially closed.
Some team managers would like the training sessions open for longer to allow riders who are competing later in the week to ride. Typically the training sessions are used by riders warming up ahead of racing later that day.
As the story spread on twitter Cookson took to the social media platform to further deny he stopped riders from getting on the track.