MotoGP » Moto2: Bradl tops day one in Australia, Marquez 17th


Stefan Bradl fastest on combined Friday timesheets for the Australian Moto2 Grand Prix at Phillip Island.

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Rear - Unregistered

October 14, 2011 7:58 AM

looks like marc crashing into ratthapark was really bad. Stoner said he was being immature. apparently race direction agree with stoner cos they have slapped a 1min penalty in QP for marc

Don-R

October 14, 2011 9:22 AM

The Marquez incident brings to mind the comment from Scott Redding about him a while back: that one day he's going to cause a big accident and hurt somebody.

For all his undoubted ability I don't think he's impressing fellow riders.

lame - Unregistered

October 14, 2011 9:49 AM

djnr r u dumb? the flag had dropped and everyone were slowing down but this kid was having 'fun' at high speeds
here's a video i found
h**p://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IEbkyKxAHaQ

Ianimts - Unregistered

October 14, 2011 10:07 AM

Lets hope bradl does well and wins the championship before progressing to motogp. it makes the sport far more interesteing with more nationalities. the rate motogps going we'll be calling it the spanish championship world series.

Jon

October 14, 2011 10:11 AM

Just watched that video.

Looks like Marquez was going far too fast...
..but Willarot was crusing very slowly on the racing line.

That could be a 100mph corner, so even if Marquez backs off 25% he's still doing 75mph.
And if Willarot is doing 40mph there's still a speed difference of 35mph.
It shouldn't be about blame, but if it was you'd have to say 80/20 weighted at Marquez.
It probably was his fault, but like many accidents, could've been avoided by the innocent party too.

ty - Unregistered

October 14, 2011 10:15 AM

@Jon wilarot was cruising slowly because the session was over. but marquez was still riding after it. totally his fault. u can see the rider to the left of wilarot cruising as well

Jon

October 14, 2011 10:40 AM

Yes Ty, the session was over and Marquez was going quicker than you'd expect, and yes I think the accident was 80% Marquez's fault....

..but I've raced and now do track days, and you've got to protect yourself.
After the chequered flag I tend to drop down to 70% racing speed and return to the pits/paddock.
Dawdling on the apex isn't the safest thing to do, but yes, Marquez was going too fast.

Sadly I don't think there are concrete guidelines on maximum/minimum speeds so this is always a risk.

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