MotoGP » Moto2: de Angelis wins, Marquez last to 3rd

Alex de Angelis wins the Australian Moto2 Grand Prix at Phillip Island.

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October 16, 2011 5:48 AM

To Crash:

Marquez destroyed his one-off 2012 Suter chassis when he enemaed Wilairot. The understanding at the time was that he had lost his (and the paddock's) only 2012 chassis, and that he'd have to go back to using his 2011 chassis (just like all other Suter riders) for the race.

Question is, do you know which chassis Marquez actually used for the race? (Was his team able to procure a replacement 2012 Suter for the race?) Or did he dust the field on his 2011 Suter?

MM - Unregistered

October 16, 2011 6:52 AM

@Paranoidandroid - It was the 2012 chassis. It's easy to spot the difference because of the 'upside down' swinging arm. While they're restricted to one bike, the team obviously had a spare rolling chassis ready to go with a swap of engine as Marquez was able to get out on the 2011 spec while they checked over the 2012 to make sure it wasn't distorted after such a heavy impact.


October 16, 2011 7:31 AM

Honda Repsol...

Marquez gets nailed for neglegence. There has to be a big penalty. That is what the masses expect. The perception of fairness has to be maintained. So what happens? A deal is struck. The governing body nails the team and in return the team is allowed to use a second bike. The team appeals to the decision to maintain reinforce the deception. To make it look as though they have been given the short end of the stick.

What happened today must have had a very negative effect on Bradl...

Repsol and Honda will not allow their moto2 team to loose the championship. The Kings own the game and make up the rules as they go along.

Mind you I have absolutely no evidence to back up this claim. But it sure is interesting to see it all unfold.

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