MotoGP » MotoGP podium trio give views on Marquez clash


Catalunya MotoGP top three Jorge Lorenzo, Dani Pedrosa and Andrea Dovizioso give their views on the Marc Marquez/Pol Espargaro Moto2 clash.

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Botdrosa - Unregistered

June 04, 2012 9:33 AM

Agree with Pedrosa's comment...
Be aware to riders behind you and Marq know Espargaro is close enough behind him.. Marquez done this so many times, to luthi (in qatar), to Iannone and Espargaro yesterday.

justforfun - Unregistered

June 04, 2012 9:37 AM

I totally agree with Pedrosa.

Marquez could have looked further to the left to see if anyone was there when he left the door open. When Pedrosa ran wide you could clearly see that Pedrosa looked further to his left to see if Jorge was there and moved away to avoid any collision. Pedrosa is a clean and safe rider...Go Dani!

Marquez is just a young aggressive rider, but will learn.

Gondya bhau - Unregistered

June 04, 2012 9:59 AM

a person closing the gap coming out of the corner is nothing new....

its the most obvious thing a person will do after going deep or something....

its pol who made the mistake...you have to have the pace to make the overtake before the gap is closed...in this case, pol was midway and thus he being the one behind should have braked and slowed down...he though kept his pace and bumped straight into marquez....

MeymacTony - Unregistered

June 04, 2012 10:06 AM

Marquez would have been aware the other riders were immediately behind him thus should have checked no one was diving up the inside and given room / way - the fact he had slowed was due to his error . To me he should have been at least penalised if not excluded for the incident.

Fergs - Unregistered

June 04, 2012 10:12 AM

If you run wide or off the circuit -you have made a mistake -- why didn't Marquez glance behind him before chopping Espargaro off? his pit board would have told him he had no gap on the following rider.
His will to win is going to get someone hurt or killed, he needs to be spoken to -- Riders will put up with a lot, but one day one will have had enough and take him down. His talent cannot be denied - Also being Spanish, he gets the preferential treatment anyway.

They way he "chops" in front of other riders as he passes them is dangerous, and is an accident waiting to happen ---

Reign him in before he kiss someone.

perenialnovice - Unregistered

June 04, 2012 10:17 AM

Marquez and Zarco are at the front ( on Camera) so we see these incidents play out. I'm sure similar stuff happens down the line aswell.
However marquez is using the mentality that schumacher used successfully for several years 'if you overtake, me I will take you out' that threat is supposed to keep people behind, trouble is it does not work these days. Pol is just getting in his stride and Marquez does not have the weight advantage over him like everyone else- go Pol!

ffs - Unregistered

June 04, 2012 10:19 AM

Tough one to call. Certainly MM would have been disoriented after saving the bike. His excuse of not seeing is not a good one, he should have checked.

But I think a penalty would have been a good message to riders to check before re-entering the track or racing line after going off.

ninjasquaddie - Unregistered

June 04, 2012 10:20 AM

Marquez has been guilty in the past of recklessness and should have been penalised in Qatar for chopping Luthi. Yesterday was different though. He made an error and came back on the line. He'd just pulled off a massive save after losing the front and wanted to not lose a place so went back onto the line. These bikes don't have mirrors and the responsibility is on the following rider. Pol was in his home GP and wanted to win. He went for a gap that wasn't really there. Racing incident. It was almost a carbon copy of Rea/Haslam at Donington.

Marquez needs to understand that there's other riders out there but he did nothing wrong yesterday.

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