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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Robin Goodwin

June 04, 2012 11:01 AM

With the angle that Pol was coming in it was probably difficult for Marquez to see him, but he didn't half look sheepish at the post-race interview.

Race control probably felt that they had to take some action after his recent history but for me this one was a racing incident. His chop on turn 3 (maybe 4) however was far more deliberate, calculating and dangerous.

It's not tiddly-winks out there, but he has an attitude that seems to have little consideration for the safety of the rest of the grid. There's no need for it either, he's more talented than 98% of them and doesn't need to resort to this.

www - Unregistered

June 04, 2012 11:14 AM

I dont think MM have to look back. He went off the line but not off the track. The rider in front is in control and the rider behind has to watch out.


June 04, 2012 11:17 AM

Marquez made the first mistake of running wide,He must have known Pol would pounce on him,He will need to reign in his aggessive riding style before he makes it to MotoGP,Marco(RIP) was penalized and recieved a bad reputation last season for simular moves.


June 04, 2012 11:26 AM

I thought Marquez's riding was reckless. Pol did nothing wrong.

I've noticed that Marquez rides like this a lot - as if there's no-one else on the track but him. You could also see it on the main straight where he would pass on the inside at the end of the main straight then sweep hard to the left before taking the corner at the end of the straight. Riding like that will eventually cause an accident.

Tom - Unregistered

June 04, 2012 11:36 AM

he will end up being like Marco,

one day he will get called into race direction after he receives a black flag ro ride through penalty, he will grow up, smarten up and stop pulling those stupid dangerous moves.

Andy - Unregistered

June 04, 2012 11:40 AM

MM doesn't get involved in many accidents, but there's plenty happening behind !!!
No it isn't tiddly winks out there, but MM is wilfully negligent. I would have thought he'd be a bit more careful after the crash that damaged his eye, but obviously not!

wild - Unregistered

June 04, 2012 11:40 AM

its a tough call, from the side on view
it looked like Marc just kept pulling into Pol's line, most riders you see when this happens the sit the bike up slightly,

but when i saw the front on view it looked abit different. it looked like Pol was coming through very quickly and rode straight into Marquez.

very hard to judge specially sitting in the lounge room, would of been a different story had you been on that bike of marquez and just saved a crash.

still im no fan on Marquez cut across move he has been doing alot of.

Nick - Unregistered

June 04, 2012 11:47 AM

Go to Autosport and read the comments from Rossi and Stoner. They lay the blame squarely at Pol. It is funny, two weeks ago, everybody was blaming Zarco for shoving it up the inside of Rea, in other words, it is the person behind who has to take ultimate responsibility, yet this week, it is somehow MM's fault. Pol knew he would take the racing line so should have been more careful.

Enginzrule - Unregistered

June 04, 2012 12:10 PM

You people make me sick. As Nick says there are continuos double standards with you lot. Firstly how the hell he was supposed to know POL was there unless you expect him to be psychic I don't. The last time he went down the pit straight his board told him about LUTHI. They don't write essays on his board and I don't think he reads everyones board as he goes through or are you expecting him to slow dow to 60km/h to check just in case something happens, who is lying in 4th,5th or 6th place so I don't crash into him when I nearly lose it, because I plan on losing it this lap. Secondly I watched over the years in 125 and 250 and even in GP some of you regulars pulling Simoncelli apart continuously. NOW ONLY "oh he had learnt his lessons".Double standards. I cannot remember who said it higher up but "he'll end up like Marco". SHAME ON YOU!!! And I know what your reply will be, but be careful how you write and word your opinions. Thirdly take a look at the incident from the front angle. Pol

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