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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shamarone

June 04, 2012 6:29 PM

re: "Agree with Pedrosa's comment."

re: "I totally agree with Pedrosa."

then that makes 3 people who are wrong and lack an understanding of roadracing fundamentals. however, i'm going to assume dani misspoke. unless you're backmarking...? being shown a blue flag...? or have physically left the circuit with an intent to rejoin...? a rider on a hot track has zero business looking behind him. repeat, ZERO BUSINESS (see entry for fabian foret). the race is in front of one's field of view not behind, thus the burden of safe pass lies with the overtaking rider. i have spoken.

shamarone

June 04, 2012 6:36 PM

re: "MM lost the bike then saved it. its a bit much to expect him to be doing a bloody highway code look behind you check."

exactly, marquez was busy clearing his shorts. espargaro simply caught a bad one. if fact, one of the strangest accidents i've seen. it was almost as if pol was missing his hand gaurd...?

shamarone

June 04, 2012 6:42 PM

re: "next time dont confuse speaking with flushing."

well then i won't confuse your ability to read with your ability to comprehend. i spoke in no uncertain terms. there is no contradiction. the words i speak may one day save your life.

chris - Unregistered

June 04, 2012 7:00 PM

I am a big fan of MM, but, Marquez knew Pol was tucked up his ass from the pit board alone, and that there was a damn good chance if Pol was gonna pass, it wasnt gonna be the long way round, If you watch from the ariel pictures, Marc has headed for the inside and had no plans on giving an inch to anyone coming up the inside neither, he stands pretty strong against Pol, holding strong for a collision, he knew he was there. I am an ex-racer, and when the adrenaline is that high, and you have made a mistake, tunnel vision does kick in, and you aint giving anyone a millimeter, Marc came out of the collision well, good for him, Pol, good try, but unlucky, but that is racing!

gasman - Unregistered

June 04, 2012 7:09 PM

were you people watching the same race as me?
What happened was a racing incident.
Maybe we should limit the bikes to 40bhp and encourage the riders to mirror, signal, manouver every time they try to overtake someone, or perhaps compulsory hi-viz jackets would be in order.
When riders are giving 100% to win inevitably accidents will happen.
Get over yourselves!

hoppy

June 04, 2012 9:08 PM

The way i see it is its not up to the guy ahead to worry about the guy behind.Its up to the guy behind to worry about the guy in front.Humans do not have eyes in the back of their heads.Pol should have been sure he had the pace to get passed Marc.It turned out that he didnt.He hit Marc,not the other way around.Marc was too busy saving his bike from a front end tuck to think about where Pol was.By the time he recovered it,Pol was into the side of him.It happened in the blink of an eye.Racing incident.

Harryx - Unregistered

June 04, 2012 9:27 PM

I don't particularly like Marquez. He has pushed his "innocent" moves a number of times beyond what is respectable.

This time he could have left room but had no real obligation to do so being in the front. Although considering the major slide he had made it was likely he was going to be passed ( He must have been aware of Pol's presence).

Yet, if someone passes, he's got to accept the consequences. Pol could have been more careful, especially with Marquez known for his predictable, no hostage, somewhat dirty behavior.

I'd vote racing incident, but with Marquez you'll never quite know...

TheTroll

June 04, 2012 10:50 PM

@chris
The pitboard was too small for all that information.Since Luthi was following going into that particular lap Marquez' pitboard would have stated something like Luthi +0.3 not

Luthi+0.1
Espargaro+0.4
Rabat +4.0
Nakagami+......

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