MotoGP » Cardion AB hits back after Misano criticism

Cardion AB Motoracing explains that unforseen technical issues were solely at fault for causing the restart that would go on to strike a blow to Dani Pedrosa's title hopes at Misano.

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bliz - Unregistered

September 18, 2012 4:06 PM

Not sure how anyone could blame Cardion AB for what happened to Pedrosa. Two completely separate incidents. What was Abraham to do? His bike stalled and he followed the rules by raising his hand. These things happen.

HRC need to look at themselves for fudging the tire warmer into Pedrosa's fork.

Danis mum - Unregistered

September 18, 2012 4:26 PM

I still havent found out: was it by the books when race start was stopped after the red light was on just because he raised his hands? And if so: shouldn' t he start from pit lane? I mean other riders could raise their hands just to mess with the other riders if can be done for free.

bliz - Unregistered

September 18, 2012 4:40 PM

I'm sure there would be swift consequences for faking a mechanical issue on the grid. It's very serious. A stalled rider on the grid is an extremely dangerous situation. Scot Russel's career ended when his bike stalled on the grid seconds before the start and he was hit. It was nasty...look it up on youtube if you need.

what else can you do? - Unregistered

September 18, 2012 4:47 PM

i think ALL blame goes to Race Direction.

bike stalls (regardless of reason), you raise your hand.

KA did exactly that.

no blame to KA, his team, etc.

however, i'll bet if you take that clip of the HRC mechanics wheeling Dani's bike thru the pit wall and back again, and then sped it up to fast motion, and put some Benny Hill music behind it, it would be hilarious.

tm - Unregistered

September 18, 2012 5:06 PM

"what else can you do?", what exactly is race direction to blame for? Dani fell behind the safety car during the warm-up lap. Regulations state that if you fall behind, you start at the back of the grip.

If anyone is to blame, it is Dani himself: he should not have gone so slow and let the safety car pass him. Simple as that.

rotsa ruck - Unregistered

September 18, 2012 5:14 PM

Do you read other internet news besides Crash dot net? If you did, you wouldn't post such uninformed nonsense. If anyone should get the blame for any single thing that happened it should fall to Dani Pedrosa's team manager. Everything that occurred, was to the letter of the rule book.

It's the team manager's responsibility to inform his rider of the rule being applied and keep him calm. Dani had problems on his warm up because one of his mechanics switched the pit lane rev limiter on. Dani didn't figure it out until he was halfway around the track.

If he was confused about anything, that falls to his team manager for not knowing the rules. The mechanic did his job. He prepared the bike for a pit lane exit. Instead, the bike was put back on the grid in the pole position for the start. Against the rules. All blame falls within HRC.

domesystem - Unregistered

September 18, 2012 5:29 PM

Race direction would take fault in that they didn't make the amount of time between starts well known. Pedobear's team might not have been jacking around with the warmers if they were on the same page.

wingnut86 - Unregistered

September 18, 2012 6:15 PM

If the bike has a fault on the dummy grid and causes a restart on the grid for the start of the race why was the same bike sent for the restart??? Karel only got off the bike with the obvious clutch issue and ran for the spare at the restart. Given Barbera's pathetic attempt to get a GP bike past a CRT by diving in after Dani surely Ducati have to take more care to ensure that GP standard riders and teams are using thier equipment.

lean two

September 18, 2012 6:23 PM

"Dani had problems on his warm up because one of his mechanics switched the pit lane rev limiter on. Dani didn't figure it out until he was halfway around the track"

That explains a lot, the safety car reported Dani was having problems keeping up with it on the second warm up lap... so he made the call, and said that's why they placed on the back row, an not due to him rolling into pit lane to fix the tire warmer issue.

unfortunate no matter how you look at it...

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