MotoGP » MotoGP Jerez: Pedrosa wins, Marquez bumps Lorenzo!

Dani Pedrosa wins the Spanish MotoGP at Jerez, Marc Marquez bumps past Jorge Lorenzo at final turn!

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Many riders get riding past their best. Yeah, it is a 2 edged sword, but I would say it is up to them. As long as they enjoy it and they are not being a fool of themselves, let them. Rossi is past his best. For me, he got down the slope starting as early as his fall of Assen 2006, but that is me being peeky. In 2009 he defintelely was not as stronger as before. But Rossi is competitive enough even today, so apart from not expecting victories from him, let him be. But I am sure he is considering retirement soon. Yeah, Biaggi retired at 40 but he start at 20, so since the new generations start much earlier they won't last as long. Stoner is no example, I grant you that.

xxxx - Unregistered

May 05, 2013 2:53 PM

many of VR's fans have said at every given opportunity that any article on him had always hit the attention no matter if or not he was at high performance or outclassed certain riders.
Look now! Dani's hit a hundred or more within couple of minutes!


May 05, 2013 2:55 PM
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Usually agree with what you've got to say, but not on this occasion Bill.

"Its obvious many of you have never been on a track. This is not a video game! The fact is MM do e underneath, out of control and was going to run off track if JLo wasn't there to knock his bike back on line."

If Jorge wasn't there, Marquez would have run wide and still made the corner on a non-optimal line. That's hardly "out of control". I saw Jorge go in too deep on a number of occasions during the race, run wide and still make the corner. Was he out of control?


May 05, 2013 2:56 PM
Last Edited 1093 days ago


"Jorge had only one option, stay on the racing line as a Honda was sweeping across the track."

Incorrect. Jorge could have employed the excellent and commonly employed counter to the desperado - wait a moment before turning in, lett him go by on his way to running wide, then cut back and had the drive to the line while Marquez was still trying to drag his bike back online. Instead, either by not having time to react, being too slow to react, or just panicking, Jorge tried to slam the door on someone already in the doorway.

"Mark almost took him out a bunch of times before that"

I think that is way (continued below)


May 05, 2013 2:58 PM
Last Edited 1093 days ago

Every time I see posts that the reason for Rossi not being up with the front runners is because he's 7 or 8 years older it makes me laugh and I go and get my Joey DVD out and go to the section where his last UGP is.
I really love this David Jefferys on the all conquring 1000cc Yamaha says Joey's not his main worry, $hit he's the same age as my father says he and he's on an old 750cc Honda NO WORRIES.
First lap Yams 1,2,3,4 Joey got a bad start and is sixth.
By the last lap Joey's smacked his sorry a$$ and wins the race a race I might add held on a road you know what I mean hedges ditches telegraph poles stone walls etc.
Fifteen years older than Rossi, some of you guys make me want to puke.


May 05, 2013 2:58 PM


"Mark almost took him out a bunch of times before that"

I think that is way off. Maquez got caught out a number of times mid-race due to his high mid-corner speed versus Jorge's lack of mid-corner speed. As a result, Mark had to take avoiding action more than once - even though he wasn't even trying to pass. I can't count the number of times I have seen Rossi do exactly that with his superior entry and mid-corner speed, and been surpised by the speed differential in the middle of a corner.

gsxr1000 - Unregistered

May 05, 2013 2:59 PM

It was a dangerous pass, just like Rossi's move on Gibernau. Unfortunate incident.

May 05, 2013 2:40 PM
@ TrueFan
Lorenzo left the door open, MM went for it, Lorenzo should have seen that coming & also waited a little longer to turn in & square the corner off to come up the inside of MM once MM ran wide!

Smile35 - Unregistered

May 05, 2013 3:00 PM

Brilliant win by Dani, anyone who criticised him after 2 races is a joke. As for the incident Jorge made a meal of the corner but Marquez was never going to stop, probably a racing incident.

I have to say I'm a massive Pedrosa fan but rider of the day for me is Aleix Espargaro, only 2 seconds off Dovi at the finish. He's doing wonders on that machine this season

I wonder if Lorenzo - who managed so well to never being caught in Rossi's mind games - doesn't let this new kid get in his head. Staying at the top is the most difficult thing to do. There is always be a new young guy trying to take you down. And Marquez seems to be really special. So far he did everything right. Even today with his bold move. But Lorenzo is still capable of reaction. Next race must be grrrrreeeaaat.

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