MotoGP » Valentino Rossi gives opinion on Marquez-Lorenzo clash


"It is the last lap, the last corner and for sure the guy behind will try something" - Valentino Rossi.

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Bike nut - Unregistered

May 09, 2013 1:29 AM

@amakusa it was the last corner and the guy who was first equal in the championship was behind him, he didn't need to see or hear him, he should have been expecting an attack!

In car racing they have mirrors, not sure why they don't with bikes? Anyway riders get surprised all the time, when you are behind you try and overtake that's what it all about, sometimes there is contact and yes Jorge did a good job of staying on the track, I imagine Jorge was using extra pace in this corner to ensure he wasn't taken on the run to the line, if he had stayed tighter Marc may still have got him after the corner

Bike nut - Unregistered

May 09, 2013 1:34 AM

@Stu that's how it looked to me as well, think Jorge got a fright and was frustrated at losing it at the last corner but at the end of the day Marc did nothing wrong.

joe theamerican - Unregistered

May 09, 2013 3:32 AM

Lorenzo should be mad at himself for misjudging his lead over MM and leaving the door open. MM doesn't just set lap times, the dude's a RACER..... we need more racer's in MGP. For sure Lorenzo's capable of returning the favor and I hope he does! This is why we watch...ENTERTAINMENT!! The move was aggressive, but not dangerous in my view. I love MM's crazy style, fast and almost out of control a la Super Sic (RIP). These guy's know the risk involved and choose to do it anyway, love 'em all for that

Guna - Unregistered

May 09, 2013 5:35 AM

Rossi had a better exit out towards the last corner against sete,, he knew he was really closing gap behind sete carrying better at that moment,, so he knew he was going to make that move for sure, he didn't come in so hot, he came in with full control, but it was like he moved in with a pace as if there was no other rider along with him there and ironically the door was not that much open like what MM had...

Incase of MM he came in too hot because he decided to make the move only when he saw JL kept the door open,, it was a last minute decision to go,, so not under full control,, if JL didn't cut back in time surely MM would have gone into the gravel...

Rossi- Had time to plan, perfect execution under full control...
Marc- Didn't get the time to plan, last moment decision to plunge in,, Lucky JL'S expertise saved both...
Sete- Didn't do any mistake, it was all Rossi's play.
JL- under estimating MM and keeping the door open was his fault, because he knew already what kind of ride

herewego - Unregistered

May 09, 2013 8:29 AM

Come on, surely racing with some flippin action going on is what we want to see! A bit of shoving and elbow bashing is what good battles are about, this is not a gentlemens excuse me and each rider is capable of giving just as much as he gets, especially Jorge Lorenzo!! Think back to when he was in 250's, he did more than his fair share of barging riders! Jorge got too cocky and thought he was home and dry - he needs to remember that with riders like Marquez, he needs his wits about him constantly until he crosses the line and the race has actually finished!

herewego - Unregistered

May 09, 2013 8:37 AM

Anyway, I want more of the same! Until the last few laps, this race was turning into one of those boring, stretched out kind of races we have had to endure for the last God knows how many years - bring it on Marc, kick them up the jacksy and make them work for their money for a change! I only need Valentino in the mix and I will be happy!!!

Euro Trash - Unregistered

May 09, 2013 10:28 AM

@herewego
If you are waiting on Rossi to be part of the mix before you are happy, get ready to be sad for another two years

I have already accepted his good days are long gone

Nefer - Unregistered

May 09, 2013 11:28 AM

@ Euro Trash

You jump to conclusions too quickly man. Only last week everyone had written Pedrosa off as a title contender, now everyone thinks he's a favorite... what a difference a weekend makes, hey?.... I wouldn't worry about Rossi, he will get there. What is worrying me is that the Hondas seem much stronger than the Yamahas since midseason last year. It seems to me the M1s haven't been adapted to suit the tyres as well as the Honda have. They could be in trouble if they don't act quickly. Le Mans could be interesting as we'll have Lorenzo using the new chassis while Rossi will be using the same one as in the last three races. I think they might start moving in different directions regarding the bikes development...

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