MotoGP » Mugello MotoGP: Rossi, Bautista clash declared 'racing incident'

“The Race Direction has reviewed the incident and held a hearing with both riders where all available evidence was reviewed”

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shaken - Unregistered

June 02, 2013 4:20 PM

Its a relief. Rossi couldve also qualified better and been on the front row and its fair to say he is not the rider he was. Over and done with. Life (and racing) goes on!

paul joiner

June 02, 2013 4:22 PM

Lorenzo managed to regain some very valuable points from the race and young Marquez learned a very valuable lesson that "to finish first, first you must finish". Yes Bautista's and Rossi's coming together was an unfortunate incident that could have seen Rossi challenging the riders up front as this is his home track. but the real issue here is that rider safety is being brushed aside for the sake of entertaining fans appetite for close racing. We have seen riders collisions before with a notable Jerez this year but as Lorenzo said after that incident these things will happen as this is racing but there are rules in place to protect the riders and ensure that riders ride with respect and safely, if not then they are to be assessed penalties under the point system by race direction. Not to throw anyone under the bus but this type of incident has been too frequent on the part of Bautista. Something needs to be done before we have another Simoncelli incident that would not only rob ano

prof-x - Unregistered

June 02, 2013 4:24 PM

Rossi probably could have finished on the podium today, he just qualified too poorly and got taken out, best win of his life is waiting just around the corner if hes ready and willing to take it.

meatlovers - Unregistered

June 02, 2013 4:30 PM

rossi is already ahead of bautista b4 that accident
there's nothing rossi could do to prevent the contact

while bautista could go abit wider to avoid the contact

its racing accident
but i should say its bautista mistake not to give more space to others

the key to avoid the accident is in bautista hands


June 02, 2013 4:36 PM

Ok, it's been deemed a racing incident, but I think most people (including me) see it more like 70% Bautista's fault. It's not like he doesn't have form for opening lap brainfade.

On the other hand, Rossi needs to qualify and start better and he wouldn't have these issues.

T - Unregistered

June 02, 2013 4:38 PM

Bautista should have been aware, that in the 1st lap in the 2-3rd corner, riders still go side-by-side, so he can't go full speed, like no one else was there.

He has done it to Rossi for the second time in 21 months. He has 3 first lap collisions in that span, if not more. And I remember, I thought in 2011, that he did it "again".

About Rossi's pace, he is at times as fast as the others, like Qatar, some tests, some practices... That makes me think he still could win. Who is incompetent though is JB.. Rossi getting worse from Friday to Saturday or not improving more than 0.3 makes me think, JB is incapable of finding a setup.

R6Ryder - Unregistered

June 02, 2013 4:47 PM

I watched it like 10x . In racing this **** happens but doesn't it seem like Alvaro gets involved in these 1st lap incidents more than most? I think he saw rossi next to him. It confident that rossi would have been between cal ans dani. He was doing 48.5's and was the 2nd fastest rider on track the last 7/8 laps on the duc last year. So I do think he "could" have done better today. Shoulda,woulda,coulda., . Oh well. Better luck next time.

636stunter - Unregistered

June 02, 2013 4:53 PM

@ T
I agree with the JB comment, I've been thinking for a while that Rossi and JB should go their seperate ways, they've been a good team over the years but both of them now are too long in the tooth to work together, if they both want to stay in the sport then Rossi needs a team around him with fresh ideas that are hungry for success and JB should go and help out a newer rider such as Ianonne who could benefit from some of JB's wisdom. Rossi and burgess together is like 'One foot in the grave.'

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