MotoGP » Mugello MotoGP: 'No blame' in Rossi clash - Bautista

“It was just a racing incident that leaves us both with a bitter taste in the mouth but neither of us is to blame” – Alvaro Bautista.

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CRT - Unregistered

June 03, 2013 5:36 PM

For those saying Alvaro should have seen Rossi, you clearly have never riden a motorcycle in anger.

They were coming out of the left turn, you are looking through the turn to your left. When he flicked the bike to the right it was too late.

Two riders going for the same peice of tarmac, one who had no knowledge of where the other rider was = racing incident.

King Kenny - Unregistered

June 03, 2013 7:57 PM

Anybody that claims to have watched replays and still can't see Bautista as the culprit obviously didn't see an overhead. Rossi clearly had a bike length before Bautista slammed him. AND it's a CHICANE so he was looking in the wrong place to not see Rossi. Plus watch the riders in front there were inside outside moves all over. Duran Duran pooched the corner. Not the first time and probably not the last.

John - Unregistered

June 03, 2013 8:30 PM

"They were coming out of the left turn, you are looking through the turn to your left. When he flicked the bike to the right it was too late."

You are right, but it was just 2nd conner of the race + their motogp skills,..even you can see with your 3rd eye, that some other rider may or may not be there.

(IMHO) just he thought or expecting Rossi would flip the bike right, or break to let him pass.

rocky - Unregistered

June 03, 2013 8:30 PM

Am i right in remembering this was the same corner Bautista came into contact with Stoner? That time Bautista was on the inside and he didn't see Stoner either!

Harryx - Unregistered

June 03, 2013 9:16 PM

Like about a year ago when Bautista ridiculously erased Lorenzo he does almost the same to Rossi . Bluntly running into another rider as if he's got a clear track. From the footage even a blind man could see that Bautista's move was completely dumb. This is the second time now he gets away with "race incident"...

prof-x - Unregistered

June 03, 2013 10:52 PM

Some people say the lord works in mysterious ways. I think Karma's a b*tch, Bridgestone kept Yam's tires from heating up too much on the edge with the new shoulder, Rossi was complaining about edge grip, promoters wanted Rossi on the podium. Yup, yup yup yup. Im glad nobody was hurt, but dang, there was some serious justice in that race with Dani's setup issues and second place and the tires obviously being suited to Yamaha's rear tire overheating problems.

Issor - Unregistered

June 04, 2013 12:12 AM

So the YouTube warriors saw more than Race Direction, please, you Rossi fans will go to any length to rewrite history.

Race Direction or Karma either way it's payback time for Rossi

Nioj - Unregistered

June 04, 2013 12:32 AM

If you slow the footage down it appears that Rossi hit Al hence why Rossi never came off his bike till he hit the kitty litter, guess Al is right but still a race incident

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