MotoGP » Huge highside for Marquez, Bautista quickest in FP3


Alvaro Bautista fastest during wet free practice (3) for the Dutch MotoGP at Assen, Marc Marquez walks away from huge highside.

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pcxmac

June 28, 2013 10:02 AM

looks like he decided to risk turning it in after going in hot for about 50+ some odd feet, didn't care to see it replayed 3+ times though, I wonder if the guys in the video room are gluttons for punishment.

Marc needs to understand hes pushing his luck in a bad way, he could have easily cracked his collarbone.

Nick636

June 28, 2013 10:39 AM

@ pcxmac

Then again, this is racing, and if there is a chance of a rainy race, then I guess the guys need to test the limit of what they can do in the wet (specially the rookies). Besides, he's 3rd in the standings and with JL out, I am sure he is almost certainly going to do all he can to take advantage of that.

All that said though, I didn't see the video. Yet if he was hot the the previous corner, it is super hard not to hit the next corner hot in the wet as you can't just lay anchors.

ArmchairExpert

June 28, 2013 12:32 PM

Bautista shows his talent. I'm starting to dig this fella. Marquez and Rossi both have a free card, can do whatever they want, ram riders into the ground, and be praised for it. Bautista doesn't have that fan base. He is always at fault when somebody hits the deck. But I think he's got balls.

R6Ryder

July 02, 2013 4:56 AM

I expected MM to tone it down a touch after some of the big falls (Mugello, went off track at 209mph) but the kid gets up, dusts himself off and is throwing down laps instantly. He is able to follow a faster rider 1 or 2 laps and not only be on the same pace but often looking for a gap. And this is after being a few tenths slower . He has an amazing ability to learn . Scary

OT82

July 12, 2013 12:39 AM
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R6Ryder, He already knows the track. The only thing you need to learn between a 600cc and a litre bike is how to modulate the power, which is not such a big deal. Larger bikes need less input on the throttle, more body movement. They are actually more stable than lower capacity bikes. There is no magical 'learning curve' and Marquez isn't some kind of alien prodigy. Why do I feel it's constantly necessary to remind people of the possibilities when you own the best machinery? Take that away and all you have is aggression.

OT82

July 12, 2013 12:45 AM

ArmchairExpert, you kind of have a point in that, if Bautista took those prior incidents as a chance to improve, then it's good. But, not just Rossi but other riders (including Dovi) have mentioned that Bautista is a little uncompromising in situations where he shouldn't be, sometimes blocking faster riders during qualifying periods and other forms of nonsense. That first incident was Bautista's fault (think about how it would have looked if he did that mid-race as opposed to the beginning?) and he almost repeated the same error in the next race. So forgive all those Rossi fans for dumping on him. He does have some making up to do.

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