MotoGP » PICS: Pedrosa highside after Marquez contact, sensor failure

Dani Pedrosa suffered this highside after contact with team-mate Marc Marquez broke a traction control sensor

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September 29, 2013 9:12 PM

JimmyTheRealOne - That's not actually a fair or correct assessment. If you gave Dani a bike with no electronics he could ride it well. That is totally different then riding a bike and having the electronics switched off in the middle of a corner. Completely different situation.


September 29, 2013 9:13 PM
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aim shure that if he new that he was without TC he would avoid the crash even if that mean he had to go to pits and retire... But is true the electonics are so importante on the confidence to play the throttle that we could see on this case he was only trusting on the TC because he crash imidiatly and like many people say he was only doing what he did on the last lap but this time on that momente wihtout the precious

ps Remember Ben Spies at Indy this


September 29, 2013 9:20 PM

it is a very sketchy situation, I don't think these guys race with spurs or blades on their suits or bikes, gladiator style. Marc sounded very surprised, and incredulous about the contact with Dani. When they showed the video of the aftermath in, the cable looked completely severed and exposed. Marc was in the wrong for stalking and touching Dani so early in the race especially when both of them were catching Lorenzo at a good rate, just as Lorenzo was in the wrong when he closed the throttle with MM behind him, all in all, is starting to look a little like F1 with Vettel and Redbull, where Vettel walks all over his team mate and the teams allow it because after all, it is them (Vettel/MM) that are delivering for the teams anyways.


September 29, 2013 10:46 PM

Always the bridesmaid never the bride. If this boy didn't have bad luck then he'd have no luck at all, I really feel for Dani. I can't see that it was entirely Marcs fault but honestly they are supposed to be both on the same team, I expect Mr Honda may be having words.


September 29, 2013 11:03 PM

C'mon people, get over it. Marc is no Vettel. Vettel is hasn't proved his worth yet, but Marc, marc is a pure talent, he has charisma and respect for his team mate. It was just an incident. He was faster than Dani, pushed it hard coz he didn't want let Jorge go. I am sure Dani wouldn't have been able to catch Jorge.

People talk about Jorge's consistency, well they must have missed Marc. Nobody can ride that way and finish in one piece,even Casey binned it many times.


September 29, 2013 11:29 PM

Vettel hasn't proved his worth yet? 3 championships in a row, possibly now 4, dominating performances equaling Schumacher, and more wins in 1/2 the events as Alonso. No, they are not the same, MM is a rookie. Neither is F1 and Moto GP the same - thank the motorsport gods. To drag Vettel denigration into this discussion is as lame as it gets. Let's leave that to the F1 zealots who get all red hazy over this, and focus on what's been a really amazing season so far for Marquez. The proof of his brilliance will be in his repeat this a few years in a row and not fade like so many before him. In the meantime, he's brilliant to watch ride a bike, no doubt about it.


September 29, 2013 11:29 PM

As great a rider as he (Marc) is, he is just too 'hot' and its not the first time this year this has happened with him. It is very fortunate that Dani was not seriously injured or even worse killed, this almost reminded me of the Simoncilli tragedy. I hope Race Direction come up with something to cool Marc a bit.

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