MotoGP » POLL: Should Marc Marquez be penalised?

With Race Direction yet to announce its verdict, do you think Marc Marquez should be punished for Aragon incident?

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September 30, 2013 12:36 PM

He should have been penalised much earlier (what about driving Lorenzo out of track in Jerez), not now.

Yesterday's accident was simply bad luck, but we all knew that sooner or later something would happen , as he's been a number of times about to crash on Dani Pedrosa this season.


September 30, 2013 12:40 PM

No penalty.

Light contact is routine, you can't only choose to penalise if that contact happens to be with a sensor. If you penalise all contact then half the grid should get some form of penalty.


September 30, 2013 12:48 PM

Not for this one, just plain bad luck that he brushed a sensor. Simple way to solve the problem, remove the sensors - TC comes then from the right hand and how well engineered the torque curve is.


September 30, 2013 12:49 PM

maybe he needs to start at the back of the grid , bit of punishment like a student thats been misbehaving... problem is he is also top of the class !

on the flip side , whats wrong with pedrobot , its like he builds up courage to go for it this race , everyone is saying it , its peds best chance yet , he makes a great move to pass marc , and then seems to settle , why didnt he kkep going balls to the wall and catch and pass jorgie?

as if he didnt know marquez would be raging cause he got passed.



September 30, 2013 12:49 PM

There's light contact throughout the field during a race. It's racing. The fact that this time Pedrosa's sensor broke was bad luck.

There can not be a penalty for this or every team would claiming every time their rider fell off.


September 30, 2013 12:53 PM

No penalty but I think he should be given a warning.
He really needs to stop running into people's backs all the time. It was ok at the beginning of the season when he was new to the bike, but now he really needs to stop it. Another incident like this could really turn the public against him.


September 30, 2013 12:53 PM

No penalty. Did nothing wrong. He stood it up to try and avoid an accident. These things happen. He's unlucky the result was so dramatic and has ended Pedrosa's chances. If it happened earlier in the season, we wouln't be having this debate.

I would love to hear the justification for people who think he should be disqualified. Is that really your opinion, or do you just want to see a closer contest for the championship?


September 30, 2013 12:54 PM

This is racing for God's sake!!!! Surely riders at this level can cope with a bit of bump and grind. It's going to get even more ridiculous if penalties and disqualifications are introduced because a rider has come off! There is a difference between a dirty move and an accidental touch . This was a racing incident, nothing more.


September 30, 2013 12:56 PM

No matter what punishment they give him he'll still win the title this year, he's too young, skilled, fast and ambitious to let any sort of penalty affect him, and if anything I think deducting points or moving him to the back of the grid will give him even more motivation!
The only thing that will calm him down is when he has a big accident and injures himself.

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