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No decision on Marquez-Pedrosa Aragon incident until the Malaysian MotoGP

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September 30, 2013 3:32 PM

I am all for the reduction in electronic aids on modern bikes and putting the control back in the hands of the rider.The trouble is,modern bikes produce incredible amounts of power and torque.Can you imagine trying to control 250bhp purely with your right hand whilst leant over 60 degrees?
You would need a fleet of ambulances at every track to cart the injured to hospital when they get launched into the stratosphere!
Power output would have to be reduced i think or the bikes would be simply too dangerous to ride.


September 30, 2013 3:33 PM

I've been a critic of some of the stuff marquez has done in the past but this was just a racing incident. Seems strange that we now have lever guards to stop accidental operation of front brakes in a racing tangle and then would leave a very important sensor some where it could get hit. Think Mr pedrosa should be contacting claims direct to claim some compo from Mr Honda. Where theres a blame theres a claim. Lol.


September 30, 2013 3:35 PM

Back of the grid start? Does anybody remember his last Moto2 race?

If I were on an FTR/Kawasaki in 23rd position on the grid, the LAST thing I would want is Marquez BEHIND me. The only safe option would be to wave him past as we've seen both Lorenzo and Rossi do this season when it was clear he was faster.

Still, I suppose it would make great viewing watching him win a race against the big boys from the back of the grid!


September 30, 2013 3:38 PM
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"If Marc gets penalised for this.."

No, he should be penalised for THIS, yet turning into account the ALL BEFORE, in order to PREVENT / DISCOURAGE ANY AFTER !
We all know that he will be not, unfortunately !


September 30, 2013 3:57 PM

hmm.. i think penalty is still unjustified if considering crash didnt happen.

but i want to point out that i've been observing dani all this while this season. he was quite cautious when he was racing marc because he knew marc is aggressive rider. it's like when f1 top drivers have to be cautious when maldonado around them to prevent crashes.

we all know that marc is still inexperience in moto gp in terms of racing safe with others. he must know that motogp isn't moto2 where if considering the speed of the bike between two classes, motogp has the greater risk.

i am quite mad with this accident as dani fan, however, i just hope that marc can learn from this lesson. i was supporting marc during his moto2 but now not really anymore.


September 30, 2013 4:02 PM

Traction control has is only a minor part of the equations. When one rider hits another it will be looked at in close quarters to decipher it could have been avoided and if any action is required.

What was shown on TV didn't look deliberate so, I'm surprised it going down this route.

Think back to Dani Pedrosa and Marco simoncelli, or the Rossi and Bautista.
They could have been avoided!!!!


September 30, 2013 4:05 PM

Reading dani's response.... On days like this you only hear the winner but I'd like to say that race control has been taking things too lightly with things that have been happening in recent years.

A lot of experienced riders like myself have been trying to calm down others with less experience, but in this case, as usual, they have looked the other way.

"The ones who have been warning about this over the years, like Jorge or me, also know how to race over the limit, and everything is fine."

It's true for some riders and race control didnt do nothing about it.

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