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

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September 30, 2013 4:30 PM
Last Edited 786 days ago

Sounds like he is saying its ok for me and Jorge to do this, but not anyone else.

Pedrosa also said "Marc is always riding on the limit when he has riders in front,"
That's the idea Dani. It's how riders become world champions. If you are happy cruising around because there's someone in front it may explain 8 years on a top machine and no championship win.

Deano B

September 30, 2013 4:39 PM
Last Edited 786 days ago

When oh when will this soap opera end?

There has been many instances where riders and/or their machines have touched others previous to this during a race and no action was taken so why should this be seen differently? For once this clearly wasnt a reckless move by MM and it would be very unfair to penalise him. Even Suppo said if they was to try and simulate this many times they couldnt as it just doesnt happen. Just put it down to a racing incident as everyone knows it is and put it to bed.

Controversy sells... Seems to me this exercise of waiting till the next GP is nothing more than hype by MotoGP to sell more tickets at the turnstiles.


September 30, 2013 5:17 PM
Last Edited 786 days ago


your right he doesn't as he fast.

if he left a bit more braking space he wouldn't have caught said cable. MM has to watch this as this is not the first time that he has left braking too late.

and for those who don't think he should get the penalty
i think you are wrong. yes this is honda's fault for not having this cable in a safe place but this was MM who was too close at the end of the day and caused the crash.

if you take someone out if you meant it or not should get a penalty.

plus as someone else said it would be great to see him make his way to the front from the back. that lad has some talent.


September 30, 2013 5:22 PM

The only reason to consider this IMO really is MM's form and reputation.

He is very aggressive and very forceful in his manouevres ALL the time. There seems to be NO margin for error -right on the limit, again ALL the time.

I truly think that without his array of uber-sorted rider aids, that Mm would be in Hospital or worse. Over the limit it used to be a lottery if you saved it once, maybe twice. No-one reliant on human skill escapes from overdoing it all the time as MM does. No-one.

I also believe it is only a matter of time before MM is the cause of (another) BIG accident. Remember he has ended the career of 1 racer (Willairot) already, and shows NO sign of paying ANY heed to anyone.

This incident looks like an innocuous glancing blow. But MM is associated in far FAR too many 'moments' for it to be coincidence.


September 30, 2013 5:28 PM

Taken in isolation, the incident does not seem to warrant any penalty. The thing is, how long do you let a rider like Marquez keep on doing what he is doing without any action? It'd be too late once he's skittled himself or some other poor innocent once again.

A back-of-grid penalty would concern me. I believe this would potentially endanger another rider as MM overrides and is over-aggressive to slice through the field on Lap 1 to get back into contention for the win.

The very fact that I DO think like this is an indication to myself that I DO think MM is a hazard to himself and everyone else. If Race Direction feel the same way then they are duty bound to do SOMETHING to try and keep this lad and those he races against from harm.


September 30, 2013 5:38 PM

To be honest if this wasn't 2013 where such things are frowned upon and sponsors don't like it....

Years ago then a young arrogant lad like Marquez would have pulled a couple of his iffy moves on a senior rider, they would have promptly gone to find the tyke in the Pits and explain to the lad in no uncertain terms why he should have a touch more respect for his fellow racers. Failure to take this on board would have met with er.. stronger action.

Then (i.e. once the boy had 1. woken up 2. got up and 3. got his nose fixed, he'd have attained the necessary respect and would have modified his attitude accordingly.

The track might well be a far safer place today is such 'education' was still possible eh?

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