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

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September 30, 2013 8:37 PM

My view is that this was not a racing incident, let me explain, at Jerez, Jorge left the door open Marquez dived up the inside, fair play the gap was there and Marquez went for it, contact part of the game here as Jorge left the door open, at Aragon though Pedrosa was on the racing line in front of Marquez who was not making a pass, he just outbroke himself and clipped Pedrosa, this was NOT Pedrosa's fault yet he's now out of the Championship and Marquez suffers no penalty!! How is this fair? In BSB Alex Lowes did a similar thing at Assen although it looked more dramatic, it's exactly the same think, Shakey was not at fault and on the racing line, Lowes got docked the appropriate penalty, so should Marquez

John Spoonemore

September 30, 2013 8:43 PM

Other riders have received penalties, while Marquez, in his own past, has escaped punishment. The system is already a farce. The only thing to do is to level punishment consistently, appropriately, and without favor toward one team/rider, over any other.


September 30, 2013 8:53 PM

To be honest Bert,i cant see any similarity in the 2 incidents.
Alex Lowes ploughed into the back of Shane Byrne at 120 mph and smashed him off the track destroying part of the front bodywork on his own bike in the process.It was a far more aggressive move than what happened yesterday in Aragon.
Neither Marc nor Danis bikes came into contact.
It was Marcs elbow apparently that clipped the sensor on Danis bike.
Freak accident.
Its a shame what happened to Dani but i believe people are going out of their way to vilify Marc unnecessarily.I know he likes to rub fairings now and then,but lets face it,noone likes to rub fairings more than Val and i dont see him being made the villain of the piece like Marc seems to be.
As i have said before,it seems to depend on who is involved rather than what actually happened.


September 30, 2013 9:17 PM

I suppose Marquez should be responsible for Pedrosa high siding and breaking his collarbone.....Don't know how that could have happened with working electronics....must have been Marquez. He is no more dangerous than any other rider out there going 220mph. How many crashes have happened at the start going into or coming out of turn one? There was more contact between Marquez and Lorenzo and no inquiry. There is NO reason that anyone should have to sit back and take it easy because they are veterans. That is the biggest load of crap!! I didn't see Rossi whining in the US when marquez passed him off the road. Get over yourselves. Marquez is the new breed and here to stay.


September 30, 2013 9:27 PM

The FIM need to be moe inward looking.

Honda have clearly fielded a machine with a fundamental flaw in that the sensor is too vulnerable and the machine must have passed scrutineering by an FIM official. Failure to see a potentially dangerous machine is abject failure by the FIM, they are as much to blame as Honda.

Marquez is a hard rider but the situation must be judged on this incident and not on his all edged reputation. I believe that on this occasion it was a racing incident and Honda and the FIM must take responsibility.


September 30, 2013 10:06 PM

Hoppy - As I said, one was more dramatic than the other, the speed of the incidents is irrelevent and doesn't hide the fact that in both occasions the rider behind has infringed on the rider braking and on the racing line which has resulted in them being unable to continue, how is that fair?

B. Andy

September 30, 2013 10:22 PM
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Dani should be pissed on Honda for a "very good sensor design, connection and software".

What was last time? Throttle got stucked at maximum?

A TC that disables completetly due to failuire of a sensor? At least keep it running at the last known speed or something similar.

I know how important is the speed sensor for a TC but it's like shutting down the car breaks cause an ABS sensor stopped working.

I agree with the comment that FIM should look into this regarding the design of that cable.


October 01, 2013 12:46 AM

Get rid of TC and riders will have to learn throttle control and finesse. These days they come out of a corner and twist the grip till it hits the stops. Where is the skill in doing that? All that's going to happen is that when the inevitable electronic component failure occurs, the rider will be sent to the moon.

This incident has been blown out of all proportion. Marquez took evasive action, and barely touched Pedrosa's bike.

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