MotoGP » Marquez, Pedrosa agreement 'almost impossible'

'What needs to be understood is whether this could have been avoided – both the incident between the two riders and the accident itself – because those are the two important aspects' - Javier Alonso

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Mojo Jojo

October 02, 2013 12:51 PM

How can this be anything but a racing incident?

Riders touch all the time. I've seen worse contact deemed as racing incidents.

The fact that the touch caused a cable to break is the only thing that makes it seem more than what it is - but the sensor breaking is something Marc can not be held accountable for.

In the end, Honda will lobby for it all to go away anyway. Dani's chances for the championship are close to gone (they will not award him points no matter how this inquiry goes anyway) and Marquez is the one they will have to "protect".


October 02, 2013 12:57 PM
Last Edited 60 days ago

DP is pissed because he went down and crashed out of the race. That's pretty understandable.

But, if that sensor hadn't had been broke (i.e. Honda had done a better job protecting that sensor - or having one on each side), I doubt DP would even be upset about getting touched if his sensor didn't get knocked out.

If race direction says " We wouldn't even be talking about this if the sensor had not been an issue", well, there's your answer right there. A pissed off Dani Pedrosa can't levy a penalty because he's upset about how things worked out. The case can be made that he was braking too early. And where's Honda's blame in all of this?

This is stupid. And the fact that they even need to consider a penalty still shows how dumb race direction is. And DP is going to look like even more of a cry baby if he pushes for MM to be penalized.


October 02, 2013 1:05 PM
Last Edited 946 days ago

This is ridiculous now. It's just to add some drama to a championship that is pretty much over.

I get the argument that if you were to add all his hard moves up, it looks worse, but to me, they are irrelevant.Penalties need to be judged on an incident by incident basis. Not an accumulation over different races.

Rossi has been riding in the top flight for approx 50 or 60 years now (thats what it feels like anyway). should they add all his "infringements" up and send him to jail or something?????

Nobody has yet stated the exact rule that Marquez could be penalised for.

What is it????

word for word???

This is all just to appease the Pedro and JLO fans

It is ridiculous and discgracegul to put undue pressure on a young rookie who has, in my opinion, been the most exciting thing to happen to moto gp in years. All he has done, is race to win. If that is going to now be penalised, Dorna can go fudge themselves


October 02, 2013 1:08 PM

I agree with what somebody else said on a previous article about this incident and that is that Honda should've designed the software to default the traction control to a safe mode if one of the sensors is dislodged or the cable breaks. The way it is currently a rider could crash out through cornering too fast, snap the cable whilst sliding though the gravel, re-mount and then highside at the next corner.

Joan Williams

October 02, 2013 1:17 PM

We all know what a cry baby Dani is, and doesn't like getting beaten by a team mate!! Look what HE did to Nicky Hayden when he was leading the championship. He didn't like Casey Stoner because he beat him to the championship and he doesn't like Marquez. Any excuse to have points taken off Marquez. Let's face it Dani is NOT a team player, and it appears not so popular with the fans either. I think he knows if he doesn't win the championship this year then he never will, and he's had plenty of chances. Now his chance has more or less gone this year, but it's not Marc's fault, OK he touched him, but not on purpose, and he wouldn't have wanted to cause Dani to crash. If a touch causes a rear wheel sensor cable to break then there must be something wrong with it. There's been many a touch that hasn't resulted in anything like this before, there's too much relying on electronics these days, and they do go wrong sometimes!!


October 02, 2013 1:22 PM

In fact, MM should be awarded a prize, because the involuntary incident he induced, opened the eyes towards a wrong placed sensor as faulty designing, BEFORE any casualty might have eventually happened


October 02, 2013 1:34 PM

I'm as excited about MM as anyone else and I agree with most here that the incident doesn't merit any punishment.
However, I don't agree so much with the guy who said that accumulation of incidents isn't relevant.
I think Mark has already been involved in several issues this campaign and he should perhaps be penalised (if not exclusively for this last incident).
IMO he should have been penalised for blocking JLO in that last corner (with his name) and maybe even when making the corskscrew a little bit too straight when passing Vale.
Maybe it's not so fair but a penalty would make the championship a bit more spicy, just to see if Mark can catch up with the front from the back of the grid, and it would also serve to ease him down a nudge. He's had too many close calls this season (falling at 300 kms/h, falling on warm-ups nearly injuring staff...)

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