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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October 02, 2013 1:45 PM

Pedrosa was critical of his young team-mate afterwards, saying he was riding 'on the limit'
yes thats how you win . .sorry bout your luck dani boy but its no ones fault except maye your teams . .


October 02, 2013 1:46 PM

Sounds like DORNA have already made up their minds! Calling Dani's unceremonious torpedoing a 'retirement' is an insult.
I don't think even the biggest critic of Marquez believes he does it on purpose but just as in life, intent (or lack thereof) doesn't make anyone immune to prosecution.
Recklessness isn't a crime but it has potential to do serious harm and in this case, change outcomes.
I wonder are the critics who say 'that's racing' the ones who always complain about runaway races and championships?


October 02, 2013 1:50 PM

Its only speculation, but did MM actually break a cable or was this an engineers action on return to the pits in order to turn attention away from DP cracking under pressure and winding the throttle on too hard? either way, it further supports the idea that electronic inputs to control the machines should be limited or removed all together.


October 02, 2013 1:51 PM

This is ridiculous, Marquez barely touched him. A design flaw with the Honda was the cause of the crash, not Marquez.
Compared to some of things Marquez has done and gone without any sort of penalty, this isn't even in the same league!

Far Canal

October 02, 2013 1:54 PM

I'm not even buying that it was Marquez that tore the cable. After the crash, the bike is somersaulting down the track at 60mph or whatever - who is to say it didn't get torn then.

Why was Alberto Puig bringing TV reporters over to film the bike when it was being loaded on a truck to be taken back to the and not with Dani?

I'll be curious to see how HRC proves that a HRC rider hit another HRC rider and caused one HRC rider to crash and let the other HRC rider win the race ... I smell a face saving cover up or at the very least, Alberto Puig being a ****** yet again.


October 02, 2013 1:59 PM

samh - How many times have you seen smoke / oil / flames billowing from the side of a Race bike and the official line is ALWAYS electrical failure. because of this I am a little sceptical when it's used. At least Tom Sykes got his ownn back by blowing the bike up to teach it a lesson.


October 02, 2013 2:00 PM

Sending MM to the back of a grid would be very dangerous - the speed difference to the CRT's could cause bother.
I'm not saying he should get a penalty, but:
If any rider reaches 4 penalty points, IMO they should only get half points for that weekend. Then they can race as normal. If a time penalty is applied, of say 10 seconds, and the rider in question is over 10s ahead of the next guy, then the penalty is void. It would also mean that they don't have to try and prove themselves by making silly moves trying to win from the back. Financial penalties won't work either. Half points for the round in question is the only way. Whether MM should get a penalty is something that I'm not sure about, even as a big #26 fan!


October 02, 2013 2:03 PM

All this talk of the contact not damaging the cable is utter rubbish and just people looking for conspiracy where it doesnt exist. the audio from the onboard on Dani's bike shows cleary that there was no tration control. He cracked the throttle and the revs went through the roof. The timing of this is more than coincidence.
I don't think this incident in itself is sufficient for MM to be penalised but the point for me is that it is not the first. If he was 'on the limit' he would be in control. If he keeps touching other riders on track he is past that and therefore beyond the limit. It would be a hard and tough lesson for the young genuis but it may make him safer


October 02, 2013 2:07 PM
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LOLO.. Was unfortune, next time Mr Honda put the sensor in the ass.. if is there aim shure Marquez will not reach.jeje They have to find one way of protect this parts but its true its the first time that i wach one acidente like this since we have TC on Motogp

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