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Marquez move inspired by Rossi

“I remember Valentino and many riders. I just tried to do the same,” - Marc Marquez.
Marc Marquez admitted he would be just as angry as Jorge Lorenzo if the situation at the final corner of Sunday's Spanish MotoGP at Jerez was reversed.

But the MotoGP rookie insisted it would be the loss of a position, rather than the manner of the overtake, that would leave him feeling aggrieved.

Marquez dramatically snatched second place from the reigning world champion, in front of their home fans, by diving for the inside under braking at the newly renamed 'Jorge Lorenzo Corner' no less.

The pair made contact at the apex, with Lorenzo bumped wide while Marquez accelerated to the finish line.

Yamaha rider Lorenzo conceded he had made a mistake - “I thought Marquez was further behind so I didn't take a defensive line” - but was clearly still angry and refused multiple requests to talk further about the incident.

“I'm 'warm' [angry] after losing second place in the last corner, so it is better not to say anymore.”

Marquez, who became MotoGP youngest winner at the previous Austin round and now leads the world championship by three points over Pedrosa, expressed some sympathy - but insisted it was a typical last-lap racing incident.

“Sure I would be angry,” said Marquez, when asked how he would feel if it happened to him. “I'm younger than Jorge and maybe I would be 'warm' also, if not for the pass then because I lose one place. I think that would make me more angry than the pass.

“I saw he opened the door and I go in. In the past many passes were quite similar. For me it is just a race. I just tried to do my 100 percent. Last lap, last corner. If someone does it to me, sure I would be angry because I lose one position.”

It may not have been for victory, but Marquez's move was the latest in a series of memorable Jerez showdowns at the final turn - most notably the Rossi-Gibernau 2005 clash and Doohan-Criville 1996 incident.

Marquez, renowned for harsh racing in the 125 and Moto2 classes, had studied them all.

“I saw many times on the videos you can overtake at the last corner. I remember Valentino and many riders. I just tried to do the same,” he said.





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benignlyindifferent

May 05, 2013 8:52 PM

He is no clown. He is a thinking rider that has time to analyze opportunities on track while in the midst of competition. Not many are capable of this skill, and they are world champions. Jorge is steamed, but he will review the tape and know he should have braked harder and performed the undercut, and not leave himself vulnerable on the outside. Marquez managed his tires better than experienced riders like Cal, and he is ultra aggressive at just the right time. He is truly brilliant, and the competition knows this fact.

cemo - Unregistered

May 05, 2013 10:34 PM

First off, I will start by saying I am a Lorenzo fan. But if he is angry, then that anger should be reserved for himself and not Marquez. Jorge is no mug, he should known that with Marquez's super aggressive style that brash, Rossi/Gib pass was on the cards. For me, he has clearly underestimated Marquez's will to win (refreshingly Senna -like). Now, Marquez has annoyed me in the past to the point my sh*t itches but in no way was his move dangerous. Jorge left the door open, Marc went for it - fair play. Jorge should have come into the last bend on a much tighter, defensive line to cover the move. Instead, he made two errors - he left the door open and then tried to fight it out and go for a piece of tarmac that wasn't there. He should have sold Marc the dummy and let him run on, square the corner off and cut back inside. Sets the season up nicely though, needle between riders can only be a good thing.



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