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Marquez move inspired by Rossi

“At first I thought 'okay we will finish third and it's a good place for us'. But then I saw that Jorge opened the door a bit and I thought 'okay' and I tried to go in.

“The most important thing is that we both finished the race. I'm sorry for Jorge, but I think this is a race and everybody tries to do his 100 percent.”

But would Marquez have tried the same pass if team-mate Dani Pedrosa had been in front of him?

“I don't think so, because I saw on the data that Dani was so strong at that corner,” said Marquez. “All weekend I was struggling there because he was braking so hard and because he was taking a tighter line. So I don't think it would be possible.”

Asked for his opinion of the incident, race winner Pedrosa said:

“I haven't seen it, but it's the last corner and a fight for second place. When these things happen, one side always says 'yes, I know it's on the limit but I won' and the other side says 'sh*t I lost!' Obviously the good thing is nobody fell. It wasn't maybe on purpose to touch, but these things happen sometimes in racing.

“2005 with Rossi and Gibernau, 1996 with Doohan and Criville... It's last corner, it's Jerez, it's like this.”

Lorenzo at least stayed on two wheels (unlike Criville) and out of the gravel trap (unlike Gibernau).





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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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