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Aragon MotoGP: POLL: Should Marc Marquez be penalised?

With Race Direction yet to announce its verdict, do you think Marc Marquez should be punished for Aragon incident?
CLICK HERE to vote.

There is much speculation and debate over Race Direction's yet-to-be-announced verdict on the Marc Marquez-Dani Pedrosa incident in Sunday's Aragon MotoGP.

Approaching Turn 12 a little too quickly, Marquez brushed the rear of team-mate Pedrosa's Repsol Honda as he took evasive action, breaking a traction control sensor that then caused the luckless Pedrosa to highside on the exit of the turn.

Rookie Marquez went on to win the race and extend his title lead to 39 points over Jorge Lorenzo, with Pedrosa 59 points behind with just four rounds to go.

"Race Direction wishes to advise that the incident... is under investigation,” said a statement. “This is the result of further technical information provided to Race Direction after the end of the race, which must be assessed. The announcement of a Race Direction decision on this matter will be made as soon as possible."

Marquez and Pedrosa have since been summoned by Race Direction for a hearing at Sepang, venue for the forthcoming Malaysian round.

Race Direction has a long list of potential penalties available should it feel action against Marquez is required - Warnings, Penalty Points, Fines, Withdrawal of Championship points etc - but would appear most likely to work within the new-for-2013 Penalty Points system.

Race Direction can sanction a rider with between 1 and 10 Penalty Points 'for endangering other riders or committing other serious offences'. Points accumulate during the season, with punishments given if 4 points (back of grid start), 7 points (pit lane start) and 10 points (disqualification, from next event) are reached.

Marquez has already received two Penalty Points for ignoring yellow flags in the warm-up at Silverstone. So one more point would effectively serve as a final warning, while two or more would result in at least a back of the grid race start.

With that in mind, we'd like you to make your voice heard and vote on whether Marquez should be penalised for the Aragon incident and, if so, by how many Penalty Points.

CLICK HERE to vote - after which you will see the latest results - and explain your decision in the comments section below...


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totty

September 30, 2013 12:40 PM

No penalty. Light contact is routine, you can't only choose to penalise if that contact happens to be with a sensor. If you penalise all contact then half the grid should get some form of penalty.

OutsiderUK

September 30, 2013 12:48 PM

Not for this one, just plain bad luck that he brushed a sensor. Simple way to solve the problem, remove the sensors - TC comes then from the right hand and how well engineered the torque curve is.



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