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Marquez, Pedrosa agreement 'almost impossible'

“That is very complicated,” he added. “If anybody believes they have an idea over how to regulate such incidents and to be able to define what can and cannot be done, and they are prepared to put it in writing, we are open to suggestions.

“Over all of the years in which my colleagues and I personally have been involved with Race Direction, we have never come across two identical incidents. Each and every incident is different to the next.

“Having witnessed the case of Marc and Dani, if a rider actually attempted to cut a cable on the rear of another bike by using an elbow or a clutch level, one would probably fail to do so a thousand times,” he added.

“Unfortunately, on this occasion that is precisely what happened. Intending to reach a mutual agreement over what is allowed and what is not in these situations is very complicated, if not impossible.”

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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 415 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.

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