MotoGP » Marquez-Lorenzo clash: Spanish Press Reaction

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Marquez would not have made the corner without using Lorenzo as a berm. Yes, Lorenzo left the door open, but Marquez didn't position himself to take the inside line. He came in too hot, and heading across the racing line and off the track. Lorenzo had already initiated his weight transfer, and was committed to his turn. There was nothing he could do, and he had no track to ride in, because Marquez couldn't make a racing line without transfering a significant off-track momentum vector to Lorenzo's bike. That is anything but a clean pass. Rossi T-boned Gibernau in 05, and Marquez bermed Lorenzo in 13. These moves make exciting racing for fans that see MotoGP as a blood sport, but not to those that value rider skill. It's one thing to bang fairings, it's quite another to knock a rider off the circuit. This isn't roller derby. So, all those saying it was just a racing incident, how was it different to when Bautista came into turn 1 at Assen a bit too hot, and bumped Lorenzo off the tra

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