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October 31, 2015 12:23 PM

MotoGP » FIM: Rossi-Marquez clash has 'poisoned' MotoGP


Vito Ippolito has futile hopes. His comments come too late. The Sport’s officials should have acted when Rossi first made the accusations and made it clear to both riders that they were under scrutiny and should compete cleanly. After the incident the Race officials were placed in an extremely awkward position. Regarding Marquez, they knew, and stated that he had been deliberately impeding Rossi, but were unable to say that Marquez had broken any specific rules, although they clearly believed that he had broken the SPIRIT of the rules. Regarding Rossi they were able to say that a rule had been broken and were faced with the impossible choice varying from just a slap on the wrist to disqualification and loss of points, or somewhere in between. They chose somewhere in between. IMHO, because they knew and had stated that MM93 had been the root of the problem and the cause of the incident, they should have waived Rossi's arbitrary penalties and given a severe warning to both.

Tetley

October 29, 2015 11:00 AM

MotoGP » MotoGP Race Director explains Rossi punishment


Funny how so many Crash.net posters can ignore the laws of physics. Remember the one about " For every action there is an equal and opposite reaction"? When a man kicks a ball, the ball moves away, but here we are talking about a two men on motorcycles, each motorcycle weighing the same as the other and the small difference in the weight of the riders making negligible difference to the overall package when the speed is taken into account. ( another law of physics, force = mass x velocity ) Therefore, if VR kicked MM's bike there could only be one of two results. ONE- both bikes would be deviated or TWO- the strength of the kick would be insufficient to deviate either bike. It has been proved that MM's brake lever was not touched and the video shows that VR's bike did not deviate from its line during the incident, therefore VR's leg movement is proven to have no effect in MM losing control and falling off. “Ye canna change the laws of physics, Jim”

Tetley

October 27, 2015 5:09 PM

MotoGP » Repsol slams Rossi for ‘unacceptable conduct’


So, Repsol, go ahead, leave the sport. The only ones who will miss you will be Honda and their riders. And they will only miss you for your money. Your absence will probably improve the racing because without your riches topping up HRC’s already huge racing budget the pitch will be more level. Without your money HRC should be more willing to restrain their ability to spend, spend, spend more than the other teams and this should enable the less-rich teams (ie ALL the other teams) to compete if not on level ground then at least on a less steep gradient. It is unsporting and simply WRONG that a sponsor should attempt to influence the sport and the decisions of its Officials. Repsol, take a bowl of water and put your finger in, Then take your finger out and contemplate the hole you have left. That is how much MotoGP needs you.

Tetley

October 27, 2015 11:30 AM

MotoGP » Repsol slams Rossi for ‘unacceptable conduct’


If moving another rider wide is an unacceptable action, then every rider on every racing grid would be penaised regularly. In this instance Rossi ran Marquez wide and did not deny doing so, but at all times during this incident there was plenty of tarmac between Marquez and the track edge. Therefore it is plain to see that VR did NOT "run Marc off the track" and did not place him in any danger. Marquez can be seen dipping towrds Rossi and hitting Rossi with his helmet. This is the type of manoeuvre which has earned Sofuoglo penalties in the past. Rossi maintained a constant lean angle throughout the incident and it was MM93's dipping move which caused him to fall. Marquez was employing unsporting and dangerous tactics and it is he who should be suffering the penalties and the criticism.

Tetley

October 25, 2015 11:12 PM

MotoGP » MotoGP Race Director explains Rossi punishment


From VR's dashboard cam it can be seen that he maintained a constant lean angle around this corner, while the same camera showed Marquez dipping his lean angle to dart him towards Rossi. Other cameras show Marquez' helmet make contact with Rossi's arm, causing him to lose his foot from the footpeg. Marquez fell off because of his own move toward Rossi. Cameras also show that when Rossi pulled alongside Marquez there was ample room between Marquez and the track edge, and that gap was maintained throughout the incident which proves Rossi had not made any move to run Marquez off the track. IMHO Rossi legitimately ran Marquez wide, as VR readily admits, but it was Marquez who deliberately caused the contact. IMHO Rossi does not deserve a penalty, but if he does then so does Marquez. Marquez' deliberate obstruction has robbed us of what was to be a terrific Championship finale. And Lorenzo's over-reaction to the “leniency” of VR's penalty shows him in an extremely poor light.

Tetley

October 25, 2015 11:20 PM

MotoGP » Rossi: Marquez made me lose the championship


From VR's dashboard cam it can be seen that he maintained a constant lean angle around this corner, while the same camera showed Marquez dipping his lean angle to dart him towards Rossi. Other cameras show Marquez' helmet make contact with Rossi's arm, causing him to lose his foot from the footpeg. Marquez fell off because of his own move toward Rossi. Cameras also show that when Rossi pulled alongside Marquez there was ample room between Marquez and the track edge, and that gap was maintained throughout the incident which proves Rossi had not made any move to run Marquez off the track. IMHO Rossi legitimately ran Marquez wide, as VR readily admits, but it was Marquez who deliberately caused the contact. IMHO Rossi does not deserve a penalty, but if he does then so does Marquez. Marquez' deliberate obstruction has robbed us of what was to be a terrific Championship finale. And Lorenzo's over-reaction to the “leniency” of VR's penalty shows him in an extremely poor light.


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