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Rea a 'victim of intimidating Biaggi pass'

Jonathan Rea insists Max Biaggi was at fault for the collision that ruined their hopes of a good result during the first race at Miller Motorsports Park.
Jonathan Rea has blamed Max Biaggi for the accident that resulted in their retirement on the opening lap of the first race at Miller Motorsports Park.

The pair barrelled out of contention on the penultimate corner of the first revolution after coming together in the jostle for the early positions.

Indeed, Rea made his feelings clear in the aftermath as he furiously gesticulated at his rival, the Northern Irishman going on to call his rival's attempt to pass as 'intimidating'.

“Obviously, the day wasn't helped by not coming home with 21 laps of data from race one,” Rea, who finished 11th in race two, said. “On the first lap of that one, I was the victim of a very intimidating attempt at a pass that went wrong and we both fell down.”

Biaggi, meanwhile, was fairly coy on the incident, saying only that he was touched by Rea, before adding the accident left him with a few bruises.

"It's a real shame about the first race,” said Biaggi. “Unfortunately Rea touched me and I couldn't avoid the crash. I have a few bruises that are bothering me, so now we'll have to take a good look at things and hopefully there is nothing serious.”



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Cubikrube

May 31, 2011 1:34 PM

Whilst i did not see the incident at the time i saw the reaction of the riders immediately after the event and Johnny was not happy at all and Biaggi wasn't reacting to him. It looked like Biaggi had his shoulder slumped over and was taking the flak from Johnny. Now i've seen what Biaggi is like when he feels he has been hard done by and there was none of that. He looked the guilty party based upon the evidence of both riders body language.



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