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Matthew Birt  says:

Assen MotoGP: Alvaro Bautista sorry for Jorge Lorenzo collision

Alvaro Bautista could not have been more apologetic after a reckless move at the first corner in yesterday’s Dutch TT at Assen wiped out compatriot Jorge Lorenzo. Bautista made a complete hash of braking for the tight first right-hander and after arriving much faster than the rest of the field; he lost control of his San Carlo Gresini Honda machine and...

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Nostrodamus

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Nostrodamus says:

Bautista a headless chook

As the Lorenzo prophecy comes home to roost. An idiotic move from a vastly experienced professional racer. I really feel for Jorge, six races of well deserved championship leading hard work down the pan. Maybe it's a Gresini thing.

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YamahaGYTR

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YamahaGYTR says:

Bautista what a complete muppet back of the grid in Germany more like from pit lane.

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ppatel3d

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ppatel3d says:

Stop slating Bautista. Didn't do it on purpose, and one can only learn from the past mistakes. Lorenzo, Pedrosa, Rossi, Stoner (2006 Sete Gibernau on Ducati Factory), have all done this. Its a shitty situation, but one has to remember "this is racing".

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parris

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parris says:

ppatel3d

I think the difference with this incident is that Bautista wasn't just on the edge and it wasn't just a racing incident. Bautista was so far away from it just being an accident. He wasn't just a little too hot it was madness. I think this is why you are seeing many riders commenting so harshly about Bautista in this instance. I like Bautista but frankly he deserves all the harsh words he gets and more. Everyone makes mistakes but that wasn't a mistake or accident is was much more serious bad behaviour. Inexcusable behaviour.

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jollyboy

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jollyboy says:

Lenient

The punishment isn't enough. He was incredibly fortunate that he didn't break Lorenzo's right leg.


There are racing incidents and then there's this. He says he missed his braking point? True, but by a massive amount. IOW it wasn't just a minor error of judgement, it was huge.

Everybody out there is supposed to be among the best and a trustworthy professional. One of the main reasons the riders feel confident enough to go out and ride at that level is that they trust each other, it's going to be hard for the rest of the field to trust Bautista for a while after that.

Starting him from the back of the grid will still almost guarantee him points in Germany which isn't much of a punishment. It they're not going to ban him for a race then it would be better to let him race as normal, but at the end of the season take away the points from his best finish of the year. Even that won't get Lorenzo back the points he could have scored yesterday.

If he took out Lorenzo because he was trying to barge his way into contention from a third row start what could he do starting from the back row? All it will do is make him even more determined to fight his way through the pack and that means everybody will be nervous. 

I can understand that the organizers think that starting him from the back of the grid will make for a more exciting race than banning him for one race, but that's not a good reason. They need to discourage this cavalier attitude he showed yesterday and the only way to do that is to impose a serious penalty.

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Bob Buttamasangy

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Things may be closer than they appear...

Stoner never took Gibbers out. Stoner crashed, Gibbers was busy blowing kisses at himself in the mirror and hit the LCR Honda! How could Stoner have hit him if he was in front? Cock.

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YamahaGYTR

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YamahaGYTR says:

Not only that he also cost JL an engine too I hope every rider whoops him on the track he deserves it.

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TetsuoSama

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TetsuoSama says:

Jorge gets another engine

Jorge mentioned that race direction gave his team an extra engine.

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TetsuoSama

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TetsuoSama says:

Ah, okay

Thanks for that, Benny.

Maybe Jorge didn't know that he wasn't supposed to make that info public ;-)

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YamahaGYTR

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YamahaGYTR says:

Nice quote from Jorge and an extra engine he deserves that.

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