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Matthew Birt  says:

Lorenzo boss: Alvaro Bautista’s punishment justified

Jorge Lorenzo’s factory Yamaha team boss Wilco Zeelenberg believes the decision to relegate Alvaro Bautista to the back of the grid for this weekend’s German Grand Prix is fully justified. Bautista was given the grid penalty having been found guilty by Race Direction of riding in an irresponsible manner after he wiped out Lorenzo in a controversial collision at the first...

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cheekymonkey

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cheekymonkey says:

To compare it with

the Stoner /Rossi accident of last year is to really show a lack of understanding of racing in general and particularly bike racing. 

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leemuz

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leemuz says:

BULLS**T

This is a travesty putting poor old alvaro to the back of the grid, it was a racing incedent.

As if he wanted to crash after his superb rides this season.

God love him.....if it was Marco Simoncelli there would have been no punshment...because he was the people person.

And it would have been a massive uproar....i'de have led it..lol

But cause it's quiet man Alvaro he gets punished...it's bollox

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leemuz

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leemuz says:

yeah but....

BB   you gotta admit....it benefits neither of them rolling around on the ground....so its fair to say....it was rash but not intentional......You know im a VR fan....but he avoided punishment....again cause of who he is....

Im an AB19 fan and feel he's been really hard done by....DP on NH in 06...that went unpunished from what i remember..??

I mean i want JLo to win so CS does'nt...but fairs fair..!!

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leemuz

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leemuz says:

MMM

I would just say its not in his nature to do such a thing......and who is benefiting from the punishment at next round...???

I hope he gets a belting start and storms through to a podium....that'll be poetic justice...lol

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ducremus52

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ducremus52 says:

I know!

Let's have AB crash 4 or 5 more times, take out 3-4 other riders, then in his last race ever, kill himself with yet another boneheaded stunt, then we'll make him a hero, loved by all! Absolute BS! Oh yeah, and VR, as great a rider as he is, is a cheater, and the PTB let him get away with it time and again. He's taken out Stoner twice, and Gibernau once, all reckless and against the rules, and he skates away, free as a bird. Yeah, I don't blame Casey at all....

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YamahaGYTR

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YamahaGYTR says:

Jerez 2005 when Rossi punted Gibernau off track on the last lap.

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hobes

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hobes says:

The scales of justice in this increasingly farce of motorsport is akin to a kangaroo court, AB did a bonehead/accidental move and is now at the back of the grid admist CRT bikes, that is just tempting a crash into first corner again, maybe he should be last real motogp bike. Honestly unless there are new riders and real GP bikes introduced next year I may just watch WSBK instead of this joke of a sport. With CS leaving is their really any point watching one or maybe two riders attempt to push the envelope like MOTOGP should be.

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TetsuoSama

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TetsuoSama says:

Deja vu all over again

"It was a complete brain out lunge from nowhere on the first corner of the first lap."

Yes.  Just like Rossi's start in Qatar 2011 (the race before the infamous Jerez incident).  From 9th on the grid, Rossi came up the inside and completely overshot the corner.  Fortunately for the others, there was a gap between 1st and 2nd (Pedrosa and Stoner) where Rossi was able to go through instead of t-boning or wiping someone out like he did in the next race.

"Rossi on Casey was in the wet."

But Rossi knew that and that's why his move was as bone-headed as Alvaro's.  100% his fault, no question.  The two accidents are uncannily similar in cause and effect, so it's understandable if Alvaro feels that he should get the same punishment.

The penalty system needs to be more transparent and less discretionary, IMO.

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motoking

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motoking says:

de ja vu

last year marco took him out??? maybe the place doesn't like lorenzo so he'll never stick lorenzo land flag there. LOL.

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adam15holden

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adam15holden says:

But Rossi can cannonball Stoner and get away with it, Wilco.

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