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Matthew Birt  says:

Karel Abraham’s Ducati squad explain Misano start drama

Karel Abraham’s Cardion AB Ducati has issued a statement explaining a how a technical fault seconds before the start of Sunday’s Misano MotoGP triggered a series of events that led to Dani Pedrosa crashing out on the first lap. Sunday’s 28-lap race was moments away from starting when Race Direction aborted the start after Abraham raised his right arm to indicate...

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ow01fogno1

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ow01fogno1 says:

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well maybe if the team !!!!! checked and made the spare bike safe,meaning change the clutch seal that had failed on bike one would'nt that make sense???? if they knew of a part failure on the saturday evening to be 100% sure the spare bike should have prepped the same as imo.but i thought these guys where professionals. oh well another non finish. crt for next season.

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SStyloF

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SStyloF says:

defective new part

sound right for a Ducati

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MandyRamola

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MandyRamola says:

Interesting statement

Does anyone know how long Ducati Corse have been making clutch parts? I suspect they don't and probably farm it out to a clutch manufacturer. Cardion AB Motoracing obviously have no intention of using Ducatis in the future which I suppose is just as well really.

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Hedgehog5

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Hedgehog5 says:

Whatever the cause the rider did the right thing in raising the alarm & halting the start, averting what could have been a life or limb threatening accident. Honda's blow up leaving oil all over the circuit, Spies's Yamaha has had no end of mechanical failures... they happen as does human error. The consequences for Dani were dire but they were merely a follow-on & not a fault of the AB team. If the restart procedure wasn't followed properly it was a fault of race control... if rules were being bent to get the race underway they could have been bent with understanding for Dani's forced predicament.

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CBR11X

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CBR11X says:

Shit happens. Too bad for Dani boy, but it wasn't Karel's fault.

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shawno76

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shawno76 says:

Nope Hedgey...

Abraham's timing was to blame.  He misjudged it.  Why wait until the split second before the lights went out? he couldn't continue anyway... He should've t stayed exactly where he was, kept both hands on the bars and let the other riders past him when the lights went out (Which they would've as a) there were only a couple of riders and b) no-one had a direct line into him).  Once safely past then wheeled his bike off the grid and punced his mechanics in the face.  Race continues except Pedrosa takes the win this time.  Abraham and Barbera aren't viewed as complete cockheads.  Abrahams hand resulted in the marshalls and race direction causing a complete screw up.  Was amateur hour for the next 15 minutes.  Christ on a bike... Pedrosa for the title.  COME ON SON!!!

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Bob Buttamasangy

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It's the same in all leagues of racing anywhere you wonder, old pissy nappy wearing octogenarian fucks, in various states of decrepitude at the helm, thinking they know what's best for the series.

More allowances to let the full grid make the start is what's needed in the current environment of depleted grids and strict tv time slots.

I also blame the Flo fans for being such dumb c***s.

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Hedgehog5

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Hedgehog5 says:

Shawno...

"Abraham's timing was to blame.  He misjudged it.  Why wait until the split second before the lights went out?"

'cos that's when the bike failed... duh!

"He should've t stayed exactly where he was, kept both hands on the bars and let the other riders past him when the lights went out"

I'm guessin you said all that toungue in cheek, but did you ever see a bike slam into another static rider on the grid... happened at PI a couple of years ago in a WSB round... almost ripped Fabrizio's foot off if I remember right & the guy that hit him went off on a stretcher... that was just a glancing blow... needless to say the race was red flagged but that caused even more crashes when some riders didn't see the flags in the 1st corner mele... 3 other riders crashed taking the total to 5... Karel had 10 racers behind him & one of those was Barbera... nuff said.

 

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shawno76

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shawno76 says:

Hedgers...

He stalled before the lights went out.  He hesitated and then raised his hand - my point was, he waited too long.  Watch it back.   You can't compare to WSB races - they are infinitely more packed and closer together in grid alignment plus the position could've been more dangerous ie.. towards the front.  Having said that I do take your point that with 10 guys behind him regardless of how spaced out there was an increased risk of being hit which could've been worse.  So maybe he did the right thing (albeit badly judged) we can't predict what may happen that's just not possible.  Every rider may have avoided him.... or maybe not.  We'll never know. , but I maintain his timing could have been better - even half a second would've made a massive difference to that day...  I am a big fan of Peddy and am gutted his title shot has been made more difficult.  Let's hope it goes well for him next round eh mate?

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Tripitaka

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Tripitaka says:

Bob

old pissy nappy wearing octogenarian fucks, in various states of decrepitude at the helm, thinking they know what's best for the series.

I don't think it's the age Bob  it's the arrogant giant Simon Cowell type ego's and that would apply to any age.  But I agree they seem to be a bunch of pricks.

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