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Matthew Birt  says:

Marc Marquez sorry for Jorge Lorenzo collision

Marc Marquez apologised to Spanish rival Jorge Lorenzo after the Repsol Honda rider sparked the first major talking point of 2013 in a dramatic finish to yesterday’s Jerez race. Marquez collided with factory Yamaha rider Lorenzo at the final corner on the last lap to seize a second place that moved the 20-year-old into the outright lead in the world championship...

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carcleanerboy

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Even view

Whilst MM last corner slam pass has been done before it doesnt make it right.

The guy is a brilliant rider and a joy to watch, but the reckless way he charges under riders is not on. It may be exciting to watch, but if he had wiped out Lorenzo which he nearly did quite afew times earlier in the race there would have been hell on.

Jorge heard him coming and didnt turn in which allowed Marquez to career under him out of control and run wide, and then cut back to stay in front of him which prevented an accident on numerous occasions.

Call it exciting if you like, i see it as reckless and dangerous and could kill someone if  it becomes an accepted part of the sport. 

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CBR11X

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CBR11X says:

Yes I'm sure he's really sorry ;-)

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Bultoboy

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Bultoboy says:

CCB - slam pass..??

You need to watch it again. Lorenzo took his usual line, if not an even wider one, into the corner. Anyone would have gone for that gap, it was wide open. He's said himself he thought Marquez was further back.

Marquez didn't deliberately ram him, he didn't try to push him out, there was still a few feet between them when Marquez had actually got ahead and they were both turning in. Marquez was going to run a lot wider than Lorenzo definitely who by now must have seen Marquez as his rear wheel was level with Lorenzo's front - yet Lorenzo still turned in and they touched.

How else do you pass? You get up the inside and take their line or do a ballsy move around the outside and cut back, but still take their line. It's fair as long as one rider doesn't deliberately punt another off. Look at the Lorenzo Pedrosa scrap in Brno last year. Lorenzo sat Pedrosa up mid corner - no complaints.

Marquez's biggest problem was some of his more wild moves earlier when as you say, he could easily have taken Lorenzo down in situations where there was no hope of passing.

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CHRainmaker

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CHRainmaker says:

Sanctimonious bullshit..

..all this column space wasted discussing the fundamental elements of the sport we follow! Marquez, like the rest of them, is a racer and the primary aspect of his job is to try and overtake people - every now and again they'll get it wrong. If that's too much for some of you pansies, maybe you should go and watch golf..

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RevNutz

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RevNutz says:

Do you even watch the races?

If Rossi had been doing what he is doing this season on the Ducati it would be a great. But throughout his two years at Ducati Rossi was never able to challenge the fast guys and never looked like doing so. Apart from a few podiums in the wet the lucky podiums in the dry, Rossi was no where near where he or any "normal" fan of the sport wanted him to be. So this year - back on a Yamaha - Rossi is back, because even though his results may only be a little better than those he got on the Ducati, he has already shown that he is capable of running with the front guys, where he should be. Anyone who has watched this races will know that.

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