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Should Marquez be applauded for his tough riding antics?

Eight years ago Valentino Rossi won the Jerez MotoGP race from Sete Gibernau with a hard final corner overtake that put the Spainiard in the gravel. Sunday's Jerez race saw a near-repeat of the incident, with Marquez forcing Lorenzo wide at the same corner. With Lorenzo fuming the move will almsot certainly have consequences... So, we ask, should he face the consequences?...

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May 13

Posts: 1

i quite like marquez and he is a great racer, but he did seem a bit like he was not in control of the bike for the majority of that race. Lorenzo needs to man up because he himself has made 'risky' passes on people before and even made connections with other riders, but i do think marquez just needs to chill out a bit.

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Apr 10

Posts: 116

tim8061 says:


Brill bikes these Hondas then, they win races on their won whilst the riders just slow them down by being out of control obviously.

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Sep 10

Posts: 837

CBR11X says:

It was a hard move, but no worse than any others I've seen before. Simonchelli was a lot worse, may he rest in peace. I think Marquez will learn one way or another that those type of moves will end up costing him more in the long run. Payback's a bitch.

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Oct 12

Posts: 5

Kokosun says:

I can understand Lorenzo's frustration ... but ... I think that it was an aggressive but fair move. When Lorenzo turned in for the apex, I think that Marquez was half a bike length ahead. He had overcooked the corner a little, but not much and only drifted a few feet from the apex. Lorenzo turned into Marquez. It was tight, but it looked fair to me.

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Feb 12

Posts: 254

Titosfuneral says:

You know, he's a rookie at motoGP, and because of that, they're trying to nail him. Think back to last season, and even without Super Sic, there were a number of moves like this. Lorenzo didn't get knocked off.. he turned in knowing that Marquez would be taking a wide line at that speed. I'm not saying it wasn't a hard move, but Lorenzo is playing politics with the stewards to try to cow the rookie, and I don't think it's going to work with Marquez.

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Feb 12

Posts: 254

Titosfuneral says:

@alexwjenkins Did you see the Moto2 last year? Marquez always looks like he's out of control. He kinda reminds me of the way Dohan used to ride with a bit of Stoner thrown in for good measure.

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Jun 11

Posts: 568

ratchetman says:

Its Racing

Its Racing this sort of thing happens in WSB every race. Alot of the MOTOGP guys are quick when there is no one around but they dont like mixing it

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Aug 02

Posts: 2323

Hedgehog5 says:

If you think he was out of control ... that race you didn't watch the Moto2 last year... it's the way he rides all the time... sure he's still learning but he rarely crashes & often wins. He may become more conventional when he's allowed to settle into a rhythm but when he's battling for a place against riders as metronomic as Jorge then it's moves like this that will pay off.

As someone pointed out earlier his talent/ambition balance would seem to be in equilibrium at the moment. He's podiumed every race & hasn't had a DNF... yet.

Had it caused a crash or involved an illegal move then words would have to be said but there's more than one way round a corner & if you leave the door open like that you're likely to find that out.

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Nov 12

Posts: 39

Danny456D says:

I don't see what the fuss is about, bit harsh but if the rider being overtaken turns straight into the guy who's running wide, they'd be bashing into each other all over the place, especially in Moto2.Hence why you pick it up and go underneath them. Lorenzo left the door open, then tried to close it with a rider in the way. Look at BSB Thruxton, Brookes left a fairly small gap, shakey pretty much forced his way through, was bashing (although nowhere near as bad obviously) at massive speed and nobody bats an eyelid. Motogp riders, as stated somewhere else, are rapid on their own, but seem to cry a bit when it gets rough.

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Jan 11

Posts: 661

carloslavado says:

Nope. MM needs to be applauded for his sick late braking and beautiful ridding style! His way of overtaking, is jus't a bonus:-)

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