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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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Nov 07

Posts: 179

Mr.Number says:


WRONG... Lorenzo had the correct speed going in to the corner, if Lorenzo hadnt been where he was, then Marquez would have gone way wide as his speed coming in to the bend was all wrong as he was trying to hard which isnt a bad thing. Poor riding however and his inexperience showed.

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Sep 12

Posts: 7

shorty42 says:

Real Racing

You are not a RACER if you do not believe & TRY, if Lorenzo had Shut the door & not 'thought' Marquez was too far back as he admitted then Marquez would not have been able to try the move. Lorenzo is a fantastic rider but unfortunately gave a Racer the oportunity to 'Stuff' it up the inside, which he did big style! Good on Marquez.

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May 13

Posts: 1

The actions of Mark Marquez at last weeks GP was in no way the same as the Rossi/Gibernau incident, both riders were in control and Rossi had the line. 

Marquez was out of control and the action of hitting Lorenzo slowed him up enough for him to make the corner,

I dont know what vido replays the Safety boys were watching, or if they were watching it through "Honda goggles" but they got it very wrong.

In the end its the safety of the competitors that must be paramount in any sporting event and lets face it the only exposure motorycle sport gets in the non motorcycle press is the reporting of tragedy, look in the dailys after the next GP and see if there is anything that even looks like a report.

I dont doubt in any way that Marquez is a terrific rider but he has proved on several occasions that he is capable of "rash" moves and this was another example, ets hope that he or someone else involved is not the next "newsworthy" statistic

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Jan 10

Posts: 431

rlf3 says:


Foot on the deck right into the corner...?

Maybe Marquez should move to speedway.

But maybe not, Speedway frowns on unfair riding, so he should stick to MotoGP where the rules on riding conduct are largely ignored.

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Jan 11

Posts: 115

luckyskua says:

That's racing?

Don't know much about the current ACU Road Racing licence but I hear you have to go to Rugby and sit some sort of test. I'll bet using your feet to aid braking isn't in it.

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Dec 10

Posts: 243

blue200tdi says:

Lozenger ran into Marquez, seems I was watching a different race to most people! Maybe most of you have never even ridden a bike. MArquez was actually in front of Lozenger in the corner, Lozenger then turned into Marquez. I feel he did it on purpose to get Marquez a penalty because he realised he'd gone to hard into the corner and let Marquez in.

Any way, hopefully the fire is back in racing and the powers that be will let it go because it has become like a load of girls riding around then moaning to their mum when something happens they don't like!

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Jul 08

Posts: 30

I think Mr blue200tdi (Audi driver) should look at the photo at the top of this page which clearly shows that Marc wasn't in front of Lorenzo when they hit. Anyway, as far as I see it, no rider has a right to a particular piece of tarmac at any particular time. They both needed that same piece and touched because they were on different lines. It's racing. As Ayrton Senna once said; "if you see gap and don't go for it, you're not a racer". Amen.

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Mar 06

Posts: 107

Hedgeholer says:

Marquez - The new Simoncelli

There's no one his riding reminds me of more.

OK, to be fair, Marquez has more talent.

Even so it'll go the same way -  He'll pull more and more dangerous stunts until he skittles someone and eventually Dorna will have to get up off its supine arse and jump on him.

Dorna talk a great fight about rider safety but have some history of behaving like professional bullshitters & prevaricators.  I hope if they don't act and someone's hurt they're in the dock alongside Marquez.  How they avoided prosecution when Daijiro Kato was more or less sacrificed to allow the race to continue - when many thought it should have been Red Flagged - still baffles a lot of people. 

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