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Matthew Birt  says:

Yamaha boss calls on Race Direction to hold Marquez talks

Yamaha boss Massimo Meregalli believes MotoGP’s Race Direction should speak to world championship leader Marc Marquez about his riding tactics following the recent controversial Jerez race. But Meregalli doesn’t want the four-member Race Direction to speak to the Repsol Honda rider about his aggressive move on reigning world champion Jorge Lorenzo at the last corner of the Spanish Grand Prix. Marquez seized...

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Jan 13

Posts: 2

nafterli says:

He's brought excitement back. He should keep riding on the limit and leave this lethargic bunch of riders we have on the grid. Some of us have come back to watching motoGP because its exciting. There's a hungry rider on the block and he's going for the title. Leave these clinical riders to do their thing!

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May 13

Posts: 188

OwainGlyndwr says:

No class

Only Marquez knows how close to the limit he was - no-one else. He got closer and closer but nothing happened and they never once touched. Cheap-shot by Meregalli and Yamaha.

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Mar 09

Posts: 5384

Nostrodamus says:

I'm inclined to agree Owain

We could clearly see MM was over the limit on the last corner but as you say nobody knows for the non-incidents Meregalli mentions. It may have looked a little hairy on screen, but what looks a bit loose track or screen side can feel quite normal behind the 'bars.

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Mar 12

Posts: 483

looks like itll be raining in Le mans. Interesting to see how quickly mark adapts to the RC213 in the bet, he'll still be up near the top

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Aug 02

Posts: 2320

Hedgehog5 says:

Anyone who has watched Marquez race knows that's how he is pretty much all of the time when he's actually racing for a place... he had only 2 DNF's last year (same as JL) & was only off the podium once. You can't criticise a racer for what might have happened... this is racing... if they were all afraid of what might happen we wouldn't have this sport... cheap shot Yamaha!

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Oct 10

Posts: 189

zoobaz says:


Tell you what, why don't we ban anyone from any 'spirited' racing at all?

We could use pit-stop strategy for overtaking and maybe just allow overtaking in specific zones on the racetrack, with technical aids to make sure the overtake actually happens.

I'm sure the riders would love that - then MotoGP would be as interesting as F1!

Sorry to be sarcastic... but it's a slippery slope.....



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Jan 11

Posts: 300

yzrm1 says:

tell you what

let all the riders perform like MM.! or like with bau and Jorge in Assen. that would be great. we don't need pit stops. we need bouch stops. we need riders who don't give a shit for anyone on track. that would be amazing! we can read every weekend another story who's injured and it give's more title candidates. maybe barbara can become the next world champ!!!

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Mar 08

Posts: 264

stompmyduke says:


Rather wishy-washy complaints from Yamaha. So Marquez out-braked himself a coupla times - just like many others did in this race. They have a short memory as it was only in 2010 that one of their riders tried to kill Lorenzo several times at Motegi (yes, it WAS Valentino Rossi!). The main point about Marquez is that, in spite of spirited riding, he has neither decked himself, nor anyone else (in spite of predictions to the contrary). Stop crawling up Jorge's ass signore Merigalli.

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Apr 12

Posts: 24

mchale2020 says:

Tuning Forks

I interpret this as 'Our bikes won't be as strong as the Hondas on the absolute maximum envelope of racing and we would like to see MM ride a little bit more conservatively to compensate for our deficit so as to still be competitive.' I could be wrong, but the Hondas are very fast and the Yamahas are good but finicky. That inconsistency makes it difficult for the M1s to be competitive against the likes of MM. It's a gross over-generalization but just what I'm interpreting.

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Jul 11

Posts: 32

Momo1970 says:

Lets get it right MM was faster then JL all race, and it just JL defensive riding that kept MM behind. In the real world JL should have wave MM to pass him, as he was clearly faster. JL played it hard and deserved the aggressive pass from MM. Yamaha should focus on making their bike faster and not complaining for MM aggressive riding. JL was sitting duck for half of the race....

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