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Matthew Birt  says:

Marc Marquez remains upbeat after disaster Down Under

Spaniard Marc Marquez refused to be too downbeat after he saw his commanding MotoGP world championship lead slashed in half after a disastrous Phillip Island race.Marquez knew going into the Australian clash that if he scored eight points more than Yamaha rival Jorge Lorenzo, he would clinch a historic first premier class crown.A dramatic weekend though dominated by major Bridgestone...

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Nostrodamus

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Nostrodamus says:

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Undoubtedly Dorna cocked up in a big way here which lead to the farce that was Sundays race. But to suggest Uncle Carmelo endeavoured to manipulate results is conspiracy theory nonsense. He's not in the habit of applying big penalties to his favoured nephews VR & MM.

As has been suggested elsewhere, why on earth wasn't a mandatory riders briefing called to discuss the minutae? Every rider or their respresentative to attend. The insult on injury amateurish shambles created by Dorna, Bridgestone, Capirossi and Webb could have been handled far better.

A cruel break for MM for sure. But he has to remember he still has a sound points lead and should still bring home the bacon.

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revbenjamin

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revbenjamin says:

Indeed Hedgehog5 >>>>> the Lord (Dorna) giveth and the Lord (Dorna) taketh away !  So be it !

Whichever way you look at it the decision was a plague and pestilence upon the Motogp community.

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pogo_it

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pogo_it says:

Every rider on the grid did more than 10 laps, a perfect example of how pathetically badly the rule was written. that hrc then messed up is another matter entirely

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AlexDAbomB69

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AlexDAbomB69 says:

Where

 were the blue flags to warn MM of  the two two hudred mile an hour missiles coming over the down hill turn one? Its all in the rule book, race control should have had marshalls warning of approaching riders with waved blue flags. 

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AlexDAbomB69

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AlexDAbomB69 says:

Not

 That it mattered as he should never have left pitlane any way.

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saturn392

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saturn392 says:

Yes folks

There's an awful lot of lessons to be learnt from the P.I. debacle.   I hope this is a one off not to be repeated anywhere else. 

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Nostrodamus

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Nostrodamus says:

Blue flags are only for lapped riders

Marquez wasn't being lapped, he was disputing the lead.

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carcleanerboy

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total farce

 From the tyre makers to the race directors. Felt for Marquez and Honda as it was a **** decision

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carcleanerboy

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OOOH

 naughty words now come up as stars!!!! lets test afew , bum? bollocks , stoner

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JP4Hire

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JP4Hire says:

Sadly no........

Sadly no points for Marquez this weekend, although hopefully he will get one for riding straight onto the racing line, and into Lorenzo. This would make him start from the back of the grid in Japan. Karma. 

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