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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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Nostrodamus

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Nostrodamus says:

That was Simoncelli-esque

in its execution, but not malicious in intent as some of MM's past Moto2 stunts could be construed.

Lorenzo has every right to be pissed with the attempt. You could argue he left a sizeable gap, but then his counter being that MM was too far back to pull the inside pass off safely. Correct assumption as it was. MM was never going to stay on the race track at that speed without the use of JL as a berm.

Ultimately this was a racing incident made by a rookie in the class and perhaps some slack should be cut for this reason alone. Luckily no real causalties, just a couple of points here and there and lessons learnt by all concerned.

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TTdaft

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TTdaft says:

'you could argue he left a gap' .........more like a gaping chasm, MM doesn't wait for an invititation and JL knows that, he should be pissed off with himself for not protecting his line and nobody else!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NcvsHLvYirY

 

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tris123

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tris123 says:

Naughty boy, Lorenzo better get used to it though.  MM is only going to get better.

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ColonelClaw

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ColonelClaw says:

Uh-huh

Yeah I'm sure MM was sorry - sorry he didn't put him in hospital :)

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ajmcguk

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ajmcguk says:

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MM had to go for it, and was always going to run wide as he had to brake later. JL should know this and brake a bit earlier to cut inside, rather than arrogantly cutting in front. I actually think MM had "right of way".

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chrisg011

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chrisg011 says:

Estoril 2006

I wouldnt have done it to Dani.... but would Dani have done it to you MM?
Experience from Estoril 2006 shows us that he would, and he wouldnt give a hoot either.

Roll on Le Mans and a wet-dry track with wide lines and wilder riding from the Spaniards

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chrisg011

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chrisg011 says:

MM Crash

Though this incident was the talking point, lets spare a thought for the crash suffered by MM during FP - his lowside at turn 1 (I believe).

 

Very similar to the fatal incident which befell (sic) Simoncelli in 2011 and, judging by the riding style of MM and other Moto2 riders, potentially the shape of things to come!

The elbow down style is great to watch and do but on a crowded track the risk of a crash which pulls the bike back onto line, and in the path of the riders behind is not going to end well (again).

 

This should be the talking point, not JLs barn door and MM's fast pace

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PaceyCasey

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PaceyCasey says:

Hi all

Marc Marquez sorry for Jorge Lorenzo collision

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Really? The boy is undoubtedly 'the future' but has already had to apologise many times during his short career. The first at this level and probably not the last.

For the record, I believe he knew exactly what he was doing.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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RevNutz

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RevNutz says:

It's exciting but is it fair?

No doubt MotoGP is far more exciting now that Rossi's back and Marquez is up there. But using another rider to help him round a turner because he's outbraked himself, is that fair on Lorenzo who would have easily gone around the turn? I don't think so. Marquez popularity is being controlled by Dorna, when they penalise him like they did in Valencia last year, then people come on here and say he's too dangerous to ride motorcycles, but when he's not penalised, suddenly he's the best rider we've ever seen.

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Popski

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Popski says:

No doubt that Marquez is the 'future' but actions like that can result in a career-ending outcome or maybe even worse. Win but don't risk killing another rider to do it.

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