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Matthew Birt  says:

Jorge Lorenzo breaks silence on Marc Marquez clash

cJorge Lorenzo has spoken for the first time in detail about the controversial last lap clash he was involved in with hard riding compatriot Marc Marquez in Sunday’s Spanish MotoGP race at Jerez. The factory Yamaha rider lost second place and the chance to lead the 2013 world championship standings when he was involved in a dramatic final corner on the...

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Sep 10

Posts: 837

CBR11X says:

Speak for yourself TDI. Successful people don't have to step on everyone on their way up. People without feelings or compassion for others are called psychopaths. I seriously hope you don't have children or work with young people, as your morals seem perverse. I also doubt that you've ever raced a motorcycle, because if you did, you'd know that fairing bashing and elbow bashing can cause serious injury. It's one thing to race hard and it's another thing to collide into others to make a pass. The sport needs brave hard riders that use a bit of common sense and consideration. Watch some races from the 1980's and you'll see hard riding but very little contact between riders, except when an accident occurs. An accident is an unavoidable or unforseen set of events. Marquez' pass was way too optimistic, even though I knew he'd go for it, there was no way he was making that apex without using Lorenzo as a barrier. In this case it turned out OK, but if there wasn't increased run-off Lorenzo would have binned it. Motorcycle racing is not the same as car racing at all. The amount of trust and faith you need to have in your competitors is enormous.

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Feb 09

Posts: 515

Yes, it was a hard move, but Marquez is a competitor. I suspect that if the tables were turned, he'd accept it and move on. Lorenzo does seem to whinge a lot if things aren't to his liking or outside his own agenda. It certainly made for a more interesting race than the rather processional ones that are becoming the norm.

Must have been good, even my missus enjoyed it!

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Aug 02

Posts: 2323

Hedgehog5 says:


"MM's ambition outweighed his talent."

His ambition was to pass Lorenzo... he had the talent to do that without crashing or being penalised... ambition achieved. A better rider might have made a better job of it, however, amazingly for a rookie, he seems to have got the ambition/talent balance just about right at the moment.



CBR - "Successful people don't have to step on everyone on their way up."

They don't have to but if someone's in the way of them achieving their goal they're likely to get very quickly brushed aside. Unfortunately it's worked very well for Rossi & he's the most successful rider of the modern era... Yamaha even had him back after he ditched them. If you're successful & you earn them money you can do what you like... even cheat the tax man.

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Feb 09

Posts: 846

chrisg011 says:


rode deep into the corner, missing the apex and online to run wide - as per turn 6.

If JL had not:
A) Left the door open, MM would not have had room for the attempt
B) Turned into him but had allowed MM to run deep JL would have had the run on him to the flag
C) Taken an earlier apex, MM would have been forced to run wider and still deep

JL missjudged the relative position of MM before and in the corner resulting in a lost 4 points.
The banged fairing is a result of JL's missjudgement and MM's opportunistic move.

Rather than whine after the race JL kept it professionally cold and stayed quiet before making his statement int he cold light of the day after - maybe a lesson for Others, maybe too late for some...


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Jul 11

Posts: 1918

CHRainmaker says:

Wake up people!..

..This is racing, not a knitting circle. You complain if the racing's boring and you start whinging again that it's all too dangerous. Jeez, make up your minds, you sound like a bunch of girls..

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Mar 04

Posts: 207

v2kiwi says:


 Racing incident , pure and simple. Watch a speedway GP or MX GP , it,s called passing when you think you might be able to get thru there . and he did. This is what GP s used to be like, in the Shwantz  and Randy era,s . Lorenzo or any other rider would have done the same. Only my opinion.

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Mar 04

Posts: 207

v2kiwi says:

Could nt say it


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Jul 12

Posts: 3300

wosihound says:

Too true..

Chris & CHR are bang on..

I find it interesting that those whinging about Marquez' overtake, are known fans of riders in The Pussy Club.

Marc is paid to race..last lap, last corner of the Spanish GP with the outright lead if the championship at stake?

Check those panties..Hairy set of prize yangers or ladies front bottom?

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Mar 07

Posts: 276

It's not that Lorenzo went massively wide...

... into the last corner. If you look at the overhead (helicopter shot) he was on the same line as Pedrosa took a few seconds before. MM was too hot and punted him. It's a racing incident and happens in every class of Motorsport and that's the excitement we like to see. Every racer has been guilty of this before. MM is in the best position of his life. He's leading the championship with no pressure what so ever on his shoulders. He's not expected to win it this year, fair enough HRC expect him to take a couple of wins and support his team mate but that's about it. Even if he drops away mid season, he will still have done an outstanding job. But he's a racer and will go for every point he can get his grubby mitts on!

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Oct 08

Posts: 262

LaughingGas says:

Well, he needs to get used to it because it won't be the last time we see it.

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