The small protecter plate is designed to avoid the freak circumstances that triggered Pedrosa’s high-side crash at Aragon.Dani Pedrosa, Marc Marquez, MotoGP, Repsol Honda
Honda race boss Shuhei Nakamoto has sent a message to rookie sensation and MotoGP world title aspirant Marc Marquez: No more friendly fire.
Nakamoto wants to see a calming of the high-risk style that has positioned the 20-year-old Spaniard to become the first rookie in 35 years to win the title.Dani Pedrosa, Honda, Marc Marquez, MotoGP
MotoGP World Championship leader Marc Marquez claims to have been left ‘surprised’ that Race Direction is looking further into the incident between himself and Dani Pedrosa from Sunday’s Aragón Grand Prix, but the 20-year-old is not expecting to be penalised.
When running behind Pedrosa on the sixth lap of the race at MotorLand Aragón, Marquez out-braked himself and made passing contact with the Repsol Honda Team bike in front of him, thus slicing through a sensor cable on the back of Pedrosa’s machine which left the latter without traction control and therefore crashing out of the race just moments later.Aragon, Dani Pedrosa, Marc Marquez, MotoGP
Marc Marquez’s rivals have a mountain to climb at the Shell Advance Malaysian Motorcycle Grand Prix at Sepang this weekend to chase down the Repsol Honda Team rider’s 39-point lead in the MotoGP™ World Championship with only four races to go.
Yamaha Factory Racing’s Jorge Lorenzo is Marquez’s closest challenger and will be giving his all to try and haul back points on the Honda rookie, who last time out in Aragón made the headlines for not only his latest win. His contact with teammate Dani Pedrosa, which led to the rear wheel sensor of the latter failing – resulting in a big highside – will be discussed by Race Direction this Thursday.Jorge Lorenzo, Malaysian GP, Marc Marquez, MotoGP
Javier Alonso, Dorna Sports representative of FIM Race Direction, talks of the decision to organize a hearing involving Marc Marquez and Dani Pedrosa following their incident in the Gran Premio Iveco de Aragón, explaining the possibilities of resultant sanctions or changes in the MotoGP regulations.
Following the incident which involved the pair of Repsol Honda Team riders on the sixth lap of Sunday’s race at MotorLand Aragón, Race Direction has confirmed that it had summoned both competitors as well as representatives of the team in order to technically analyze the moment, with a hearing set to take place at Sepang next Thursday, Oct. 10.Aragon, Dani Pedrosa, Marc Marquez, MotoGP