He admitted the mistake, he couldn’t have done otherwise: “The only way to keep the pace is to make up for what I’m losing from all the other parts of the track under braking. Unfortunately I made a mistake, I’m sorry for Oliveira”. But what he did is not justifiable. And the penalty, 2 LLP, too mild
March 26, 2023
Portimao – When I saw live thereaccident on the third lap, with Marc Marquez who first hit Jorge Martin and then knocked down Miguel OliveiraI thought: “It’s totally out of control”. So out of control that when the possibility of a technical failure arose, I thought: “It could also be, Marquez can’t make a mistake like that”. Instead, no technical failure, Marc made a completely wrong braking, ruining his and two other riders’ race. “I’m so sorry about Miguel,” she said.
Unfortunately, this is not the first time this has happened: Marc, in the past, has become the protagonist of other similar episodes, such as in Argentina in 2018, when blinded by the desire to recover after a penalty, he hit his opponents like skittles and he hit the bowling ball with no respect for anyone. “Your ambition surpasses your talent” Casey Stoner said at Jerez in 2011, when Valentino Rossi made a mistake under braking (in the wet) and knocked him out. That phrase has gone down in history: how can you say something like that to Rossi? And how can you say something like that to Marquez, an extraordinarily talented rider? Yet, that’s exactly how it should be said.
Frustrated by a bike that doesn’t go as he would like, certainly not up to the rider, Marc races with only one dogma in mind: “The end justifies the means”. In truth, he has always done this, the difference is that in the past he had his Honda perfectly in hand, which supported him in his adventures; today this is no longer the case and in the meantime the MotoGP has changed, aerodynamics has shifted parameters, if you make a mistake in braking by a few metres, it may happen that you are no longer able to brake the bike. Marquez knows it, he must know it, but in that corner he arrived at a much higher speed than those in front of him. Impossible to stop.
The Steward Panel handed him a double Long Lap Penalty to be served in the next race in Argentina, naturally hoping that Marc can compete and that the hand injury isn’t so serious. Correct sanction? Absolutely not. Marquez should have been punished more severely, at least by disqualifying him for a GP. At least. Because someone like this must understand that there are also opponents. Someone like this is capable of anything. Also implement a diabolical plan in Australia 2015, making believe that he did nothing just to win the race.
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