Marc Marquez’s action on the second lap, when he knocked Oliveira out, caused and will cause discussion. While waiting for the explanations from the Spanish rider (who allegedly spoke of a technical problem), here’s what the other protagonists said
March 26, 2023
Marc Marquez has undergone i repeated whistles of the Portuguese public for the maneuver with which it has steso Miguel Oliveira. We learn that too George Martin had consequences: in the impact with the 93 one is broken toe, he hurt his ankle and the bike twisted the handlebars.
The pilot was sanctioned from the Race direction.
Fortunately Oliveira reported no fractures but only bruises. Instead, she reported Marquez that she would have fractured first metacarpal bone from the right hand, and came out of the medical center with a conspicuous bandage on his hand and wrist. Tomorrow other checks in Barcelona, could skip Argentina.
Returning to the incident: Marquez allegedly told Razali, when he went to apologize in the garage, that he had had a technical problem. A justification that, however, does not convince the pilots or Claudio Domenicali, who told Sky: “If so, they will have to prove it with the data”.
Below are all the reactions we have collected on Marc Marquez, everyone condemns his maneuver and calls for sanctions.
The reactions to Marc Marquez’s manoeuvre
Immediately the words of the two directly involved:
Miguel Oliveira to SKY: “I have a little pain in my right leg but nothing broken, positive given the blow I took. I saw the replay, it was weird, definitely Marc he jumped from too far, it was over the limit. He avoided Martin, but I was there “. Would Marc have said he had a technical problem?”If you have a technical problem, brake first“.
George Martin, a SKY: “In the end it’s always the sameafter the big blow he gave me I broke my toe and i have something in my ankle too. She also twisted my handlebars and in any case I was lapping at 38, I was ready for the podium. I hope they will do something, it’s always him, I hope they do something. I don’t know if I could have won but I certainly could have fought for the podium.”
Aleix Espargaro: “Marquez’s action today… but where are you going?? Brake first!“. Aleix added: “It is not the Race Direction (which has to take action), we are the ones who need to relax40 races to go, it’s not all over today, how many pilots do we have in the hospital?”.
Heavy words also from Massimo Rivola, To Aprilia Racing: “I see non-existent referee towards whom doesn’t respect the rules. I’m not against the attitude of the pilots, they will try until the end. The pilots must be stopped. Do we realize the damage that was done in the first race? If we don’t realize it, someone will get really hurt. If these pilots don’t start being sanctioned, it’s a problem, I’m a bad example for young pilots”.
Also Claudio Sundays is on the same wavelength as Rivola: “It’s time to put a stop to this way of riding” he said referring to Marquez, then added: “If it was a technical problem they have to prove it with data“.
The three on the podium saw the incident on the TV behind the podium: “Mother of God!” Vinales said twice.
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