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Old 08-11-2015, 13:23   #101   link
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Old 08-11-2015, 13:52   #102   link
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Allez, 't was nog onverhoopt spannend.

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Old 08-11-2015, 15:03   #103   link
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marquez kon duidelijk lorenzo inhalen. maar deed het niet. eikel.
naja. Lorenzo gun ik nog een wereldtitel, Marquez niet.
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Old 08-11-2015, 22:19   #104   link
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Tja, daar gaat die niet wakker van liggen.

Wachten tot het einde om Lorenzo aan te vallen kan gewoon een tactiek zijn die hier een beetje gedwarsboomd werd door de aanstormende Pedrosa. Misschien was het iets anders dan dat, maar het seizoen is voorbij nu en gedane zaken nemen geen keer. Tijd om het los te laten.

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ja, dat wel, tijd om het los te laten
Yamaha op 1e en 2e plaats, perfect seizoen
Honda mag hun wonden likken
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Old 11-11-2015, 22:23   #106   link
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"In another race they would have tried to overtake but not in this one, We are Spaniards and it was right that the title remain in Spain".

That sentence from Jorge Lorenzo after the race in Valencia is really all you need to know.

A shameful day for MotoGP. A sad day for a segment of Spanish sport and yet another opportunity to keep his trap shut missed by Jorge Lorenzo.
The now three time champion (who announced his happiness at having joined the ranks of 3 timers like Ayrton Senna.....?) claimed the only reason Rossi was ever leading was because of his own bad luck. Presumably like when he blamed his fogging helmet for his poor riding in the rain at Silverstone.

Whatever.

Few liked this man before, despite his enormous talent. Even less will like him in the future, not after he tried to get his teammate banned after Malaysia... except maybe for Max Biaggi.

Marquez. If this is the future of the sport then perhaps it's time to tune out.

He once again rode to protect Lorenzo's rear. Check out the time sheets sometimes, look how his lap time dropped after Pedrosa tried to attack. In that brief moment Marquez, who had been content to sit staring at Lorenzo rear for 28 laps, suddenly looked like the rider who gave Rossi no quarter in Malaysia.

But in the final analysis, it is Rossi who needs to look at himself in the mirror. Marquez has acted in pathetic, petty, bitchy way but Valentino is pushing 40, he should have know better than to stir the pot and fall into Marquez' trap.

That most other riders offered Rossi little resistance as he sliced though the field today speaks volumes on how many were calling bullshit of Marquez's behavior in Phillip Island and Malaysia. Everyone was obviously onto the Spaniard.
Rossi may come out of this season as the "People's Champion" but how he thought it a good idea to continue to pound on it leading into the final race where he knew his only chance was a an honest race by Marquez, more of a mystery.

A self fulfilling prophecy.

MotoGP is the big loser despite the enormous interest in today's race. There will forever be an asterisk next to Lorenzo's third title, mud on Marquez, regret for Rossi and a question for all fans:

How amazing would the season finale had been as a straight fight?
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What happened in Assen? Rossi, 20 seasons of racing and many similar moves under his belt, knew Marquez would try on the final corner and put himself in a position where Marquez could do nothing but bump him. In essence he played the youngster for a sucker, humiliated him and got the win.

This is the root of the current saga.

Marquez has been resentful ever since, his riding in 2015 has been inconsistent, his championship hopes evaporated. The Spaniard has been plotting his revenge: Rossi would not win his 10th championship, Marquez would do whatever he could to help fellow Spaniard Jorge Lorenzo catch and beat "the Doctor".

Last month at Phillip Island, Marquez put his plan into action. He let Lorenzo go and started slowing Rossi and Ducati's Andrea Iannone. Lap charts showed Marquez riding consistently 1 second a lap slower than his usual pace when in front of Rossi and Iannone, only to speed up when behind.
On the final lap, he was able to pass both Iannone and Lorenzo with ease. The reason why he did not let Lorenzo win? A number of past GP riders have said it was not to give away the game.

Rossi, saw all of this coming and launched the accusation on the eve of the Malaysian race. "Marquez will deliberately try to help Lorenzo". Headlines across the planet.

In retrospect not the best move for Rossi because it only helped to provoke Marquez and make Spanish media bristle.

Come race day, Valentino's predictions come true, Marquez after letting Lorenzo go in the lead does everything he can to stay ahead of Rossi. At this point Marquez is not in contention for the championship any longer so his manic riding has only one goal.

The insane battle between Rossi and Marquez culminated with a frustrated Rossi leading the Honda rider wide, Marquez responding by leaning into him with his helmet and body before falling.

Rossi was penalized, three points taken away and condemned to start the title deciding race this week end from the back of the grid.

These pieces of film have been subjected to Zapruder level of scrutiny in the past weeks. Most commentary has not been kind to Marquez. It's obvious from overhead shots Rossi did not kick him as claimed and that Marquez leaning in was the reason for the fall.

It has not stopped much of the Spanish media from losing the plot or Repsol from issuing statements about quitting MotoGP sponsorship if Rossi was not punished and Honda claiming it had proof Rossi kicked Marquez' front brake lever causing the fall (even though there was a brake guard in place!).

But possibly worst of all, Jorge Lorenzo first gave his teammate the thumbs down on the podium and later asked for stiffer punishment. Very convenient.
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ja, dat wel, tijd om het los te laten
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ik kwam nog een goed geschreven artikel tegen dat alles nog eens samenvat
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