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Oct 7

MotoGP: Marquez Not Expecting MotorLand Penalty

MotoGP: Marquez Not Expecting MotorLand Penalty

Repsol Honda’s rider Marc Marquez celebrates with mechanics after winning the MotoGP race of the Aragon Grand Prix at the Motorland. (Photo: Getty Images)

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.

Oct 2

MotoGP: Race Direction To Investigate Marquez-Pedrosa Impact At Aragon

MotoGP: Race Direction To Investigate Marquez-Pedrosa Impact At Aragon

Repsol Honda Team’s Spanish rider Dani Pedrosa (left) falls off his bike. (Photo: Getty Images)

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.

Oct 1

Crutchlow Calls For Greater Engine Performance

Crutchlow Calls For Greater Engine Performance

British rider Cal Crutchlow rides his Yamaha Tech 3. (Photo: Getty Images)

Cal Crutchlow was left downcast following Sunday’s Aragón Grand Prix, having finished sixth from seventh on the grid at the end of a frustrating weekend.

After the 23-lap encounter which was staged over a total of almost 117 kilometers, Crutchlow stressed that both he and teammate Bradley Smith were losing much ground at MotorLand Aragón, particularly down the kilometer-long back straight.

Sep 29

Marquez Friendly Fire Raises Honda Tensions

Rookie sensation Marc Marquez took control of the MotoGP world championship with victory in the Aragon Grand Prix but at a high cost to team harmony within the Repsol Honda squad.

And only time will tell if a post-race apology by Marquez to his bruised and battered teammate Dani Pedrosa will be enough to heal a widening rift.

Pedrosa was unforgiving in his assessment that Marquez’s aggressive, high-risk late braking style is over the limit.

Sep 29

Rossi Celebrates 146th Premier Class Podium

Valentino Rossi (Right) and Marc Marquez (Left) celebrate after scoring podium finishes at MotorLand Aragon. (Photo: MotoGP.com)

Valentino Rossi (Right) and Marc Marquez (Left) celebrate after scoring podium finishes at MotorLand Aragon. (Photo: MotoGP.com)

Valentino Rossi was back on the podium for the fifth time in 2013 and the 146th time in his premier class career at the Gran Premio Iveco de Aragon on Sunday.

The nine-time World Champion took advantage of the highside crash of Dani Pedrosa in front of him during the race to slot in behind Marc Marquez and Jorge Lorenzo and was happy to return to the rostrum.