Penalties should be improved to prevent MotoGP from getting ‘bored’

Current World Champion & Current Points Leader She crashed while trying to beat the main contender for the title Alex Espargaro early in the Dutch Grand Prix in June and later sentenced to a long penalty kick to be served this weekend at Silverstone.

He later revolted against this decision on social media He said he would stop trying to overtake to avoid the penalty, as he targeted the consistency of referees.

This was followed by a statement from Yamaha also questioning the penalty kick, with a number of Thursday’s riders at Silverstone defending Quartararo.

The Yamaha rider says he has not changed his mind about the penalty and believes MotoGP is in danger of getting “boring” if the stewards can’t find a “balance” in how crashes are judged.

“I don’t want to say anything about the previous incident because there was no penalty,” Quartaro said. “Of course, after the Barcelona crash, it was massive, I understand they want to change the rules they need to be more aggressive.

“But I think we need to find a balance between irresponsible driving and a race crash. Of course, I know I crashed and Alex could have done a better result.

“But I don’t see that as a punishment. But only [as] They need to find the balance between the penalty kick and the absence of a penalty, and that is the main thing not to make our sport boring.”

Fabio Quartararo, Factory Yamaha Racing

Fabio Quartararo, Factory Yamaha Racing

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suzuki Joan Mir He says he doesn’t understand why Quartararo is being punished for what he feels is an obvious racing accident, while Jack Miller It was not to eliminate the 2020 world champion in Portugal.

“I don’t understand the punishment,” Meyer said. “But after the race, I didn’t see the accident and didn’t want to think too much about the accident, but when I saw what happened I couldn’t believe it, because Fabio was just trying to overtake, and then, this racing, he lost the front.

“He didn’t want to crash. What’s the difference in what makes Miller Lee in Portimao, what’s the difference?

“The difference is that Miller crashed, and they crashed, Alex didn’t crash, they punished Fabio and they didn’t punish Miller?

I cry for this job. I say this work because that’s what I have in the race. Every weekend there is one such incident or more, probably. So I don’t understand this punishment.”

Fabio Quartararo, Yamaha Factory Racing, Takaaki Nakagami, Team LCR Honda and Alex Rins, Team Suzuki MotoGP, Francesco Bagnia, Team Ducati in the back

Fabio Quartararo, Yamaha Factory Racing, Takaaki Nakagami, Team LCR Honda and Alex Rins, Team Suzuki MotoGP, Francesco Bagnia, Team Ducati in the back

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Other racers also talked about not giving the MotoGP hosts Takaaki Nakagami Penalty for a multi-cyclist collision at the start of the Catalan Grand Prix when defending Quartararo.

“I completely agree with Fabio in the sense that he is not happy and cannot understand the penalty,” added Alex Espargaro. “We have seen various examples this year of being more aggressive [moves] From him there was no penalty.

“If you award a penalty in that case and then award a penalty to Fabio, I think Fabio will understand and continue.

But all the riders on the Safety Committee are pushing for the same thing [thing]trying to make it equal for all because if one day you punish and one day you do not punish, it is difficult for us to understand.

“I think we will continue to ride hard, we will continue to do our races.”

Paul Espargaro, Repsol Honda Team

Paul Espargaro, Repsol Honda Team

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Honda Paul Espargaro He thinks Quartararo’s penalty was “another bad decision from the racing direction,” but feels the general collisions should be punished to set an example for younger riders.

“Since we’re all complaining about this situation on the Safety Committee, I understand it was the right choice,” Paul said. “In terms of overtaking, we saw overtaking every time, and if you can overtake, you won’t crash.

“When you overtake and you crash, it means you can’t do that overtaking. So it’s a big mistake, you know, so you have to pay for it.

“I understand Fabio is pissed off about this, but it’s the only way to avoid this kind of thing, especially in the last laps where everything is important, you can go in and throw the bike in and if you crash, nothing will happen.

“No, it should be a penalty, because we’re racing but we’re showing the smaller classes that you can’t do what you want.

“So, I understand, as I said, Fabio is angry, but for the future it must be so. It is a good choice.”

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