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Lorenzo blamed Bagnaio for the incident

Lorenzo blamed Bagnaio for the incident

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The incident between Marc Marquez and Francesco Bagnaia at the last race in Portimao divided fans and experts. The three-time world champion of the MotoGP class, who now acts as a commentator, defended his compatriot and attributed the blame to Francesco Bagnaija. "Marc is otherwise an aggressive racer, but in this specific case he did not make a mistake, because a racer who overtakes does not have a 360° view of what is happening around him." "According to him, Bagnaia had a better view of the situation and was able to avoid the collision. "On the other hand, the rider behind, in this case Bagnaia, could have understood Marco's intention and let him go ahead in that turn. Instead, he saw a little space, opened the gas while accelerating and drove onto the line Marc was returning to. I would say Pecco was responsible for the collision
Oliveira praised his fans: Only Valentino Rossi had more support

Oliveira praised his fans: Only Valentino Rossi had more support

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Miguel Oliveira finished his home race in Portimao in ninth place. The Portuguese would certainly like a better result in front of his fans, not least in 2020 in the corona season, when he already won in front of empty stands at this racetrack. Despite not having the best result, he was full of praise for the support of the home fans after the race. In an interview with SportTV, he compared the support of his fans to that of Valentino Rossi at the races. "I've been competing in the World Championship for 14 years. I've done many races in different countries. When the entire race track cheers for you, it's something priceless. Only Valentino Rossi had more support for the race. I wanted to thank everyone who came to support me from the bottom of my heart because it means a lot to me."
Yamaha in Portimao on a private test

Yamaha in Portimao on a private test

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The Yamaha team stayed on the track in Portimão on Monday, as they had a private test scheduled. At the moment, not much is known about the course of this. According to the picture published by the journalist Simon Patterson, some of the innovations that were tested today by the factory racers Fabio Quartararo and Alex Rins are already visible. https://twitter.com/denkmit/status/1772221200149696818?t=HiuOtU-JJ_xMGseOAn6puA&s=19 At the Japanese manufacturer, they are determined to catch the best competitors. A private test is allowed to Yamaha as part of the new concession rules. They also have the same benefits at Honda, which they tested in Jerez before the last race. Yamaha will want to use innovations to convince Fabio Quartararo to stay in the team. The contract of the Frac racer, like most, expires at the end of this season. Because of someone
Martin: When I saw Marc and Pecc on the ground I knew I had to win

Martin: When I saw Marc and Pecc on the ground I knew I had to win

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Jorge Martin admitted what his first thoughts were when he saw Marc Marquez and Francesco Bagnaia on the ground. As he said, at that moment he set himself the goal of making the most of it by winning. After finishing third in qualifying, the Spaniard took the lead already when braking in the first turn, and then led the entire race and, despite the pressure of Vinales and Bastianini, celebrated a sovereign victory. Despite the fact that Bagnaia did not win points, Martin took the overall lead for the third time in his career. "I'm very proud of the work we did this weekend. I knew I would have a very good feeling with the last medium hard tire." "At the start of the race I was completely focused on getting into the lead as soon as possible. I knew that would be extremely important today. To be first after the first lap is
Bastianini: Victory was out of reach, Martin drove a perfect race

Bastianini: Victory was out of reach, Martin drove a perfect race

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Enea Bastianini was very pleased with the second place on the track in Portimao, where last year he was injured after falling in the sprint and was therefore forced to miss the next five races. The Italian was the best in qualifying on Saturday, and then, after a not-so-convincing performance in the sprint, took sixth place. He fared much better in Sunday's main race, when he and Jorge Martino and Maverick Vinales drove away from their rivals at the start. He drove for a long time in third place, but after the problems of Vinales, he came to the finish line in second place. As he said after the end, despite a slightly worse result, the sprint race was extremely useful for him, because he saw the shortcomings that he had to eliminate until Sunday's race. "It's an exceptional race for me. After the big mistake yesterday in the sprint, it was very important to
Vinales explained the reason for the fall at the end of the race

Vinales explained the reason for the fall at the end of the race

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Maverick Vinales confirmed that his crash at the first turn of the final lap was due to gearbox problems. These should appear already in the sixth round. After winning Saturday's sprint race, the Aprilia rider was considered one of the main favorites to repeat this achievement in Sunday's main race. He confirmed this already in the opening section, when together with Jorge Martin and Eneo Bastianini, he gained a nice advantage over his pursuers. But from the sixth lap onwards, the Spaniard had plenty of trouble shifting between fifth and sixth gear. While accelerating at the end of the penultimate lap, his motorcycle shifted into neutral instead of sixth gear. This was also the reason why he suddenly slowed down while in second place. When accelerating out of the first turn, the motorcycle is suddenly over
Marquez: Pecco was too aggressive for the extra two points

Marquez: Pecco was too aggressive for the extra two points

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Although Marc Marquez agrees with the decision of the commissioners, who characterized his collision with Francesco Bagnaia as a racing incident, he adds that this decision is very close to the limit. According to him, the blame for the fall of both lies with Bagnaia, who made a mistake when attempting a reverse maneuver. After that, Marc went to the medical center for a preventive check-up, but no injuries were found. "It was just a bump on the shoulder, nothing serious." Could the accident have been avoided? "Of course, it is impossible for the two racers who were involved in the crash right after the race to agree on who is to blame and who is not," said Marc with a smile on his face. "When we went to the commissioner, I said that it was a racing incident, but it was completely borderline. It is up to them to make a decision." "I believe that Pecco is responsible for t
Bagnaia is furious after zero but admits it was a racing incident

Bagnaia is furious after zero but admits it was a racing incident

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Francesco Bagnaia was understandably very disappointed after finishing Sunday's race without any points after crashing. At the same time, he agrees with the decision of the race commissioners that the collision with Marc Marquez was a racing incident. The mentioned racers collided and fell at the end of the race when they were fighting for fifth place. "Before the race I was very confident, because I already felt very good in the warm-up. The grip was very good. I was thinking to run the race similar to Qatar. So aggressively at the beginning to break into the lead and then control the rivals and the tires ." "But right at the start I was in more and more trouble. I expected to be faster, but I couldn't keep up with the riders in front. So I decided to slow down, control the tire wear
Acosta calms down after his first place on the winners' podium: It won't always be like this, we have to stay on realistic ground

Acosta calms down after his first place on the winners' podium: It won't always be like this, we have to stay on realistic ground

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Pedro Acosta has already stepped onto the podium in just his second race in the elite class. In Portimao, after finishing seventh in qualifying, he impressed with numerous overtakings. He first overtook the two KTM factory racers, then overtook Marc Marquez and Francesco Bagnaia superbly and made his way to fourth place. After Maverick Vinales crashed at the start of the last lap, he was rewarded for his performance with third place. After the race, one of the greatest talents of recent years, despite his extraordinary success, wanted to "calm the ball down" a bit and the expectations that he will now fight for a place on the winners' podium in every race. "This is just the beginning. We have to stay realistic. It's been a great weekend, but maybe in Austin or Jerez it will be much more challenging."
Bagnaia and Marquez were taken away without penalty

Bagnaia and Marquez were taken away without penalty

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The race commissioners called the collision between Francesco Bagnaio and Marco Marquez a racing incident. Both racers took it away without penalty. Marquez tried to overtake Bagnaia in the fifth turn of the twenty-third lap, but was a bit too long. When he aligned the motorcycle to the ideal line, the Italian racer was already there. The collision was inevitable, and as a result both remained without points. After the race, the race commissioners examined the collision in detail and decided that it was a racing incident, so they were not penalized further. Francesco Bagnaia is disappointed to leave the track in Portimao after already in Saturday's sprint race he lost the victory due to a mistake and finished in fourth place. After today's zero in the total, he is 23 points behind the leader Martin. Marc Marquez today