MotoGP: Marc Márquez vs. Valentino Rossi fight goes on

The main topic of Austin GP remains the fight between Marc Márquez and Valentino Rossi. Paolo Ianieri, reporter of “La Gazzetta dello Sport”, said that the two riders kept blaming each other during the Safety Commission meeting on Friday afternoon. “You taught everyone how to take out the other riders” seems to have said Márquez. Here’s how Valentino Rossi replied: “You can’t compare me and you, because you took out five riders in one race and me, just four in twenty years”.

WHERE’S FIM?  – Always Paolo Ianieri reveals that the Safety Commission meeting was chaired by Carmelo Ezpeleta (Dorna CEO), his son Carlos and Loris Capirossi. No trace of Mike Webb, who should have represented FIM (International Motorcycling Federation) but, since he’s the race director, he could not take part in the meeting. Normally meetings with riders or drivers about safety are chaired by the race director, but here everything is different. It looks like FIM has no role in MotoGP: everything is in Dorna’s hands…

EMAIL – Paolo Ianieri wrote also that Dorna will send each rider an email and, through this, they can say how determined conducts should be punished. Like if you ask football players how to punish a tackle. MotoGP is more and more ridiculous…

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