A number of figures also responded to Marc Marquez’s reckless action when he crashed into Miguel Oliveira at the Portuguese MotoGP last weekend. Now, it is the turn of the Ducati boss, Paulo Ciabatti, to criticize this dangerous action.
Ciabatti wondered, how could a racer with a wealth of experience like Marquez make such a fatal mistake? In fact, the 30-year-old racer should have had more mature calculations.
“That’s a very dangerous move. To be honest, with all the respect I have, I don’t understand, how could a senior driver with a lot of experience make such a mistake? It’s really dangerous,” said Ciabatti, quoted from Crash, Thursday (30/ 3).
According to Ciabatti, it was not only Oliveira who was the victim of Marquez’s brutality, but also Jorge Martin. What’s more, he said, Martin was going as fast as he could during yesterday’s race.
“It immediately affected Oliveira. But if we talk about races and championships, Jorge Martin at that time had the speed to compete on the front row,” said Ciabatti.
“I don’t know if Martin will be first, second or third, but for sure he will get points for the championship. He came back (on the track) after the incident, trying to recover, then Marquez made a mistake and there was a crash,” he added.
Ciabatti was completely confused by the action shown by Marquez at the Portuguese MotoGP. In fact, he was unable to express it through words.
“What can I say? It’s confusing. That’s all I can say,” said Ciabatti.
It is known, the incident began when Marquez maneuvered aggressively at the third corner. The Baby Alien, who appeared fast, was so eager to be able to push forward after being passed by several other racers after the start.
Marquez, who moved recklessly, first nudged Jorge Martin, before finally sliding and crashing into Oliveira’s motorbike, which was in the middle of a corner. Both of them fell and were unable to continue the race.
Due to the collision, Oliveira received injuries to his hands and hips. While Marquez suffered a metacarpal fracture in his right hand. Marquez has publicly apologized to Oliveira, the team and all the spectators in Portugal.
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