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December 4th, 2018, 08:59 PM   #131
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I agree with this as well. Jorge already won a title against MM, and was a Jerez last corner imo illegal pass away from winning another, to say nothing of a fractured clavicle the same year. I don’t think MM will crash his way out of a title as he did in 2015 again though, but If MM has a couple of mechanical dnfs or an injury concern and Jorge gets on a roll he can be fairly relentless. His form in wet/damp conditions in recent years is a handicap however, particularly since MM tends to excel in those conditions.

Jorge is not getting any younger though, so it will need a younger rider if MM is to be thwarted in the longer term.
To be fair though Mike, the Jerez thing wouldn’t matter if Bridgestone hadn’t fucked up in PI that year, leading to last minute rule changes.
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The wet/mixed conditions issue are what IMO make a championship challenge for Lorenzo and Vinales so hard against Márquez who has been so consisntamt in all conditions. It’s hard to beat him when you hemrage points against him in difficult conditions.
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To be fair though Mike, the Jerez thing wouldn’t matter if Bridgestone hadn’t fucked up in PI that year, leading to last minute rule changes.
Sure, I agree, I was more in Jumkie’s Murder Marc camp at the time, but it would have been an absolute travesty for him to have lost the title due to the monumental SNAFU that was PI 2013, black flagged on the basis of a rule literally made up 5 minutes before the race and not necessarily explained to his Spanish crew who were not overly competent ab initio anyway imo and who seem to have been responsible for the error (which involved staying out a single extra lap) in Spanish.

Jorge still ran him very close despite all the points lost to the clavicle injury though.

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Sure, I agree, I was more in Jumkie’s Murder Marc camp at the time, but it would have been an absolute travesty for him to have lost the title due to the monumental SNAFU that was PI 2013, black flagged on the basis of a rule literally made up 5 minutes before the race and not necessarily explained to his Spanish crew who were not overly competent ab initio anyway imo and who seem to have been responsible for the error (which involved staying out a single extra lap) in Spanish.

Jorge still ran him very close despite all the points lost to the clavicle injury though.
It was incredible to watch Jorge claw back points round after round rising to perfection or at least very close to it.

It would’ve been interesting to see a battle at Valencia between the two that year though.

Whether or not Marc or his team were responsible I don’t know but in the heat of battle it is forgivable to forget to pit when in you’re entire racing career you’ve never had to.
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And to this day , technically Marc’s team was spot on with the call at PI but RD didn’t like being shown up and penalized him anyway. Marc did not complete more laps than allowed as his pit was before the timing marker .
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