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June 4th, 2007, 12:06 AM   #1
 
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Race Direction has rejected a protest by Jorge Lorenzo's team manager for 'unsporting behaviour' by Alvaro Bautista on the last lap of Sunday's 250cc Italian Grand Prix.

Reigning 250cc world champion Lorenzo and current 125cc world champion Bautista clashed as the latter dived inside the #1 for second position. Lorenzo was bumped wide by the contact and subsequently fell from his Fortuna Aprilia, while Bautista went on to take his first quarter-litre victory after passing team-mate Alex de Angelis on the run to the line.

"On Sunday 3 June, after the 250cc race, Mr Dani Amatrian, Team Manager of the Team Fortuna Aprilia, lodged a protest against rider n 19 Alvaro Bautista for anti-sportive behaviour towards the rider of his team, n 1 Jorge Lorenzo," read an FIM statement.

"After watching various images of the incident and listening to the declaration of all the people who attended the hearing, according to Art. 3.3.1.2 of the 2007 FIM Road Racing World Championship Grand Prix Regulations, the Race Direction has decided that the protest was acceptable but unfounded.

"No appeal has been lodged.

"The decision of the Race Direction is final."

Lorenzo remounted to finish eighth and still holds a commanding 27 point lead, having won four of the previous five races leading up to Mugello.

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i wonder if kallio's team protested against lorenzo, im rapidly going off lorenzo.
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June 4th, 2007, 01:03 AM   #2
 
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He smacked into Dovi in Lemans (mistake?), he puts a close move on Kallio, but safe, but he nerfs his exhaust and puts him out of the race.

Monkey see, monkey do?

I wonder if that attitude will endear him in GP?
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June 4th, 2007, 01:46 AM   #3
 
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Im going to cross my fingers for a week and pray that next week Alvaro,Hector and Jorge all make the podium with Jorge coming 2nd or 3rd i just would love to see how Jorge's swollen head would react to sharing a podium with these two men.
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June 4th, 2007, 05:32 AM   #4
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he just races hard! alot like some others out there. JORGE LORENZO!!! champion!!! get use to it!
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Im a big fan of Lorenzo, but he should of picked the bike up i.e run into the gravel, instead he tries to turn it on the grass or astroturf, whatever the green shit is. Its a split second decision, but leaning on the green wasn't good. The pass was hard and it looks as though Bautista rode in there like it was a 125.

Im starting to like Bautista even more, he is a hard rider and will do whatever it takes to get to the front, much like Lorenzo in his first 250 year. These are the riders that can win races and championships because they don't settle and I think its fantastic. Bautista seems like a decent bloke off the bike. Once he realises hes not riding a 125 and settles into the 250 he'll be the favorite for next year.
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he protested? oh my god...
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<div class='quotetop'>QUOTE (stop_killing_dead_things @ Jun 4 2007, 12:04 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}><div class='quotemain'>he protested? oh my god...

yup - hard to believe - something abouts pots calling kettles black - that pass was sp good and Lorenzop so deserving of what happened - I almost spilled my drink - keep it up bautista


<div class='quotetop'>QUOTE (frosty58 @ Jun 4 2007, 09:32 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}><div class='quotemain'> he just races hard! alot like some others out there. JORGE LORENZO!!! champion!!! get use to it!
yup - he's real mach0 - when he's winning and a REAL WHINER when not maybe he's got SETE genes
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<div class='quotetop'>QUOTE (stop_killing_dead_things @ Jun 4 2007, 11:04 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}><div class='quotemain'>he protested? oh my god...
his team manager did... did jl???
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<div class='quotetop'>QUOTE (ptk50 @ Jun 4 2007, 05:57 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}><div class='quotemain'>yup - hard to believe - something abouts pots calling kettles black - that pass was sp good and Lorenzop so deserving of what happened - I almost spilled my drink - keep it up bautista


yup - he's real mach0 - when he's winning and a REAL WHINER when not maybe he's got SETE genes

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June 4th, 2007, 10:29 AM   #10
 
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Best pass of the day in all classes in my opinion.
I can understand the protest, but I'm sure it was a token gesture in support of their rider, just part of the process of diffusing the situation professionally. It was clever the way the team lined up in support and ushered him away from any public controversy, when it was obvious the rider was fuming..

I say give 'em as many tyres as they like, limit the support crew to 3, and let's see a proper fight!!!!
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