MotoGP bike devices can’t be blamed for Aragon lap 1 chaos


The returning Marquez was rear-ended by championship chief Fabio Quartararo when the Honda rider had a small second making use of the throttle by means of Flip 3 on the opening lap.

This despatched Quartararo right into a sickening crash whereas bits of his Yamaha obtained caught within the rear of Marquez’s Honda.

When the six-time MotoGP world champion engaged his rear trip peak system exiting Flip 7, he misplaced drive from the rear wheel because the system locked, which induced a second collision with LCR’s Takaaki Nakagami.

This incident has led to a renewed debate on whether or not the later technical advances in MotoGP, similar to trip peak gadgets and aerodynamic wings, must be banned on security grounds.

However Miller – whose Ducati group has been in opposition to all proposed bans to those objects lately – feels the gadgetry can’t be blamed for what occurred on lap 1 at Aragon.

“Yeah, I imply, that’s part of it. On the finish of the day that is racing, shit’s going to occur,” Miller started.

“Are we blaming them [gadgets] are we now? Shit appears to occur once you trip up the arse of different folks.

“The bike by itself appears to be completely tremendous, so I don’t suppose we will blame the gadgetry on this circumstance.

Jack Miller, Ducati Team

Jack Miller, Ducati Group

Photograph by: Dorna

“Somebody working up the arse of another person and breaking a number of elements off the bike, after all the bike’s not going to work correctly.

“I imply, both method whether or not that broke it or the subframe broke it, no matter, shit’s going to interrupt when two bikes come collectively. It’s inevitable.”

He added: “After we got here up there, there was shit all around the observe: wings and rocks and all kinds.

“Proper up the apex of Flip 4, the place you go proper up the kerb, there have been 1000’s of stones.

“Pecco [Bagnaia] ran as much as the kerb in between 4 and 5 as a result of all of us went in there and all misplaced the entrance on all these stones throughout the observe. So, it’s a part of it. That’s why this sport is so cool.”

Quartararo – who was concerned in a scooter incident on his method again to the paddock after his retirement – solely suffered some abrasions to his chest within the incident with Marquez, whereas Nakagami’s Japanese GP is unsure after he suffered lacerations to his hand in his collision.



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