Posted: 10 Oct 2013
MotoGP Championship leader, Marc Marquez has been handed one penalty point following the incident involving his team mate, Dani Pedrosa in Aragon two weeks ago.
Marquez overshot his braking point at Turn 12 on lap six of the race, meaning the younger of the two Spaniards would brush Pedrosa’s RC213V with his arm, causing his rear wheel sensor to snap. As Pedrosa got back on the gas, he had no traction control and was thrown from his Honda.
Marquez ran off the track but re-joined and managed to catch Jorge Lorenzo and take the win. It was confirmed following the race that the incident would be investigated ahead of the next round in Sepang. The hearing took place in Malaysia at 12pm today and also ruled that Honda would incur a points penalty in the constructors’ championship for their part in the crash – leaving the cable exposed and for the back-up system not kicking in properly.
Marquez now has three-points on his race license for 2013, after receiving two at Silverstone for ignoring yellow flags in warm-up. One more point on his license will see him start from the back of the grid.
Unsurprisingly, Honda now have guards on the rear wheel sensors of all their bikes this weekend in Sepang.