Mir brands Marquez’s MotoGP qualifying tactic ‘dangerous’

The Suzuki rider and the returning Marquez each needed to face the Q1 session in Portugal on Saturday afternoon, with the pair locked collectively on circuit on their first runs.

Mir initially adopted Marquez, however was compelled into overtaking the Honda rider on the Craig Jones Flip 9 left-hander.

This allowed Marquez to hook onto the rear of the Suzuki and used him to go prime within the early a part of the session.

Marquez topped Q1 after a lap on his personal on the finish, with Mir following him into Q2 the place he went on to qualify ninth whereas the Honda rider was sixth.

However talking after qualifying, Mir was sad with Marquez’s ways, which he feels would have been punished in a Moto3 session.

“We all know that Marc likes to do these items, as we speak he did it with me and different instances he does it with others, he likes to get behind in qualifying and play this sport,” Mir mentioned.

“In Moto3 he will get penalised, and that is how it’s. I am going my very own approach, it did not make me nervous in any respect, I did my time anyway, I gave 100% and that is the way in which it’s.

“But when we had performed the sport, he would have been a lot additional forward, he lower in, he acquired behind, he bothered me on my first flying lap as a result of he began slowly, I misplaced my lap, then he pulled off, he took benefit of my [rear] wheel… this can be a penalty in Moto3, and possibly in Moto2, too. However not right here in MotoGP but.”

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Mir went on to say he doesn’t suppose Marquez needs to be penalised for what occurred on Saturday, however it’s one thing which generally ought to include a punishment.

“I do not suppose he needs to be penalised, however this type of motion can also be harmful in MotoGP, not solely harmful in Moto3,” he added.

“I do not suppose he needs to be penalised, however these form of actions are harmful.

“Ultimately he goes loads slower, he bothers me on my quick lap, and this occurs and I believe it must be punished.

“I do not need to suppose an excessive amount of about it both, I’ve accomplished my time and that is all there’s to it.”

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