AMG.Tzan wrote: ↑
Mon Mar 27, 2023 1:36 pm
sosic2121 wrote: ↑
Mon Mar 27, 2023 12:34 pm
Any news on will he receive any penalty for causing that accident?
Wow, this is the 4th year in a row that he's going to miss a race...
Apparently his penalty was only for the Argentine GP but, I expect Dorna to move it to the US GP! It doesn't make any sense otherwise...
It's a shame though! Marc looked quite strong in the Sprint and could have managed a Top 5 finish in the main race even though Portimao doesn't seem to be one of his better performing tracks! He said on Saturday though that the only way of catching the Ducatis is by braking later...
So if the penalty does take effect in the US GP (provided he does manage to race there) it will be another season where Marc loses at one of his favorite tracks! Anyway...he should be more careful next time!
With Bastianini and Marquez out, Quatararo nowhere to be seen, I don't see anyone challenging Bagnaia...he'll run away with it just like Max in F1!
I also think that, that penalty stays with MM until he make a long lap.
I am not sure if he could finish in top five.
Aleix Espargaro had said during preseason tests that ducati's are braking very good. Aprilla has some small deficit engine power wise but maybe a little bit at braking too. They are so close to ducati. To me, Vinales is WDC candidate this year. They should find a way to keep rear tyre longer. If they could, this race were first win for them.
No this year is not Fabia vs Bagnaia, but Vinales vs Bagnaia.
This is only first race and too early to say what I say, but a feeling inside me that at twisty tracks, Aprilla will be more better. (ducati accelerates faster, decelerates sooner, and these are their power, not turns)