strictly interpertation. I can look at this video and see a kick. you don't. that's ok...
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That is also exactly what I see. The movement of Rossi's knee was defensive on impact. The kick suggestion implies that his foot made contact with Marquez's brake lever. Anyway, I suppose we will all see what we want to see. Some of us are correct in our assessment, and others are not. Race Direction looked at all the angles and their assessment was that there was not a "kick". I suppose they know best and have far more evidence available to them than we do.Definitely interpretive, I'd say. I wouldn't call it a kick. To me, kick implies the foot being the first and major point of contact. With this, I see MM first bumping VR, and only then VR using his knee to push or nudge back, with the resultant momentum of MM knocking VR's leg a wee bit off the foot peg.
Despite their showboating to the contrary by suggesting that Nakamoto ordered a Honda one two, I believe Honda secretly sanctioned the obvious protection that Marquez today afforded to Lorenzo. Otherwise what Marquez did today was going against corporate orders when both He and Pedrosa could have beaten Lorenzo. Remember that Repsol are a Spanish outfit and of course they would have wanted a Spanish WC even if they could not have a Repsol Spanish WC. The whole affair stinks and I have to admit I am disgusted with such a disgraceful finish to a Moto GP season. .MM however fast and fighter he is, has become a disgrace for Honda.
GP Valencia MotoGP: Jorge Lorenzo: "Estoy muy emocionado, es muy grande lo que hemos hecho" - MARCA.comThe Rossi fans are now resorting to conspiracy theories now that their hero has not become world champion.