MotoGP, Morbidelli: “Zarco? Elegance and fair play are not our strengths”

The Italian crashed following contact with the Frenchman: "He crossed the trajectory, making me crash, perhaps for him it's normal to race like that”


His race finished after not even one lap. We're talking about Franco Morbidelli who, having made contact with the KTM of Johann Zarco, crashed out before also taking out the Suzuki of unlucky Joan Mir. Both youngsters out in one fell swoop. An episode that has left the Petronas rider upset and disappointed.

It's a real pity how the race ended. Unfortunately I crashed as a result of the contact with Zarco. I was eleventh, he'd lost some positions and he made a less than elegant move on me.

Morbidelli gets straight to the point.

“Maybe Johann was frustrated at that point because he'd lost contact with the fastest guys, but as we know elegance and fair play are not his strengths. I'm sorry because I'd started strong and had good sensations”.

Franco then explains the incident.

I was on the outside and was in front of him, so he was following my line. The fact is that perhaps he thought he had more room and so he came and crossed the trajectory, taking me down. I don't want to create controversy, but his move caused me to crash. Perhaps that's normal for him.


Translated by Heather Watson

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