2012 Valencia Moto2 FP2 Result: Marquez Tops Session, But Given Punishment For Dangerous Riding

Marc Marquez has topped the final session of free practice for the Moto2 class, but his afternoon did not pass without incident. In an incident reminiscent of Motegi, the Catalunya Caixa rider crashed into the Simone Corsi, forcing the Italian off the track. As a result of the incident, Marquez was issued a second yellow card, and penalized by being forced to start from the back of the grid in Sunday's race. His team decided not to appeal.

Pol Espargaro ended the session in 2nd, the track having dried sufficiently for the times to drop and the Kalex to come into its own. Espargaro was fractionally behind Marquez, but a couple of tenths ahead of Scott Redding, the Marc VDS Racing man taking 3rd. Andrea Iannone finished the session in 4th, while Johann Zarco grabbed 5th.


Pos No. Rider Bike Time Diff Diff Previous
1 93 Marc MARQUEZ SUTER 1'36.090    
2 40 Pol ESPARGARO KALEX 1'36.127 0.037 0.037
3 45 Scott REDDING KALEX 1'36.348 0.258 0.221
4 29 Andrea IANNONE SPEED UP 1'36.474 0.384 0.126
5 5 Johann ZARCO MOTOBI 1'36.701 0.611 0.227
6 12 Thomas LUTHI SUTER 1'36.878 0.788 0.177
7 18 Nicolas TEROL SUTER 1'36.879 0.789 0.001
8 60 Julian SIMON SUTER 1'36.888 0.798 0.009
9 77 Dominique AEGERTER SUTER 1'36.907 0.817 0.019
10 36 Mika KALLIO KALEX 1'36.932 0.842 0.025
11 4 Randy KRUMMENACHER KALEX 1'37.166 1.076 0.234
12 81 Jordi TORRES SUTER 1'37.182 1.092 0.016
13 80 Esteve RABAT KALEX 1'37.295 1.205 0.113
14 19 Xavier SIMEON TECH 3 1'37.319 1.229 0.024
15 30 Takaaki NAKAGAMI KALEX 1'37.496 1.406 0.177
16 24 Toni ELIAS KALEX 1'37.529 1.439 0.033
17 88 Ricard CARDUS AJR 1'37.571 1.481 0.042
18 72 Yuki TAKAHASHI FTR 1'37.579 1.489 0.008
19 8 Gino REA SUTER 1'37.789 1.699 0.210
20 63 Mike DI MEGLIO KALEX 1'37.867 1.777 0.078
21 14 Ratthapark WILAIROT SUTER 1'37.871 1.781 0.004
22 38 Bradley SMITH TECH 3 1'37.978 1.888 0.107
23 23 Marcel SCHROTTER BIMOTA 1'38.046 1.956 0.068
24 49 Axel PONS KALEX 1'38.228 2.138 0.182
25 75 Tomoyoshi KOYAMA SUTER 1'38.232 2.142 0.004
26 3 Simone CORSI FTR 1'38.327 2.237 0.095
27 28 Roman RAMOS FTR 1'38.399 2.309 0.072
28 17 Dani RIVAS KALEX 1'39.232 3.142 0.833
29 54 Mattia PASINI FTR 1'39.278 3.188 0.046
30 22 Alessandro ANDREOZZI SPEED UP 1'39.781 3.691 0.503
31 97 Rafid Topan SUCIPTO SPEED UP 1'39.879 3.789 0.098
32 82 Elena ROSELL SPEED UP 1'39.985 3.895 0.106
33 57 Eric GRANADO MOTOBI 1'40.708 4.618 0.723


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I've said it on here before, he's gotten away with murder for a long time now. He needs to be properly punished, like a race ban.

I make it at least 4 serious incidents involving him this year.

His pass on Luthi in Qatar was dodgy IMHO
There was the incident with Pol in Catalunya
incident with Kallio in Motegi
Now this.

Not to mention him seriously injuring Wilarot last year.
The organisers need to act.
Personally I would ban from testing the RCV on Tuesday. That just might get his attention and get show him that his complete disregard for the safety of others is not acceptable.

Marquez is a serial offender. Why does he make such rash moves in practice?

Corsi went down really hard and flipped after his head dug into the gravel..I held my breath for a second and was relieved to see him start moving.

I think we all admire Marc's talent and like to see close racing but, I'm starting to think the red mist could be a real threat to his prospects if his corner doesn't sit him down and have words.

Bang out of order.

Well, its not an surprise, againt he put in danger another rider, and the same punishment than he received when he destroy wilaroit bike, but hey he is the "chosen one".

the season its over than this last race its like a exhibition, theres no need to push hard or doing reckless moves, what now corsi does for received one of marquez famous "impulse moves", ¿Overtaking him?.

When we will see a real punishment to the guy, too many red mist moments, but well again the chosen one, the replacement of rossi, oh well.

If the Moto2 championship was not decided yet, would Marquez been penalized? Pol has been a much cleaner racer and he built that confidence in me when Iannone head butted him during the 125cc era.

Lets hope for him he has more respect for the RCV. Because that thing WILL bite back :-)

we all know that starting from the back of the grid isnt a punishment for MM.

would he have been punished if it was a race?

Someone's going to have to take this guy out the back of the pits and beat some respect into him. Well, maybe not, but what else is going to bring him around?

Unfortunately, there isn't a rider that has been directly affected by the shenanigans in the Moto 2 paddock that would go find Mr. Marquez after one of his stunts, pin him to the side of the truck by his neck, and let him know that crap had better not repeat itself.

So it will continue, along with the wrist slaps.

"forcing the Italian off the track" - David that is way below your standard, making it sound like a trivial incident and making you sound like the rest of the Marquez apologists. He took out Corsi's front wheel causing him to crash heavily. Forcing the Italian into the track would have been a more accurate description.

I hope Rossi is back on the pace next year, if there's one person willing and capable of putting Marquez in his place, it's Vale. Someone has to do it since race direction won't - if someone gets seriously injured due to Marquez acting like an entitled little shit, it will be as much the fault of race direction and the FIM as Marquez.

All these indiscretions from Marquez continue to suggest to me he's not ready for MotoGP. No-one disputes that he's talented but there's just no way he's mature enough for it in my opinion. Casey Stoner may well have got out at the right time, Marquez is too often dangerous and if he isn't reigned in he will seriously hurt someone or worse, particularly with the drastically higher speeds of a MotoGP bike. Can you imagine the fallout if he does something like this to Vale, Jorge or Dani? There will be hell to pay.

this little guy should be baned from this race weekend. its not the first time, and with his moves he could kill another rider. i wonder what hrc would think if he rides pedro off and injure him.! oh well maybe he will just be killing him self. in the not so far past there was another do or die rider and he is no longer with us now. its learn or die.!

doesn't really fit the crime. in a way it could sort the opposite effect. play with the others as much as you want at worst we will let you start from the back of the grid once you are already a WC i a meaningless race.

Marquez should have been assessed many penalties of increasing severity by now, resulting in him either altering his riding, or receiving race suspension(s). Instead, Dorna has enabled him by dropping the rookie rule specifically for his benefit.

Stepping up to the top class is not going to magically change his riding. In fact I will not be surprised to see him pull an aggressive move on another rider during the test next week. This will end in tears.