Pol Espargaró – Repsol Honda factory rider in 2021 and 22. Despite shortly after its falling many opposing statements, the Catalane will still be missing in the paddock for a long time. Since this season under contract for the KTM customer team from Gasgas, he has become a victim of the FIM Safety commission and the organizer. It was only after his fatal fall on the Autodromo do Algarve in Portugal, by Carmelo Ezpeleta, the managing director of the MotoGP rights holder with regard to this defect officially promised improvement.

Too many unnecessary annoyances in the MotoGP

Pols brother Aleix Espargaró summed it up on the edge of the many ugly accidents in the first Grand Prix of the season. He and his driver colleagues had had gravel beds with finer granules for years than the giant chunks used in Portimão, for example. But listened and nobody would have implemented this. The high gentlemen in the paddock of many as an useless importance from the so-called Safety commission of the FIM just looked away for years. Obviously, the Dorna around Carmelo Ezpeleta didn’t care, after she only reacted pilots after the fatal fall of the Gasgas. Due to its jaw fracture, Pol will not be able to eat solid food for weeks and he still suffers from the aftermath of the bruises suffered during the fall and a severe lung squeezing. The Sonnyboy from Granollers near the Circuito de Cataluña near Barcelona should still be for many months.

Jonas Folger – photographed by us in 2019 as a replacement driver of Petronas Sprinta in the Moto2 on the Circuito de Cataluña – the Bavarian may be able to work as a replacement rider for Pol Espargaró for a long time.

The punishment posses of Marquez

For his very ruthless action in the first Grand Prix of the year for some observers, the Repsol Honda Ace only received a double long lap penalty. While Marc Marquez credibly assures that, according to the FIM Stewards, this would only be pronounced for the round in Argentina, this would develop extremely embarrassing for the FIM and the MotoGP. Due to his hand injury, he also fell out in addition to Miguel Oliveira (RNF Aprilia), who was injured by him on the thigh, for the second round in Termas de Rio Hondo. The FIM then claimed publicly, of course the punishment of 6-fold MotoGP World Champion at the next Grand Prix, where he competed. In contrast, Honda understandably committed protest and since then this has been a feast for journalists who obviously do not know more important topics that they want to take care of.

Marc Marquez (here after a fall in Spielberg and his Honda brand colleague Takaaki Nakagami are very controversial competitors with their colleagues due to their driving style. Many pilots see a nuisance in their risky and often ruthless maneuvers. Nevertheless, the FIM Stewards see a lot from the perspective of many observers Too often away and do without (as with other drivers) drastic punishment for their offenses.

Further scandalous wrong decisions of the FIM Stewards

When Fabio Quartararo fell in the race in curve in 2022, Aleix Espargaró had to move into the gravel bed and then started a catch -up hunt, which brought him up to 4th place. The Yamaha Pilot from France was then proven with a sensitive punishment, although he had not brought his Catalan competitor to fall and had already punished enough with his failure. Almost a year later, Takaaki Nakagami – the records for this were later shown as a repetition – at the GP of Argentina Fabio, absolutely ruthlessly from the route. The race from Quartararo was almost gone because it was passed through it all the way. But the Japanese was not occupied by the FIM with any sanctions and went out completely punitive. Likewise in the previous year, with a colleague in Barcelona, which is indebted by Nakagami. This is only a pattern for the countless scandalous wrong decisions of the FIM Stewards, from the point of view of countless fans, but above all also the pilots affected.

Takaaki Nakagami on the ground – here in the 2nd race of Aragon 2020, after he started from pole position for the first time in his career. The Japanese is considered one of the most controversial drivers of MotoGP, especially among its competitors. But like Marc Marquez, he is always touched with velvet gloves by the FIM – for most observers – by the FIM.

The hope for improvement and less scandals

Many fans of racing urgently want improvement and less scandals in the MotoGP. A hope that you can only agree with, against the background of the already too high number of falls in the MotoGP. In addition to Pol Espargaró, the third Grand Prix of the still young season also lacks Marc Marquez due to his not yet healed hand injury and WM-Mitfavorit Enea Bastianini (Lenovo Ducati), who was shot down by Luca Marini (Mooney VR46 Racing Team Ducati) in sprint racing. The Italian broke his shoulder blade, which is why Austin Ducati replacement driver Michele Pirro had to step in for him. It is to be hoped that the number of victims will not continue to increase.

Enea Bastianini (Here before the start of the Moto2 Grand Prix of Jerez 2020) – The young Italian, who was actively ascending in MotoGP, was considered one of the main favorites on the title this year. However, in the first 10 races of the season, he loses a successful start to 2023 as the successor to Jack Miller in the Ducati Lenovo Worksteam. At the US GP in the MotoGP GP, the previous year’s winner even lacked this time.

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