Alex Marquez: Valentino Rossi and his friends know Yamaha cheating

KOMPAS.com – Alex Marquez call that Valentino Rossi et al actually know the fraud was committed Yamaha on the first racing series of the season.

As is well known, Yamaha made illegal modifications ahead of time MotoGP Spain at the Jerez Circuit in July.

The team bearing the tuning fork logo replaced the engine valve without the approval of the Motor Sport Manufacturer Association (MSMA).

As a result, Yamaha was punished by the FIM Stewards MotoGP in the form of a 50-point penalty in the constructors’ standings.

The Monster Energy Yamaha team was also sentenced to a 20 point deduction, while the Petronas Yamaha SRT was reduced by 37 points in the team standings.

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However, these sanctions do not apply to YZR-M1 riders, such as Valentino Rossi, Maverick Vinales, Fabio Quartararo dan Franco Morbidelli.

In fact, the four riders above, except for Rossi, got good results in the Spanish MotoGP.

Quartararo and Vinales finished first and second respectively, while Morbidelli was fifth.

According to Motorport, Morbidelli, Quartararo and Vinales denied that they knew the machines Yamaha used in the Spanish MotoGP were illegal.

However, this statement was not fully believed by MotoGP riders, including Alex Marquez.

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According to Alex, the team is always open to the riders regarding all the motorbikes used.

So, the excuse of “not knowing” is, according to Alex, impossible.

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“What is clear is that they (Yamaha) have committed fraud or violated regulations,” said the racer Repsol Honda that.

“The reasons ‘I don’t know’ do exist, but the manufacturer is always open and you know what machine you are using,” he added.

“You know everything. As a rider, you always pay attention when they install the engine or store it,” said Marc Marquez’s younger brother.

Also read: Failed to be on the podium at MotoGP Teruel, Alex Marquez admits he made mistakes

Alex Marquez and other riders will return to the Ricardo Tormo Circuit today, Saturday (7/11/2020).

They will take part in three free practice sessions (FP) to qualify to determine the starting position of the race European MotoGP 2020.

The European MotoGP races take place tomorrow, Sunday (8/11/2020).

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