Pedrosa furious over 'unfair' incident

Sun, 15 May 17:10:04 2011

Dani Pedrosa said it was "very unfair" that Marco Simoncelli only received a ride-through penalty for the Le Mans incident that left the Spaniard with a broken collarbone.

Pedrosa and Simoncelli were fighting over second place when they made contact with 10 laps to go in France, with Pedrosa falling after Simoncelli pulled across in front of him while trying to complete an outside-line pass.

Simoncelli came back from seventh to fifth after the penalty he was given for the clash, while Pedrosa will find out tomorrow whether he requires surgery for his latest injury.

"I was having a good race, the goal was to ensure another podium and I had it in my grasp. But it counts for nothing," said Pedrosa.

"Simoncelli overtook me, I passed him back and I had the better line, he just came into me releasing the brakes and I could do nothing.

"I leave here with a broken collarbone and he with a ride-through penalty, good for him! Yet again I come out worse off."

Pedrosa added that the situation was particularly frustrating because he has been grappling with the after-effects of a previous collarbone injury on the other side of his body since a crash at Motegi last October.

"We only just recovered from the nightmare of the last operation and now I'm hurt again," he said. "It is very unfair, I don't deserve it."


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