Marquez, Rins called in by race direction over Brno incident

Marc Marquez and Alex Rins have both been summoned by MotoGP race direction over their run-in during qualifying at Brno on Saturday.

Marquez, Rins called in by race direction over Brno incident

The incident in question occurred in Q2, when Rins aggressively passed Marquez at Turn 7, which nearly sent the latter into a crash.

Marquez repassed the Suzuki star before they both pitted and then Marquez gently pushed Rins aside in the pitlane as the two of them were running side-by-side.

Afterwards, Rins accused Marquez of not having respect for his rivals, and talking to Spanish media he referenced the world's champion incident from 2011, when he suffered an eye injury in a crash at Sepang and it was uncertain whether he would race again.

"He can't go on like this," said Rins. "He had an accident in Moto2 and maybe he lost a bit of sight. I don't think it was right at all."

Rins later issued an apology for his remark on his Twitter profile.

 

UPDATE: MotoGP announced that further action was been taken during the meeting.

 

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