Marquez squeezing Lorenzo's clutch

Read that title again you mucky pup

Posted: 29 October 2013
by Ben Cope

Why is Marc Marquez squeezing Lorenzo's clutch? Answers on a postcard to the address below.

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Squeezing Lorenzo's what..!?

Posted: 29/10/2013 at 15:25

Oh... cLUTch..!!!

Posted: 29/10/2013 at 15:26

Putting a voodoo hex on it I reckon. :-)

Posted: 29/10/2013 at 16:00

I say it's one of those brain fart moments, like when you see something shiny and suddenly have the urge to touch it etc...

Or maybe they suspect Yamaha gearboxes use up too much clutch, so he's giving it a squeeze.

Posted: 29/10/2013 at 18:23

Maybe nothing, don't like it.

Posted: 29/10/2013 at 21:32

Doesn't the RCV have a cable operated clutch and the Yamaha is hydraulic? Perhaps he started to develop a bit of cramp and wanted to compare to Lorenzo's clutch.

Posted: 30/10/2013 at 08:41

Is there a problem where if you have the levers to loose they can activate (brake or clutch) with the wind pressure at the very high speed circuits? He may have been having a squeeze to see what Lorenzo's setting was because he may have felt Honda were running too stiff (& with next to no dry time to test he wouldn't have been able to argue otherwise).

Just a thought.

Posted: 30/10/2013 at 12:15


Posted: 30/10/2013 at 18:51

Sly little bastard or just absent mindedly grabbing it cuz it's there? Who knows?

Posted: 31/10/2013 at 14:55

Wanted to find out iof Lorenzo's clutch would be a beeter weight to strengthen his hand for those intimate toilet moments.

Posted: 01/11/2013 at 08:53

Seems to be deliberate to me. Slightly hidden by Espargaro, but at the start he squeezes the Honda's lever as well, then compares it to how the Yamaha's feels.

Why did he do it though, really couldn't guess, aside from a cheeky attempt to know how things are in the enemies camp...

Posted: 01/11/2013 at 12:45

Wait a second! Didn't Marc balk & wheelie off the line and hasn't Lorenzo been the king of fast starts this year? I wonder if he was just comparing with starts in mind.

Posted: 01/11/2013 at 14:29

because he had the opportunity to.

Posted: 05/11/2013 at 04:50

I agree, if I had the chance in that position I would as well. Bet the Honda Engineers were upset cos you know he'll want one that "feels" the same....

Posted: 06/11/2013 at 07:02

OCD, he squeezed his first when he walked past, then Lorenzo's on the return.

Posted: 06/11/2013 at 12:46

He grabs his motorcycles clutch first then Lorenzo's.

Posted: 08/11/2013 at 11:07

go compare....
He was seeing if they felt alike, poss mind games who knows, what we do kow is he is champ an lorenzo is runner up lol

Posted: 12/11/2013 at 16:36

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