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The LCR Honda rider was making an attempt to move Quartararo for 10th on the opening lap of Sunday’s rain-hit grand prix at Rio Hondo when he went in scorching and made contact with the Yamaha.
Quartararo was pressured into the blue painted run-off space and plummeted to 16th within the depleted 17-rider discipline and was pressured right into a restoration trip.
The incident was positioned beneath investigation by the FIM stewards, however they deemed no additional motion was essential.
Quartararo – who labelled Nakagami a “kamikaze” on French tv afterwards – was sad with the stewards’ resolution.
“No, I don’t perceive what they’re doing,” Quartararo mentioned on Sunday in Argentina after the conflict.
“I watched the Moto3 race: Ayumu [Sasaki] in Flip 5 make an overtake that was actually clear, however he barely touched [another rider and got a penalty], the place in MotoGP we’re doing it on a regular basis.
“He [Sasaki] bought dropped one place and he [Taka] simply destroyed my race in a single nook and didn’t get something.”
Takaaki Nakagami, Workforce LCR Honda
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Nakagami has defended himself for the conflict, saying he did nothing over the road – although concedes he was “overshooting” the nook when he went for the overtake.
“Nicely, appears like from the surface it was slightly bit aggressive,” Nakagami, who was 13th within the grand prix, mentioned.
“However truthfully that second I assumed I might overtake, however was barely overshooting and lacking the apex.
“Nevertheless it wasn’t loopy, it’s not like loopy using. We touched slightly bit one another, however that is racing.
“I’ve nothing to say. I didn’t make any mistake. Fortunately, he didn’t additionally crash. In fact, he misplaced the place, I wish to apologise. However that is racing.”
That is the second lap-one collision within the house of a yr triggered by Nakagami that has gone unpunished, a lot to his rivals’ annoyance, after a Flip 1 pile-up involving Alex Rins and Francesco Bagnaia in Barcelona final season was deemed a racing incident.
Quartararo was in a position to recuperate to seventh after the Nakagami conflict.