Pedrosa unhappy with Márquez's riding
30 September 2013 – Repsol Honda rider Dani Pedrosa has criticised team-mate Marc Márquez following their Aragon Grand Prix collision, claiming his fellow Spaniard is too aggressive.
Pedrosa suffered a dramatic high-side moments after being passed by Márquez, with the Japanese outfit later revealing that a small collision, for which the rookie has expressed his apologies, caused damage to the traction control system on his bike.
"Marc is always on the limit when he has people in front," Pedrosa, who is now 59 points adrift in the standings, told Spanish media. "This time, like he has been doing all year, he almost hit me from behind. When he touched me, he broke the traction control sensor and I flew. It's obvious that it doesn't matter what I say now – it's over."
Pedrosa added his belief that race control has been too relaxed in recent seasons, claiming it has been the job of the sport's more experienced riders to set guidelines.
"Race control has been taking things too lightly with what has been happening in recent years," he said. "A lot of experienced riders have been trying to calm down others with less experience, but as usual they have looked the other way. The ones who have warned about this know how to race on the limit and everything is fine."