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Pedrosa committed the ultimate sin in road racing. Simple as that.
He took out his teammate, who happened to the points leader, over self-esteem issues he may have.
Just think about it. Nicky joined Team Repsol in Vale's shadow. Pedrosa recently joined, but who's to say he's not better? He's a multiple 250cc champion, where Hayden has only a couple national championships. Dani obviously believes he's better, which makes the fact that Nicky has been up on points the entire season on him a hard pill to swallow.
So, it's been his priority to prove to the world that he's better regardless of points standings (which he probably thinks is a fluke). He probably took it personally when Nicky made that VERY close pass on him a lap earlier. I think Pedrosa wanted to get back at him by passing him in an even more "daring" fashion. Except the end results make him look like a MANIAC instead of the better rider.
It's a simple example of a young, egotistical rider. It's happened to lots of people, including myself, at trackdays, canyon runs and races. Some guy passes you (how dare he?) and you take it personally because you believe in your own mind that you're the better rider. So then you start riding with your emotions instead of your head, which results in bone-headed moves that you otherwise wouldn't pull. Stuff like passing too close, getting really aggressive, stuffing people, trying to keep up with your buddies, etc.
I hope everyone can see through that BS interview Dani gave. He should totally get punished for what he did. Committing the ultimate sin with what I think are those reasons is pretty hard to brush-off no matter who it involved (Edwards with Rossi).
Last edited by aren; 10-16-2006 at 12:26 AM.