Marquez, Rins summoned by MotoG Race Direction over qualifying spat

Marc Marquez and Alex Rins have both been summoned by MotoGP race direction over their run-in during qualifying at the Czech Grand Prix on Saturday

Marquez, Rins summoned by MotoG Race Direction over qualifying spat

The incident in question occurred in the second 15-minute session, when Rins aggressively passed Marquez at Turn 7, which nearly sent the latter into a crash.

Marquez re-passed the Suzuki rider at the penultimate corner, before they both pitted, where Marquez gently pushed Rins aside to avoid hitting the tyre barrier on the entry to the pitlane as the two continued to run run side-by-side.

After further review, however, Race Direction deemed no further action was required over the incident.

Afterwards, Rins accused Marquez of not having respect for his rivals, and crudely referenced to Spanish media on Saturday the reigning world champion's career-threatening crash at Sepang during the 2011 Moto2 weekend - in which he suffered a serious eye injury.

"He can't go on like this," fumed Rins.

"He had an accident in Moto2 [in 2011], 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.

Marquez will start from pole position for today's 21-lap race at Brno, after dominating a drying qualifying with a gamble to run slick tyres late on to beat the field by over 2.5 seconds. Rins will start from sixth.

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