Dorna and FIM Forbid Honda to Reveal Inertial Data from Marquez' Bike at Sepang

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First, Honda refused to reveal telemetric data recorded by the sensors on Marquez' bike during the Sepang round. Now HRC's Livio Suppo says that the team is willing to provide this data but are prevented by both Dorna and FIM. The case becomes increasingly bitter with each passing week.
Honestly, we are wondering when and in which way the Sepang incident between Marc Marquez and Valentino Rossi will be officially solved. So far, the Race Direction and the FIM had their say in this matter, but there is an open case with the Court of Arbitration in Sport, and the Swiss body is still expected to issue a ruling for Rossi's appeal.

Now, there is a lot of talking as to why Honda refused to provide Inertial Measurement Unit (IMU) data from MM93's bike right after the Sepang crash. Honda was and is still claiming that Rossi was the one who kicked Marquez out of the race, despite video evidence that makes this claim at least questionable, if not downright false.

A lot of sports enthusiasts and specialists were expecting Honda to come forth and present IMU evidence that would support their claims, but this didn't happen. In an interview after Sepang, Suppo expressly added that HRC refused to reveal any telemetric data, much to the discontent of the audience. Now, things took a 180-degree turn...

Dorna and FIM ask Honda to refrain from adding fuel to the fire

Livio Suppo's declarations from yesterday reveal that now Dorna and FIM are opposing HRC's desire to make the telemetric data public. They claim that by doing this, Honda would only add fuel to the fire and amplify the confusion.

If the HRC telemetrics are one of the key pieces in the puzzle, we fail to understand how revealing such data could create more confusion instead of clarifying things.

Conspiracy theory lovers already claim the Dorna and FIM are only giving HRC some slack to allow them to "cosmeticize" the data before revealing it. We don't know if this is even possible, and would rather treat such claims as wild and unfounded.

Still, it's funny (in a bad way) how Dorna and FIM appeal to "keeping calm" when they know the Sepang incident is still heavily under debate, with more evidence needed and a CAS ruling still expected...
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