MotoGP » Alex Criville - Q&A.


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Marc - Unregistered

July 10, 2008 6:46 PM

Good interview. Nice to see Ex-racers still involved in the sport. I wonder if he would have taken a testers role if asked?

He and other racers have noted that they believe MotoGP would be better without or limited traction control/electronics. Which I agree with. He even noted that a single tire in the series would help but currently both tire manufacturers seem to be fairly equal.

In the interview he noted the need for more teams in MotoGP. With the potential loss of the D''Antin/Alice team the series may lose more riders.

Robbo46 - Unregistered

July 10, 2008 8:07 PM

Good interview,I guess that he was the best of the rest,after Doohan at that time.Still feel that he was in the right place at the right time,following Doohans crash and subsequent retirment,I really dont think that he was capable of beating Mick week in,week out....but a champion he is.As far as single WC winners,I would rate Schwantz way above him,but i think that Alex was also way better than Kenny Roberts as well!!!

Bazza T - Unregistered

July 10, 2008 10:39 PM

Marc,

I hear that Criville was a gun in being able to set up a bike, maybe he could take a test role with one of the teams. :p Maybehe could jump on the Ducati and show Stoner up?

How do you think Doohan won so many championship? It was down to Criville setting up the bike and Doohan copying the settings. :rolleyes:

Jack Mordino

July 10, 2008 11:54 PM

I liked the part referring to the climb to the title. First year for podiums, second year for wins, the rest of the years for the championship, which in his case came in 1999, when "he was really prepared for it". What a coincidence, his preparation came exactly the year Doohan was forced to withdraw from the GP's because of his injuries.

Ma - Unregistered

July 11, 2008 10:58 AM

Haha! That tickled me too, Jack. I don't think he would've ever been quite 'prepared' enough to beat Doohan to a championship otherwise.

A very fine rider he was though. And a good interview, too. :)

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