MotoGP » Gabor Talmacsi satisfied with MotoGP debut.

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I love the RAIN not

June 15, 2009 7:28 PM

I think that being on a 125cc last year and then 3 races on a 250cc and never ridden a moto gp bikes to be 3 seconds of the pace is good and the only way he can go is up how far who know. I said this last year Takahashi should have never gone to moto gp cos the bike is to strong/powerful for him and he was never ready to step up at the time the only reason he went up is cos the japs wanted a jap rider on that bike for me Hiroshi Aoyama would have been a better choice.

The Morgue

June 15, 2009 7:35 PM

I hope that Aoyama will still make the transition. In the past Honda was always hammering on the importance of having a Japanese rider in the field that is after all made up of mostly Japanese bikes.
Talmasci is a good enough rider for sure but this is just a publicity move, maybe even compensation for the loss of the Hungarian GP due to messing up of (Spanish ) funding.

Bigwl3 - Unregistered

June 16, 2009 2:48 AM

Hello??? The guy managed to do a lap that was only 2 seconds off the pace during his first weekend on a MotoGP bike!!! Talma is a hard rider and fighter with the grit and determination to get some solid top ten results in MotoGP. The guy is basically fresh off a 125 and onto a GP bike! No winter testing and not even half a season on a superbike let alone a 250! Mark my words, Talma will be around for at least 2 seasons. In fact I was expecting him to have been on the Pramac for next year. He will do better than takacrashi that's for sure.

Bigwl3 - Unregistered

June 16, 2009 2:54 AM

Let's face it, in order to challenge for a win in MotoGP nowadays, you have to not only be the best in the world, but you have to be a once in a lifetime phenom. The level is so high right now that we are in the midst of a Golden age. Now that the bikes are coming into their own the talents of the riders is taking over again and the racing is becoming epic as it should be when Titans battle. All we need now is Simoncelli on Suzuki and Spies at Tech 3.

Northernranger - Unregistered

June 16, 2009 11:41 AM

Simoncelli will be on a Honda or as 2nd choice a Yamaha next year.
As for Spies.... what is it with you guys clamouring for him to be in GP's ?
He has hasn't won WSB titles yet.... Edwards, Toseland, Bayliss and Vermuelen have hardly set the pace have they?


June 16, 2009 3:09 PM


Spies has already shown he can ride the bikes. And besides Chris V. all those other guys came over to GPs a bit late. GPs have been dominate by superbike riders for the last 30 yrs with Doohan, Rainey, Schwantz, Lawson, and Spencer. Only in the Rossi era has less superbike riders come to GPs. And I think that had more to do with the popularity of Superbikes than anything and the fact that you need to switch to GPs in your early 20s. The switch to 800s definitely suits 250 riders more but superbike riders haven't forgotten how to ride and race bikes.

Northernranger - Unregistered

June 16, 2009 3:46 PM


I take your point....
The old timers you mentioned.... all heroes of mine... came from superbikes when the that class was way different to the professional class it is today.
Back then they were basic roadbikes. A class that was run under different guises. (Superbike, Formula 1 etc etc)
The superbikes of today are almost prototypes themselves.
I think Spies looks good.... but Im not sure that he would make the step... Would be good if he could.
But is he better than the riders I mentioned?
Not yet! Thats for damn sure.
And Simoncelli and Bautista are going to add to the mix.

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