MotoGP » Vote for the best MotoGP rider of 2010!

We've had our say on the stars of MotoGP 2010 - now it's your turn to have yours'. We want to know who you rate as the heroes of the season in the premier class. To cast your votes, read on...

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Dr Zuess - Unregistered

November 29, 2010 11:28 PM

Here, here Ted, great analysis...a bit like this site really, a lot of fun between different riders fans...some don't understand the subtle difference and there the one's who get wound up.

Chooks are still trying to compose thereselves...answers will be forthcoming.

Johnny13 - Unregistered

November 30, 2010 1:33 AM

If Crash would have simply made the poll read 'Vote for your favorite rider of 2010' this really wouldn't be an issue.

The best rider in a season is the one who ends up with the most points. There is no arguing that fact.

Not sure I agree with that fella. The ''Best'' rider has been known to lose championships by being taken out by the ''second'' best rider. Its a bit like ''team'' mates. Behave, when your racing there is no team ther is a principle of I want to win. The best rider at least for once won the championship. Lorenzo would have won IMO no matter what this year. And also IMO he will next year. Many changes, different bikes, riders teams, managers, mechanics, set-ups..etc...Im hoping the real winners will be us, the paying public that want to watch close racing......

Bambang - Unregistered

November 30, 2010 2:47 AM

Agree with Johnny and fan.

Anything subjective like skill, race craft, charisma, drama, should only be used to choose your favorite rider.

To choose the best rider one should use quantitative measures.

For the particular season, MotoGP has a good scoring system. The WC is the best rider for the year, no matter what happen to other riders.

For overall best, you can look at rider's track record, WCs, race wins, pole positions, podiums, etc.
For the moment, Rossi beats them all, but it will be different if another rider starts winning consistently and break all Rossi's record.

Both are quantitative measures. So, there should be no dispute in determining the best rider, of the season or over all.


November 30, 2010 3:31 AM
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The overall best doesn't need a track record to be the best, for it could be that something clicked and off he went.
It is things like racecraft, being able to overcome injury or bad luck and work their way to the top. Guts and determination also score big for the best rider. Nothing better than a guy coming from the back and winning. Like Rossi can do. Also being able to overcome adversity like bad equipment. Like Stoner can do.
Think about the days of Rainey and Schwantz, Rainey was smooth, consistant and fast. But Schwantz in my opinion was the better rider. Much more fun to watch, and the guy oozed with talent and fast like you couldn't believe.

Dr Zeuss - Unregistered

November 30, 2010 6:14 AM

Ted, your talking to BingleBum, wake up to yourself man, slap some cold water on your face. He's more interested in flo's bike colors than the racing. Totally agree with your thoughts, some rider could come along and ride like no other rider ever could and win maybe 2 championships.
He could then get sick for example and have to retire young.
Thats why points and championships only say so much. The best rider ever seen is a lot more than that yardstick.

Just say that BingleBum was a 10 time box cart derby winner but had the most money, best equipment and a bright yellow 46 paint scheme with built in cupholders and yet the kid down the street beat him 4 times with a cart built out of junk from the tip.

Bambang - Unregistered

November 30, 2010 6:43 AM

I agree with you TedG. I personally prefer the entertaining riders.

Watching Rossi went through the pack like hot knife through the butter for 3rd position is more entertaining than watching the race leader cruising miles away.

I honestly won't like it if Rossi wins WC by winning 18 out of 18 races. It's just a matter of time before people switching to F1.

But unfortunately that's not Dorna's definition of best rider.

Just to point out that rider choice is highly subjective. I'm a Rainey fan myself.

Dr Zuess - Unregistered

November 30, 2010 7:04 AM

Bingles, I'll take your Rainey and up it with a Swantz who was a much more balls to the wall rider as opposed to Rainey's smoothness. Some riders with a dirtbike history tend to steer with the tail and just wring whatever their ridings neck, euro riders tend to have mini moto history and ride smooth accordingly. Flo is a bloody good rider without a doubt, records are made to be broken but as in any motorsport, results tie in with the very best equipment...just like your boxcarts.

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