MotoGP » Moto2: Márquez, Redding share honours on final day

Reigning 125cc World Champion Marc Márquez and young British star Scott Redding depart Valencia with the psychological edge amongst the 2011 Moto2 pack, after leaving their pursuers trailing on the final day of testing in Spain

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February 12, 2011 8:43 PM

Marquez and Redding: 2 guys you have to think are good enough to go onto MotoGP success as well as Moto2.

The fact that MM has adapted so quickly is a measure of his talent. Contrast that to Bradley Smith's tough initiation to the class and you start to get an idea of how good he is.

Great to see Scott showing so well this early too.

Roadrunner - Unregistered

February 12, 2011 9:03 PM

Scott is definitely one to watch out for this season, but if he really wants to be on top, he's got to work on his fitness. He's been very fast on a single lap, but fades in the 2nd half of the races.

Marc's been very impressive so far on the Moto2 bike, but who would have expected anything different from him?

zi - Unregistered

February 12, 2011 9:55 PM

OF course Marc WILL be SHINNING sooo bright.. Scott maybe great,but, he doesn't have Consistency as Marc .Go on MARC u are a.w.e.s.o.m.e

GPFan - Unregistered

February 12, 2011 9:59 PM


Big agreement on the MM comments and the amazing talent he has, no doubt and so natural. Rookie of the year already! Good bet!

As for Bradley Smith, I think it's a bit hard to put a Tech 3 against the Suter chassis at the moment. There were 12 Suter (5 in top 7) at the test and only 2 tech 3 and it was Brad's 1st time riding the 2011 bike, as Mike di Meglio was the only one who rode it in Nov.. In this class feeling from the bike is everything. Brad was only 0.7 from Mike times so thats not too bad.

Mike had 2 crashes on Thursday and Brad 1 crash on Friday...

p-dizzle - Unregistered

February 12, 2011 10:13 PM

What happended to Neukirchner? It was only a few years back when he was really the biggest natural talent in WSBK....then the accident...then the fallout with Ten Kate.....and now he is absolutely no where. I thought he could resurrect his career in Moto 2 only for him to be at the tail end of the field. I know it's only pre-season testing but it's very telling of what his pace is going to be out the gate. I really hope he can turn it around because, before his injury, he was really electric on the GSXR... C'mon Max! I believe in you.....


February 13, 2011 12:22 AM

I think Bradley Smith is doing fine, 0.2 seconds quicker than fellow Brit Rookie (Kev Coughlan) who rode in Spanish Moto2 last year.

As for Marquez and Redding what can you say? Youngest two in the class topping the time sheets, very impressive, particularly Marquez who's never even raced a Moto2 bike!!! Future MotoGP aliens for sure, both of them.


February 13, 2011 3:33 AM

Impressive by Marquez and Redding. However I can't see Marquez winning the Championship. Too hard to do first year in a new class even for a super talent.
The MZs must still be bad bikes judging by the times for both riders.

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