MotoGP » Simoncelli sets the standard in Germany

"Marco has once again demonstrated outstanding potential" – Marco Simoncelli.

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Maurice - Unregistered

July 15, 2011 6:44 PM

The most frustrating rider in MotoGP. He's got the speed to be a title contender but the questions of where will he bin it and who will he take with him are always lurking in my mind.

Maybe next year. He WILL win the championship at some point, that's a certainty.

lemmy - Unregistered

July 15, 2011 6:50 PM

True...Early in the year it was Stoner that was fastest in every session. Now he is rarely fastest and it is usually Sic. Sic is probably the fastest rider out there now, but he just isn't that good in the race.

some1 - Unregistered

July 15, 2011 6:50 PM

I think Super Sic is very close to his 1st MotoGP win. If he made it, he will be on par with Spies. Both were the next generations of Aliens that are waiting their turns to rule the competitions in MotoGP.

Maybe - Unregistered

July 15, 2011 7:28 PM

On one hand i want to see him do good, but the realistic side of me is saying that this is the same "fast guy" that lost himself a repeat 250 title, and looks to have carried the same form in to his MotoGP career, only the level is so much higher that he hasn't even been able to nab a podium, let alone be a title contender. 5th alien? those are big claims for someone yet to see a podium in 1.5 years in the top class now. All the other established aliens had at least one win to go along with some podiums by now.

I've said it once and I'll say it again, MotoGP will not be nearly as kind to his follies. There is too much talent in this game to be sitting on a factory honda outside of the top 10. If you guys think HRC "understands" this dilemma, you've been blinded by hair.

SKiwi-1 - Unregistered

July 15, 2011 7:42 PM

Just had a bit of a negative thought there in that if he doesn't actually start nailing some of these with a decent finish he's going to become the Jacob Smrz of MotoGP heaven forbid...

He is of course much better (and an ex-WC of course) I'm sure but when he does actually complete a race it's usually a bit of an anti-climax to be honest.

C'mon Marco let's see what you can do or it'll be back to the Hair Bear Bunch...

Kenfussion - Unregistered

July 15, 2011 8:28 PM

I think Simo will get there. I could be way off but he seems to be having the same learning curve as Spies did (and still may have). I remember Ben not starting races being super fast but working up to speed as the tires warmed up. Ben took it slower in the begining - Simo has just been going for it and binning it. Seems like Ben is starting to be faster off the start though and I think Simo will figure it out eventually.

Hongamanooga - Unregistered

July 15, 2011 8:34 PM

Either winner, podium, mid-pack, backmarker or DNF, right now Simoncelli is our best bet for a bit of excitement even if this excitement comes from controversy. MotoGP has evolved to such a snorefest nowadays that guys like Simoncelli are essential for keeping my interest up. -for those that disagree, OK, disagree but make yourselves a favor and try finding and watching some 1990 or 2002-2004 races. (Duke offer good discounts). You'll be astonished to the degree the spectacle has degenerated.

Go Simo!!!

BensPies - Unregistered

July 15, 2011 8:40 PM

Stoner realizes he can be beaten when he's at his best (tire pressure excuses aside since he's more of a chemist than I am). The result is pushing beyond his limit to try to beat the competition resulting in more crashes. Sic just needs to learn to stay on the bike to be a real contender next year even thought the 1000's may be entirely different beasts. The season is hotting up. I think we are in for big surprises.

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