MotoGP » Moto2: Marquez most successful 18-year-old


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Llort Murof - Unregistered

August 11, 2011 12:47 PM

SPECIAL!

Move over Dani, I expect he'll be straight into the Repsol Honda squad in 2013, maybe sooner if he doesn't stick around to win Moto2 next season.

He is going to be a great, great rider - the Spanish are very lucky to have a prospect such as Marc.

albert - Unregistered

August 11, 2011 12:54 PM

Impressive result and illustrates to some degree that the Spanish and Italians seem to have figured out the most efficient way to breed champions i.e. to get them into GPs early and not pi55 about in production classes.
Look out for Maverick Vinales to break this record in a few years.

Oli - Unregistered

August 11, 2011 1:07 PM

Marquez has been very impressive, the very statistic that this article is based on is proof of that.

But it's still too early to be jumping up and down and saying this guy is the next Rossi. He has the potential to be, absolutely, but he is still very young and a lot can change still.

Just looking at the other names on the list, who'd have thought Dani would be in MotoGP for 6 seasons and never come close to winning the title.

For every Valentino Rossi, there's half a dozen Manuel Poggiali's.

Marquez has every chance to become a MotoGP champion many times over. Let's hope he reaches his potential (unless he is racing Brad & Scott Redding for the 2016 MotoGP title!).

Oli

Mr Moto - Unregistered

August 11, 2011 1:31 PM

It pains me to say it as a Brit but this guy is lightyears ahead of Bradders and Redding.

NO COMPARISON! END OF.

With Spanish backing the kid is only going to get the best equipment, which is why Rossi was so successful. I'll have you a bet of 50p that this kid is going to dominate MotoGP, although the field is admittedly stronger than when Rossi burst onto the scene.

Oli - Unregistered

August 11, 2011 3:35 PM

"It pains me to say it as a Brit but this guy is lightyears ahead of Bradders and Redding.

NO COMPARISON! END OF."

Agreed, but he is also lightyears ahead of everyone outside of MotoGP! I think that Bradley has been very impressive this year, after a career on 2-strokes. And he really impressed me last year, when many would have thrown their toys out the pram (he was often 8kph slower in a straight line than his teammate), yet he just powered through.

Bradley is Britain's best hope of having a MotoGP winner in the next 5 years.

Scott is an odd one. When he's on it, he's brilliant. But sometimes I feel he is a little too much 'image' and not enough substance. A British Iannone if you get me. And he is not close to being consistent enough to move to MotoGP.

Oli

simon - Unregistered

August 11, 2011 5:39 PM

Oh come on people,can't you see that he has the best bike by miles,whenever he's in a slipstream,he has to sit up and people following him cannot keep in his slip stream. I know the world would be moaning if Dorna was British and we had 4 british gps a year and the 125cc champion was british,moto2 champ was british and motogp champ was British.Can't you see this total monopoly??

ILikeMotoGP - Unregistered

August 11, 2011 11:38 PM

@simon: Dorna is just running a business. For them would be better to have more british (or french, or german, or...) good drivers to increase popularity (and revenue..) in these countries.

I'm sure they don't want so many spaniards wining races, but this is that they have... And one of the reasons is clear from this article, Spain and Italy have a lot of very young drivers racing and learning on their local championships.

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