MotoGP » Moto2: Sight problems end Marquez title hopes?

"If it was the shoulder I could make an effort and run, but without perfect sight we can't take risks. If I couldn't see, even for one moment, I could put me and other riders in danger" – Marc Marquez.

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T - Unregistered

November 02, 2011 6:46 PM

Doubt its the way Bradl wanted to win the championship but a strong first half of the season stood to Stefan in the end.

Marquez 2012 Moto 2 champion seems a safe bet even at this early stage

Olek135i - Unregistered

November 02, 2011 6:52 PM

Nice to see some moto2 news on this site for a change. Usually it is just the result of the race or bradley's blog. Considering how exciting this series is, I wish crash would provide more info.

Marc is very impressive no question, but had he not crashed out the first few races of the year, he would be champ. Must agree with a previous poster sometime ago who talked about the karma factor and that Marc's "shenanigans" in australia cannot be overlooked. I don't believe he was being mean spirited, and in general I like the kid. He has a bright future ahead of him, and should be as good as at least Loris Capriossi (whose record he broke for youngest 125cc WC). Looking forward to him replacing Dani in 3 yrs & racing alongside Stoner. Could be a repeat of the rossi/lorenzo fued, unless repsol decides to start its own team and employ dani and marc. Shame rookies cant race factory bikes in Motogp, thanks dorna!

Bluey - Unregistered

November 02, 2011 7:23 PM

i hate to talk would've could've, but marquez is clearly the best in moto2, he should have won the title in 2011 though probably will next year. when bradl moves to gp he'll never make it into the top 5 (he struggles against deangelis and luthi), whereas i honestly believe marquez has the heart and talent to win races at the highest level. c'mon marquez and show em what you're made of in 2012. also, nice job in 2011, even if you didn't win the championship.

Pparkinson9 - Unregistered

November 02, 2011 8:33 PM

I don't argue that he is brilliant, but his sponsers bankrolled an extensive testing schedule which if not against the letter of Moto2 rules is surely against the cost control spirit. It certainly wasn't available to every Moto2 rider.


November 02, 2011 8:56 PM

...with the unfortunate accident involving Sic maybe they'll be some musical chairs now.With the GREATIST RESPECT to his memory,maybe Marquez will be asked to move up a class?Stoner thinks another year in moto2 won't be any benefit to the lad?The younger the better ,he says...!Next year without Simoncelli will be more than a little dull if its just Stoner,Pedrosa & Jorge up front.I can't see Rossi being in the thick of it straight away..... Marquez would spice it up... Comments please...


November 02, 2011 11:03 PM

Seems like the mature thing to do, sitting out the race and relinquishing the title race for the year. Everyone knows how good this kid is and he has little left to prove this year. Doubtful he would've beaten Stephan with 23 points to overcome. For sure a contender next season, then it's on to battle with the big boys! Get well & come back 100%!

G.O.M. - Unregistered

November 02, 2011 11:25 PM

The lad needs another year in Moto2. He needs to learn respect for the machine and more importantly, respect for other riders!!!
He is undoubtedly fast, but it takes a lot more than that to make a top class MotoGP rider.
Bradl is a much more mature prospect and, at the moment, is more mentally prepared to take the step up than Marquez.
These 2 have been head & shoulders above every other rider in Moto2 this season, (once Marquez got his game together).
I really hope to see them battle it out for the complete season next year.
The mention of De Angelis being a threat is at best, a stupid comment! He can certainly follow a fast rider and take a lunge on the last lap, (his career in 250 showed us that!), but he can't set a pace,lead a race, and win.

Sick Cylinder - Unregistered

November 02, 2011 11:38 PM

Good post G.O.M. - I don't think Marquez has the physical or mental maturity for MotoGP yet, but he is outstanding and I am sure will win races in MotoGP when he gets there, even if like Dani, he ultimately proves too small for the big bikes.

Bradl is trying very hard to secure a ride in MotoGP next season and I wonder if some of his relative slump in form later in the season has been due to his mind being on that - there have been some fairly public tantrums reported relating to failure of his and his teams negotiations for MotoGP rides for 2012.

Nana Linda

November 03, 2011 12:34 AM
Last Edited 1431 days ago

I would like to see Marquez and Luthi move up to MotoGP ... BOTH full of potential and have amazing talent would certainly add some excitment to 2012... JUST MY THOUGHTS

kasser - Unregistered

November 03, 2011 12:35 AM

This kid has matured greatly as the season has progressed. Yes, he's made some erros, but hung in there and showed how good he is.

One of the best performances I have seen on a bike when he went from 38th on the grid to 3rd, after the horrific accident in Practice which he was penalised for.

Great decision by him and his management to stay in Moto2 next year.

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