MotoGP » MotoGP riders respond to Marquez deal

"Marquez is very strong, very fast and sometimes he wins difficult races when he is not the fastest on track. This is so important" - Valentino Rossi.

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July 13, 2012 10:03 AM

@Lawson Marquez does not have a better record than Rossi in the lower classes. For example Rossi's win rate in 125s was 40% against Marquez's 21%. In 250/Moto2 Rossi just edges it at 48% to 47%. And don't forget it took Rossi two attempts to win the 125 championship, Marquez took three without a single win in either of his first two seasons.

That's not to say that Marquez is not a brilliant rider, just that you need to check your facts before posting.

pitbull - Unregistered

July 13, 2012 10:21 AM

I think Marquez is an exceptional talent and believe he will take to the premier class like a duck to water, his leaving Moto 2 will also allow others to shine as the powers and sponsors only have eyes for him at the moment, howzit Nick .


July 13, 2012 10:38 AM

Marquez is young but resolute
and from what I saw myself
that puppy learns very fast and correct!
He uses his mistakes to be better ...
With the right mentor(s) and crue
+ observing his fellow riders
he will come already very, very far!
Just keep his feet down to the ground.

ffs - Unregistered

July 13, 2012 11:24 AM

Instead of moaning about the riders making it, why not look at your own side and wonder why your side suck so much! How is it the riders fault to achieve things your riders don't??? cos they are not winning... It may be they are crap or their support is crap... Marquez just wants it more than others.


July 13, 2012 11:43 AM

Had to laugh about Spies comments that the rookie rule was abolished because Marquez had the right passport.

Mr Kettle I have Mr Pot on line two for you!

Spies owes his factory Yamaha ride to the fact that he's a septic. Yamaha have a history of pandering to the US market. Does Ben really think he'd have the factory Yamaha ride if he were, say, Canadian.

Boo - Unregistered

July 13, 2012 12:37 PM

Though I think Marquez has certainly had a bit of a helping hand getting to where he is when it comes to preferential treatment, his promotion to MotoGP is completely necessary!

In my opinion, MotoGP is risking go very stale at the moment and it desperately needs new blood to inject interest in a series that, to me, seems to be flagging badly.

The CRT move has been a damp squib because the seem to have made no progress since the beginning of the year (it seems they've slipped back). It doesn't look like an attractive proposition for youngsters coming through the ranks.

So that leaves 12 seats being contested by dozens and dozens of aspiring riders, but since I can't see Lorenzo, Pedrosa et al going anywhere soon, that leaves a tiny portion of even semi-competitive bikes up for grabs. If Marquez wasn't there, we'd probably be watching the same grid and the same results in 2013 as we are right now...

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