MotoGP » Moto3: Champion elect Cortese clinches Moto2 deal


Moto3 World Championship leader Sandro Cortese heading to Moto2 next season.

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Badger - Unregistered

September 25, 2012 12:44 PM

Quite a dangerous rider, needs to mature and be more patient to be a success in Moto2. Having said that fast racer and he is young, good luck to him.

petrolbonce

September 25, 2012 1:58 PM

@Badger "needs to mature and be more patient to be a success in Moto2"? Eh?

Many would argue that Marquez is impatient, dangerous and immature, he's leading the Moto2 championship by a pretty convincing 53 points.

50s & 60s Racer - Unregistered

September 25, 2012 3:58 PM

Whilst Marquez may be a good rider the oft shown speed difference between him & other "small" riders as well as the larger guys still makes me think that as a "Repsol" Honda rider (the main sponsor of Honda & the riders from Spain, there is an engine issued to him that is "better than the rest"
Also as per other comments, Cortese may find that the older riders in Moto2 will not take kindly to any aggression such as he has shown this year, particularly his team mate Danny Kent.

50s & 60s Racer - Unregistered

September 25, 2012 3:58 PM

Whilst Marquez may be a good rider the oft shown speed difference between him & other "small" riders as well as the larger guys still makes me think that as a "Repsol" Honda rider (the main sponsor of Honda & the riders from Spain, there is an engine issued to him that is "better than the rest"
Also as per other comments, Cortese may find that the older riders in Moto2 will not take kindly to any aggression such as he has shown this year, particularly his team mate Danny Kent.

Dylan - Unregistered

September 25, 2012 4:17 PM

Marquez definitely has a more powerful engine than other riders at Moto2 although Honda said it's randomly distributed among teams. I was talking with friends on different occasions and they all were saying the same thing that Marquez bike seemed to be better on straights then all others which I had already noticed as well. I think this kills the point of having Moto2 it was supposed to be same (almost) machinery and the best riders promoted to MotoGP. If Honda wanted Marquez that bad in MotoGP why not just hire him?! Giving him machinery advantage won't make him the best in Moto2! I feel sorry for Espargaro who is still able to compete with Marquez on way inferior engine.

ZeR0 Kun

September 25, 2012 5:11 PM

@ Dylan

the engine is randomly distributed, yes that reduces or eliminate possibilities of any special engine for any particular rider. but the air intake flow in and/or exhaust system are not a part of the overall engine package. this is where perhaps the extra power can be squeezed out in albeit in a very small amount.

as for Cortese, congrats to him. given that he maintained his consistency, he would easily be among the frontrunner in Moto2.

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