MotoGP » Moto2: 'Neutral' Marquez gives masterclass in Motegi

Marc Marquez headed up an all Spanish podium after overcoming a terrible start to take a stunning win from a hard battling Espargaro.

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Roadrunner - Unregistered

October 14, 2012 7:41 AM

Yea, for sure those 1.8 km/h advantage over Espargaro made all the difference.

And it must be because of the engine, not by any chance because Marquez is lighter.


October 14, 2012 8:08 AM

I think the problem is not the top speed...but how fast you reach that top speed...seems like he reached it at the middle of the straight already...while everyone reach it at the end of the straight...that's will make a lot of differences...and I think it's visible for us...shame they didn't show the throttle&brake+speed like MotoGP...

Ivor Bueb - Unregistered

October 14, 2012 9:48 AM

Time and time again Marquez makes huge mistakes but can pull back seconds a lap.

This wouldn't happen all the time if there was a level playing field.

TBH I'm looking forward to next year in motogp- either Marquez will have to up his game or he'll get used to watching Dani and Jorge disappearing into the distance.

M1M - Unregistered

October 14, 2012 11:26 AM

"Yea, for sure those 1.8 km/h advantage over Espargaro made all the difference."

Do you know precisely when and how those measurements were taken? If they are the highest speeds recorded for each bike, it's quite possible that Espargaro's was set when he was directly behind Marquez in his slipstream. If that IS the case, and he was still 1.8km/h slower even with a tow, it's a significant difference. It would mean that Marquez could pull out of Espargaro's slipstream and pass at will, whereas Espargaro would run into the proverbial brick wall whenever he tried to do the same.

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