MotoGP » Moto2: Untouchable Espargaro wins, Marquez crowned

Pol Espargaro demolishes the field in a Moto2 masterclass as Marc Marquez clinches the championship title. Ant west snatches second in his home grand prix.

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rab27 - Unregistered

October 28, 2012 7:43 AM

still cant believ honda are letting him loose on a moto gp bike next year.
we will see how good he is when he is in a team that doesnt have ten times the budget of the rest or ten times the testing of the rest.
surprised his team hasnt had an engine protested yet either,not all that speed is down to getting off the corner better or being lighter.
if a non spaniard had that acceleration and top speed advantage there would have been questions asked before now.

seenit - Unregistered

October 28, 2012 7:48 AM

They are control engines (the same)given out randomly.
Also if any rider seems to have an advantage that engine is taken from them. and replaced so complain about that. - Unregistered

October 28, 2012 12:53 PM

I said it times and times before: Pol Espargaro is the underrated rider of this season. Everyone is focusing on Marquez but Espargaro fought him hard most of the time in - what I believe - was inferior machinery.

Sure Marquez is a talent and he might be a front runner next year (yet to be seen, though).

My question is: why isn't Pol Espargaro considered in the same level?

Someone - Unregistered

October 28, 2012 2:43 PM

Espargaro is not underrated at all but Kalex is the best machinery this year, not Suter.

Marquez has managed to win the championship riding a Suter that nobody wanted. Most teams want a Kalex to get rid of their Suter (and they can't get it because Kalex don't want to dleiver more bikes), so it is completely a lie to say that Marquez has the best bike when is Pol who has the best bike. However, I agree that Marquez has the higher budget and best team.

M1M - Unregistered

October 29, 2012 5:19 PM

Or maybe it's not that a Kalex chassis is really any better than Marquez's Suter but rather that other Suter riders want to change simply because they can't get on with a frame which is developed and tailored specifically to Marquez's requests and/or they're not getting the same chassis upgrades and support as Marquez. He had three full days of testing before going to Laguna Seca whereas Luthi was only there on the final day. Last season there were even threats of litigation because Eskil Suter broke his contract to supply a number of teams with equal machinery but yet he gave Marquez preference, supplying him with new chassis parts and a completely new frame weeks before anyone else.

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