MotoGP » Marc Marquez on the pace in first MotoGP test

"I gradually gained confidence on each exit and got faster and faster on every run" - Marc Marquez.

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Cedric - Unregistered

November 15, 2012 9:52 AM

One second from the faster in your very first time on a RCV is great, period. Not jaw dropping maybe, but definitely great. Stoner, Jlo or Pedrosa couldn't make it the first time they tested a motogp bike. He was also one of the riders that fewer laps did. almost half the distance Pedro did. Who said moto2 riders would have trouble when adapting to a big bike?

Well done Pirro and Ianonne too. - Unregistered

November 15, 2012 10:06 AM

7. Marc Marquez ESP Repsol Honda (RC213V) 1m 33.403s (27/28)
8. Michele Pirro ITA Pramac Racing (GP12) 1m 33.625s (51/51)
9. Andrea Iannone ITA Pramac Racing (GP12) 1m 33.833s (52/56)

Sure MM did a few laps less and at least Iannone rode the Ducati before, but Pirro being 2 tenths of MM when on a Pramac Ducati against a works Honda should be something to comment to, right?


November 15, 2012 10:25 AM

Of course, we've no comparison for MMs first Motogp ride, as the rookie rule was there dor others, and dropped for him.
I don't like him and never will. His ability is clear, but what he might not know is that his victories are tainted and hollow, as the authorities fall at his feet, just so he can sell breakfast cereals and bank accounts in Spain. It's this sort of lick-spittle stuff that might sell a million t-shirts, but is a huge turn off for bike fans.


November 15, 2012 10:26 AM

Well, it looks like MM is good enough to probably be competitive. In a race of 4 competitive bikes (the fatory Yams & Honda's) the only real fight is which of the four gets the wooden spoon. It'll be a failure (like poor BS in an awful season) for ANY of the guys on the best bikes to not be in the top 4 every Sunday and in the WC.
My guess is the WC will be between DP & JL again, while Rossi & Marquez fight not to be last of the 4-bikes with the clear technical advantages over the rest.
The interest for me will be the satellite guys & the factory Dukes - and how well they can go. Also if the CRT's can improve.

Dread1977 - Unregistered

November 15, 2012 10:28 AM

This whole "Rossi won on the best bikes" argument is utter crap... He got beaten by Stone on the Duke, and Lorenzo got beaten by Stoner on the Honda, So thats 2 other manufacturers beating Yamaha.. they are the slowest in a straight line, have less power than the others, only advantage they have is in stability and feel, not the best bike in my eyes, just easiest to ride!!

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