MotoGP » Test debuts: Marquez, Lorenzo, Pedrosa, Stoner...

Rookie performances after their first day at an official MotoGP test.

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November 16, 2012 5:25 PM

is there anything in this...? lorenzo's almost 2 secs off (having ridden a motogp bike), but he's now got 2 titles in close succession...? if anything was ever the embodiment of a "reach", this comparo'd be it. - Unregistered

November 16, 2012 7:10 PM

Calm down, y'all. I bet that Pedrosa would change his position on that list with Lorenzo, if that meant the number of titles too.

Remember: those guys on those MotoGP all want to go faster and faster but their main objective is to win on sunday and, most of all, to win championships. That's what the sport requires.

Not to be the best at that special racetrack, or be the guy that got closer to the top in his first outing...

Winning championships - that much be their main goal (and having fun riding it and winning loads of money too, I guess)...


November 16, 2012 8:32 PM

Amazing that Stoner on a satellite bike did this, but the writing was on the wall. fastest rider in the last 7 years. Most wins. Biggest talent. Worst PR! :-)
Gonna miss him but at least we get Mark Marquez to play the baddie!

bionika - Unregistered

November 16, 2012 8:55 PM

Alan Carter won his first race, at 18, starting from last. Not even Rossi, Lorenzo, Pedrosa oR Stoner (or Marquez) did something of the kind. Did Alan Carter became the greatest rider after such a start? No. He didn't even won another race.

Stoner didn't win a race in his first 2 years. BTW, Rossi had already 1 WC after his second season. DOes their first results this mean EVERYTHING? No. Of course they show the potential of each rider, but so many of early promises didn't deliver (like Ivan Goi )and many delivered late (like Doohan).

Marquez is talented and the fact that he was 1.1 sec from the top doesn't contradicts or confirms such statement.


November 16, 2012 10:16 PM

The reason Vale had a title in his 2nd season is he stayed in 125s, Casey moved to 250s. Basically Stoner moved class after each season till he got to MotoGPs which he won at his 2nd attempt, the same as Rossi. The difference was Rossi was on the best bike Honda and had a crap Japanese teammate.
Stoner was on the Ducati which no one else can ride.

jack - Unregistered

November 16, 2012 10:33 PM

Casey Stoner has said on numerous occasions. That he is in motogp to win races,if a championship comes along, that would be a bonus.Those were his goals ,and he achieved them.Stoner did what he wanted to do,not what you i or anyone else expected him to do.And if asked why he did not win more championships you will get the same answer,it is not hard to understand, when he has said it repeatedly,unless you and a lot of others on this site fail to comprehend what is actual fact,spoken by the man himself.Maybe you are too used to listening to other riders spoken fairytales,who knows, nothing personal mind you,but please keep your ears cleaned. cheers

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