MotoGP » Marquez on the move

Repsol Honda MotoGP rookie Marc Marquez stops off in Japan ahead of private test at Sepang.

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bionika - Unregistered

November 21, 2012 10:32 PM

Marquez adapted pretty quickly to new classes whence he got the hang of winning back in those KTM days. I am sure everyone will remember that he showed promise in his early 125 days but although a tough fighter he would always lose those last lap fights (most of which no fault of his own). When he started winning he hardly ever lost another race!
Even when he got to Moto2 he started binning it for the first 4 or 5 races - and they he won something like more than half of the following races!!!
He might do that stunt again! Who knows? MotoGP is a lot tougher with all the top talent concentrated there but it may take him the first 4 or 5 races to get the grip and then he may surprise everyone!

Can't wait - Unregistered

November 21, 2012 11:27 PM

@Jake. Not quite. MM is quick on similar machinery. Rossi's wins were pretty much fabricated. Best bike. Special tyres etc. Soon as Rossi had equal competition he went backwards quickly. His Ducati stint is the most glaring example of this.
Handed the exact same bike that Stoner won on 2 days earlier and lapping 2 seconds off the pace says it all.
Rossi was never as good as Dorna manufactured him to be.
Marquez is actually that good. He'll be winning races next year for sure.

oijhlk - Unregistered

November 21, 2012 11:52 PM

@ Can't wait

What a joke. Comparing Rossi's first outing on the Ducati to Stoner's final ride on a bike that he spents YEARS riding? If that's the case, then you're a hypocrite because MM is over 1 second from Pedrosa...ON THE SAME BIKE. By your standard, he's a scrub too.

VR won the WC during the first year of spec tires, or as you call it, "equal competition".

I'm an Elias fan (which sucks at the moment), but you're obviously just a Rossi hater.

MotogpFan - Unregistered

November 22, 2012 4:45 AM

This really sucks for rossi, sure stoner retired but now a very young and hungry Marquez will definatelly keep him in check, besides to Marquez Rossi is an old codger. Rossi I respect but his time I think has passed. He will always be one of the super greats with Ago but he's got no more championships in him... Wish he did but times have changed.

herewego - Unregistered

November 22, 2012 8:34 AM

Talk about the Golden Child!!! There's no expense spared is there when it comes to Marquez. He was given more testing opportunities in Moto2, now it seems he is still been given that honour along with God knows what else!! Not fair, not fair at all.

Sasha - Unregistered

November 22, 2012 10:30 AM

If I hired a young talent and put it on my multimillion factory bike, I'd do anything to get him up to speed as fast as possible. That's called a proffesional attitude to the sport.
Something other teams lack (the money for).


November 22, 2012 11:07 AM

So far MM does seem to be getting the best of everything. Whether we like it or not, that translates into 'advantage'. Similarly, his position and teams have given MM huge political leverage - witness the fact that he's got away with some stuff that would have got many others much harsher penalties (e.g. Simoncelli RIP for one). Also he had clear advantages in Moto2 (a control class) - watching the races I feel sure that Espagaro was the better rider a lot of the time.
So, regardless of his obvious talent, MM's performances will carry less weight and be less worthy than those of a guy who had to fight his way to the top without. Just like Vale. I think it would be better for the riders and the fans if blatant advantage and favouritism like this was not there.

Nick - Unregistered

November 22, 2012 11:30 AM

@Talentfan, What are you talking about, he has fought his way to the top or do you forget the two years he spent on inferior KTM's in 125's. Fact is he was the only rider who could win on that bike last year and if you actually watched the races, he wasn't the fastest on the straights as everybody, especially Scott Redding claims. When he started from the back in Valencia, I wonder what Redding had to say about that when he overtook after 2 laps???

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