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Which MotoGP riders made the biggest gains in 2012?

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Hemmy - Unregistered

November 23, 2012 1:05 PM

The only real stand outs here are of course Cal and RdP. Ok and yes Alvaro, even though he switched to a much more competitive bike.

Cal improved massively on with the 'same' bike/team, and RdP has interestingly improved going from the Pramac to the ART CRT!!!!!

Rossi, well he just been Rossi and remained stagnant for 2 years.

Stoner, well of course he hasnt done as well as 2011 becuase that was some feat he acheived back then.

Lets not forget, that its easier to improve on poorer results that it is to improve on great results.

Which makes this pretty much pointless is most cases lol!


November 23, 2012 1:28 PM
Last Edited 1170 days ago

Stagnant yes, but not missing a race in either seasons is a good thing, I think if he (Rossi) hadn't broken his leg in 2010 he would have made a better fist of the Duc,am sure too though that there is more good to come, he's too young to have to rely on wet races to podium though I also believe that the british superbike mag article about Marquez being the spanish Rossi will prove true in the longer mix, it was bad luck that denied Marquez a debut Moto2 title, has that been done before? this kid will be the next big thing in MotoGP


November 23, 2012 1:29 PM

I can't wait to see Suzuki come back. 2 years ago they really were starting to go places. Whoever gets a ride on them 'MIGHT' give everyone a shock.

But yes Bautista is starting get there


November 23, 2012 1:42 PM
Last Edited 1170 days ago

Do you really think Suzuki will come back? It is a huge investment for them especially with their US operation filing for bankruptcy, I agree that whoever gets that ride will do well, Alvaro was looking good at seasons end and Randy Dp was amazing in the first test but that is a huge gamble, only 4stroke win was Chris V in the wet at LeMans, still a long time between drinks, also I never got the V4 thing as nothing else in their range was V4, MotoGP project doing crap when Corser won WSBK, money poorly spent when trying 2 completely different directions for 2 championships, Yam showed how with Spies and Lorenzo winning both with same engine idiology...


November 23, 2012 1:43 PM

i think both cal and alex espargaro rose the highest this year , randy can do much better with a proto.
alvaro also rose above the crappy early season troubles , but cal for proto ans espargaro for crt and being a rookie. - Unregistered

November 23, 2012 8:27 PM

The biggest disappointment was Ben Spies. And it's a shame. I never thought him as highly as having the potential to fight for the title, but he wasn't that far off and could be the best of the rest (maybe even better than Dovi) if all things didn't go wrong for him.

And I am not exactly sure why they got wrong. Any considerations??? I hope the Ducati move may put his career back on track, but Ducati almost always does the opposite.

bionika - Unregistered

November 23, 2012 8:31 PM

Stoner should have been able to successfully defend his title (however tough that may be) if he was Christ's second coming as some pretend him to be.

And somehow I was more impressed with Bautista's last races on the Suzuki than this season on a private Honda. But, hey, private bikes are really something very different from factory ones. Even those from Tech3...


November 23, 2012 10:24 PM

re: "I can't wait to see Suzuki come back."

you will wait and like it.

re: "2 years ago they really were starting to go places."

yeah, down the sh!tter.

re: "Whoever gets a ride on them 'MIGHT'..."

...end up having a finger amputated. hold up, belay my last, that already happened...!?!? :rolleyes:

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