MotoGP » Marquez raises pace at Sepang, rides 2013 RCV

MotoGP rookie Marc Marquez lowers his lap time by over two seconds during day two of private testing at Sepang.

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Buckwheat - Unregistered

November 27, 2012 3:18 PM

Lorenzo & Stoner crashed a lot learning the big bike one should expect the same of Marquez as he strives to run at the front.

But don't compare the working class background of Spies along with the fact of his upbringing in USA with that of the Spanish Debutant Marquez inherently afforded the luxury of riding these GP tracks his whole life while thus suggesting such is the reason for Spies' demise.

g r k - Unregistered

November 27, 2012 3:22 PM

@chooch : fast times on empty track? you clearly never watched moto2. If anything all the MM craze is about how skilled he is at RACING not just going fast. The guy passes like no other. He reminds me of Simo. He has that kind of crazy in him. He'll pass no matter what. But he has skills and speed to match too. What he was able to do in some races in Moto2 2012 were mind boggling.

motomoto - Unregistered

November 27, 2012 3:23 PM

it means nothing to compare a factory to a satellite bike. All hail the hype! Mark had better do well, he's on the best bike. That's something that Bautista can't say. There are at least 5 more rides on the gp grid who are naturally faster then the hype-kid. Even Hayden could drop Marquez if he rode the same bike. gp is more "fixed" than wrestling. Stay tuned to another of many years in gp where the best bikes do well and not the best riders. yawn! Keep following the bread crumbs, lemmings.

Real competitive racing resides in the WSBK paddock where the winner isn't decided by the 3rd lap.

Wows wee wa - Unregistered

November 27, 2012 3:29 PM

This kid is gonna be in the top 4.... I already feel he is a better racer than qualifier so these times are good but in a race he will be battling for the podiums if not wins from the get go!

I know I'm putting some $$$ on him to take the title next season that's for sure!

jjthekid46 - Unregistered

November 27, 2012 3:33 PM

I see there already those trying to play down Marquez' speed by talking bull. @ Motomoto either your clueless about rider talent, or your dislike is seriously clouding your judgement. But i guess haters have to come up with knew excuses why the riders they dislike are fast, even if their arguments aren't based on reality.....

rod99 - Unregistered

November 27, 2012 3:33 PM

buckwheat wrote.."But don't compare the working class background of Spies"

With a comment like that you either work for or are a family friend of Spies trying some proporganda or...and im leaning towards this, you dont have a clue what your talking about. "working class background" loooooooooool


November 27, 2012 3:43 PM

MM is fast, we know that. MM is fearless in overtaking, we know that. MM will fall off a couple of times in his early races, we know that. What we don't know is who will be the first to complain about his sh*t or bust moves, and who will be the first to get skittled when MM inevitably drops the bike.
When a fast rider also brings uncertainty, then excitement is sure to be generated.
Bye Bye boring, predictable racing. MM is in da house.

tomcol - Unregistered

November 27, 2012 3:45 PM

Agree with Rod99. Its entirely possible that Marquez could win the title. Absolute certainty to be in the top 3 and hes has no fear whatsoever. Lets face it he moved up from tiny 125s to Moto 2 bikes and nearly won the championship first time round for him. Wont have a problem with bike size at all. It will be Lorenzo, Pedrosa and Marquez fighting for the title. The rest Im afraid are in a lower class to those 3.

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