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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November 28, 2012 9:43 AM

The big difference for Marquez is that heading into the first corner he will have multiple MOTOGP champs and long term GP riders all around him, who won't put up with his pushy style of riding, he may well be the one who gets the shove, MOTO2 it ain't.

Bob Down - Unregistered

November 28, 2012 9:45 AM

As the Goat made clear, it is 80% rider 20% bike and MM has that 80% that will make a difference, it will take time but he will own a number of riders very quickly ?

I just can't wait for him to do his landmark cut pass of Dani, Loz or Cal for that matter

Norealdifference - Unregistered

November 28, 2012 10:23 AM

So what will your multiple champs and motogp riders do to him ... if you can't take the heat, stay out of the kitchen.

You really think he will feel intimated ... get real. He's been riding bikes long enough to know motogp will be the same, it's just faster.

South_Isle - Unregistered

November 28, 2012 12:07 PM


The average lap time for a motogp track is around 100 seconds. If Rossi was 1 second a lap off pace thats only 1%.
It's 20% bike remember, and his bike was 100% rubbish!!

c'mon - Unregistered

November 28, 2012 4:00 PM

@ southisle so why was stoner able to make it work FAR better in 2010. Rossi was on that same bike for the first couple races in 2011 then he made the gp11.1 which was worse! it was his fault for making it rubbish! in fact ever since rossi came to ducati the bikes gotten worse. look at hayden, he at least managed a podium every year until rossi came in. sure rossi got 2 podiums in 2012, not a single win, even close to a win while he was with ducati.

markg - Unregistered

November 28, 2012 7:55 PM

rod99 You made a comment indicating that Spies comes from a wealthy family. Like he's a spoiled rich kid who just got handed allot of stuff. Not the story at all. And you basically say someone else (who actually seems to know about Spies upbringing) doesn't know what they are talking about... Bassackwards.

CrapHeap - Unregistered

November 29, 2012 6:51 AM

@ cmon
Stoner was actually the worst thing that could have happened to Ducati. He is the only guy with a style that suits that bike out of the many that tried. If he never rode for them nobody would have had success on it and they would have realised it was a **** heap from the start and developed it properly.
Stoner is just fast... and if he had never opened his mouth (or quit like a girl) I would have been a fan.

Busa Boy - Unregistered

November 29, 2012 1:59 PM

So Stoner won the world championship for Ducati,yet he is the worst thing ever to happen to them!
Awesome logic!
Is it Stoners fault he was better at riding it than anyone else?

cmon - Unregistered

November 29, 2012 7:19 PM

@crapheap what are you talking about stoners whole time at ducati he said they barely listened to him! Ducati didn't listen to stoner and shouldn't have listened to rossi. sure the bike was far from top notch when rossi got it, but he managed to make it worse. thats the bottom line.

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