MotoGP » Pesek gets Ioda place, 2013 MotoGP grid complete

"I'll be up against the best riders in the world - it's a big step for sure but I'll give my best!" - Lukas Pesek.

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December 21, 2012 7:58 AM

Surely wasn't there anyone more deserving? Pesek took a total of 5 points in his Moto2 career, and he didn't race world level in the past 2 years except a few Supersport races. I think he will last 3-4 races.


December 21, 2012 10:40 AM

Pay riders may be a part of the sport that we just have to accept, but this one is a new low.

Surely Vermuelen would have been a far better shout from a development perspective?

I guess when you got bills to pay....

RobbiEmac - Unregistered

December 21, 2012 12:44 PM


Yes these days Its all about having a rich family if youre not a supertalented spanish kid. I bet that at least 95% of the moto3 and moto2 riders bring LOADS of cash.

shuggiemac - Unregistered

December 21, 2012 12:55 PM

My God what a bunch of no hoper cynics there are on this web site. Not a single one of you has the qualification to criticise this or any other rider. These guys operate at a level all of us can only dream about. Lukas Pesek showed extra ordinary talent all the way through his young years and earned his place in the lower capacity classes from 2004 onwards. He has not become a bad rider over night and I for one am delighted that the guy is getting this chance. It's a national obsession it seems to be cynical.

rod99 - Unregistered

December 21, 2012 1:00 PM

"these days"............

Its always been that way for the past 10 years, cars have always been that way, only now it's almost impossible to hide.

The illusion has collasped.

money and no talent =...also ran

talent no money =...not ran at all!!

Money and talent =...well very rare but you all know the names!


December 21, 2012 1:21 PM


No one is suggesting a team from the comments board would take on Pesek and come out on top. If we say he's rubbish, we're clearly not talking about relative to the average guy on street. But this is MotoGP, so we're comparing him to the best in the world.

And as fans of the sport, we are qualified to give an opinion.

I think it is clear to most people that Lukas Pesek did not earn a MotoGP ride through results. He was a decent 125cc rider (about 6 years ago at that) but he was barely average on a 250 (he had decent kit as well in 2009) and has never been anywhere on a 4-stroke.

So no, he hasn't earned his ride. Which means he's paid for it.

And usually you have to accept that is part of the sport. But in my opinion this qualifies for special comment, because Pesek has been particularly nowhere in recent years. He's quite an extreme rent-a-ride case.

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