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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RonniEmac - Unregistered

December 21, 2012 1:55 PM

@Rod99

Yes Its been like that a long time but a few years ago Talented riders with no personal money had the chance of getting good sponsorships. These days its way to many good riders sitting on the couch IMO.

Ian - Unregistered

December 21, 2012 2:43 PM

There's half a dozen other riders in WBK, Moto2, AMA and British Superbike that I'd like to see on a motogp bike. This really is rather sad, even crash.net commentators seem to agree on this one.

rotsa ruck - Unregistered

December 21, 2012 5:19 PM

There is finally another Czech rider in MotoGP. Abraham didn't do awfully bad in his first year. His resume isn't vastly different to Pesek's so why all the negativity towards him? Talmacsi didn't have a great year when he joined and he had a better record than either Abraham or Pesek. Point is, all of them brought money to the table to get their rides. Of the three, Abraham proved he wasn't as bad as many made him out to be initially. Sure, he had a horrible season last year but then so did Rossi on the factory version of the same bike. Pesek will do no worse than Edwards did this year. That's not saying much but its the yardstick he should be measured against.

mobile chicane - Unregistered

December 21, 2012 5:53 PM

Pesek has been national champion held fastest laps and won at Grand Prix level, he also has very good sponsors without spending any time here touting for tenners,Now he needs to be within 107% of Jorges time and hes a Motogp racer.

RSMick

December 21, 2012 7:20 PM
Last Edited 616 days ago

He has paid less money for his ride than a lot of Moto2 and Moto3 riders, he has definatley spent a lot less money than riding for PTR in WSS.
Sacchi nutured his later years in 125GP where he was OK, he hit a bit of a brick wall in 250, then again he never had the all important RSA, just the LE (CRT equivelant).
He did beat Smith yes but remember what bike Smith was on at that time.
He will break no records, but it is good that sponsors are willing to back these riders just to get on the GO grid knowing that they have no chance.
Paying for your ride is accross the board in racing from your very first race, how many people in all the other series do people actually think that the team pays them to ride?
As long as I remember in GP riders have had to buy the bikes themselves, most of the ROC/Harris/NSRV were owner riders and 95% of the RG,YZ and RS riders were.

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