MotoGP » MotoGP Rider of the Year vote: 7th

You vote Aleix Espargaro 7th in's MotoGP Rider of the Year poll

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Busa Boy. - Unregistered

December 25, 2012 12:56 PM

I think this is a fair position for Aliex.Motogp has essentially become two races within a race.One for protos and one for CRT.With the obvious superiority of the proto bikes it is hardly a surprise to see the CRT boys fighting for the scraps,but they work hard and deserve recognition. - Unregistered

December 25, 2012 8:15 PM

Both Espargaro brothers fared rather well this year. They never lacked talent, but being spaniards (a nation that has Lorenzo, Pedrosa, Marquez, Vinales) just being good doesn't mean that they will stand out.

Against such tough compatriots they didn't really stand out but delivered great results. Maybe they should consider applying for british, french or german nationality in order to get noticed and get better rides.

Well done, Aleix!


December 26, 2012 3:55 AM
Last Edited 1145 days ago

A bit silly to not see Rossi on here somewhere. Top rider on the Duc easily beating the workhorse Hayden. I don't think Esp or RDP would've fared any better had they been on satellite prototypes. Riders like Bautista, Bradyl and Crutchlow would always be preferred on prototype machinery teams, as well as none of them (Bau, Bra & Cru) have reached their peak yet. RDP peaked back on the LCR & Esp seems like a "B" rider in this class @ best. Just my opinion, which I & everyone else is entitled to.

Nate Doggius - Unregistered

December 26, 2012 5:22 AM

it's speculative but let's say Rossi didn't make the top 10, is that such a travesty as many here claim?
It's a poll on how we rated riders. I'm not sure Rossi deserved too many accolades. With his talent + amount of money Ducati spent on his bike over the last 2 years, he should've done better, much better... Hence the low ranking. Couple that with the fact he still got so much airtime while not performing all that well and it just rubbed our noses into what should've been happening but wasn't.
If forgotten espargo actually lead a race for a few laps. That was wild, I think I fell off my chair when it happened, considering that this year, I don't think outside of stoner Lorenzo and Pedeosa anyone else had yet lead a lap, dry or wet, I think that has to count for something.

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