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Marc Marquez? Cal Crutchlow? Alvaro Bautista? Stefan Bradl? Who do you think will be MotoGP's next new winner?

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Diceman - Unregistered

January 10, 2013 12:58 PM

Marquez has been tipped for wins next season by almost anybody involved with Motogp. The question was who will be the NEXT new winner...Marquez has got a steep learning curve, a few crashes and injury to avoid before a win. I'd love to say Cal and if he can make a similar stepup like he did last season then its possible. My money for next new winner barring wet race suprises is on Bradl the boy was a workhorse last year, he's gotten to know the Honda and given the factory support he's been promised its hard to count him out.... Its always the quite ones you've got to watch out for....

Nitro - Unregistered

January 10, 2013 1:08 PM

Im with diceman on this. Of course Marquez will win eventually, barring disaster, but will he win before one of the others is more tricky to say.

Crutchlow, Bautista and Bradl all have at least one year more motogp experience

Stoner is gone so that is one potential winner out of the mix. depending on what rossi does, it could be lorenzo and pedrosa between a new winner and the top step.

I think marquez will take half a season to win, like pedrosa in '06, and cal might just beat him to it...


January 10, 2013 1:16 PM

I think there'll be no first-time winners in the early part of the season. Judging by 2012's performances, JLo and Dani will be on the top two steps of the podium. Cal, MM and VR46 will likely be disputing 3rd. As the season progresses, it will depend on whether the Yamaha or the Honda emerges supreme. If the Yam is the better bike JLo and VR will be one-two. If the Honda is better, then Dani will have to encounter misfortune before MM wins. Later in the season I think Marc may get his first win. For Cal to get a win the Yam will need to be better than the Honda and he will need to beat JLo and VR. I'm a Cal fan, but sadly I don't think that's a likely scenario.
Yam vs Honda? Honda got 2013's improvements (revised chassis, trick clutch/gearbox) in 2012. Yam will probably have updated transmission for 2013 so the outcome is difficult to guess. There's an interesting season ahead.


January 10, 2013 1:35 PM

Like many others, the choice is next to none really isn't it? Unless there's been a Eureka moment at Ducati, then there's still only 4 bikes capable of lapping fast enough to win.

Assuming dry conditions and no incidents to the 4 on the factory Yams & HRC's, then as stated, I think the honours will remain between JL & Dp, unless one marque proves to have gained an edge the other bike can't match. In that event I'd still say the No1 rider from the factory in ascendancy is most likely to win.

I honestly would be very surprised if VR can beat JL, but you can't say it won't happen for sure. MM? Well the one test had nothing conclusive - he was fast, but not on a pace to trouble DP. Moto2's results don't guarantee the same success on the MotoGP bike either. Marquez & Rossi are the only choices available. There's too much unknown yet on how they'll run to choose which one will beat the other yet IMO though.

Slider - Unregistered

January 10, 2013 2:00 PM

One thing that hasnt been mentioned is that round 2 is at texas - brand new track that no-one will know or have any past settings for.

For the f1 race the track grip also changed a lot over the weekend and even the race, so could through up a surprise winner.

Bla Bla - Unregistered

January 10, 2013 2:17 PM

Offcorse Marquez will be a speacial Dog, he did much better then Lorenzo on the small classes, Marquez have a big sence of finishing races and never crash so much like Lorenzo or Stoner.. But 1 year is allways 1 year and he will get is injuris, i think Bradl is ready now to make is big Shot i think he will be more dangerous then Marquez im 2013, this year he learn a lot and prove to be a strong racer, I think he will be more dangerous then Marquez but for 2014 marquez will rule Motogp...


January 10, 2013 2:28 PM

"One thing that hasnt been mentioned is that round 2 is at texas - brand new track that no-one will know or have any past settings for."

Doubt if it'll help anyone change the status quo. The factory bikes have the army of geeks and software to map it all out and set-up better than the rest, so their bikes should be programmed and dialled in quicker and best. The fact its a new track could well mean that these 4 bikes can clear off from the rest by an even more embarrasingly big margin?

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