MotoGP » Lorenzo: Four favourites for MotoGP 2013

“The four of us are the favourites, but there can always be surprises and so I don't like to make predictions” – Jorge Lorenzo.

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I love Rossi - Unregistered

January 22, 2013 12:46 PM

Go Pedro!!!! Dani really has to pull it of this year. He needs to come out guns blazing and take the first 5 or 6 wins because as the season goes on Marquez and Rossi will start pinching wins and Lorenzo will of course be Mr consistent.

I vote (hope for) Dani for the title, with Rossi Lorenzo Marquez and Cal giving us some good old Moto GP fairing bashing like the good ole days fighting for the remaing spots!

2013 - Unregistered

January 22, 2013 12:51 PM

Rossi needs to win at least one race in the first half of the season or else his confidence will be totally gone and will end up giving up.

Brave statement to make, or just uneducated stupidity? Anything can happen, witness the growing confidence of DP or the growing frustration of VR on a Duc. Do you really think he's forgotten how to race/win on a bike he and his team developed? Only those who have followed this great sport since at least the 80's have any weight to their argument as it will be well considered and more importantly POLITE! The rest, well, keep trolling as your souls slowly wither and die.....

P.S We'll see that video on YouTube soon then eh?

@Livio Suppo
As I said, please read comment above yours.... I think you'll find it actually was Casey's bike. Livio didn't want to change anything for anyone. If Casey can do it then why can't anyone else? Well, let me explain. One shoe does not fit all and he thought he knew how to develop the bike more than any other crew chief that came along. He developed that bike for Casey as Casey can't develop. Some racers can and some racers can't, fact of life. Now that we have a different Team Manager maybe Ducati's ego will have no say for once. Don't misunderstand me, Livio did it for Casey but Casey only and at the expense of all the other riders careers that came after. It's he that has to apologise my friend.

Toeing the line - Unregistered

January 22, 2013 2:01 PM

Get used to it folks, MotoGP has lost the one bloke who tells it like it is. We are now left with riders who will toe the company line with Bridgestone, Dorna and their team. Jorge has just won a gold medal in fence sitting, perhaps half the problem for us english speakers is a lot gets lost in translation, but even Nicky never puts the the boot in when you can see he is clearly frustrated


January 22, 2013 2:01 PM

@Have any of you raced?-Thought not...

That's hilarious. Sounds like you've been dancing with the fairies at the bottom of the garden!

Newsflash. Rossi can't develop anything. Never has. And all the changes he asked for at Ducati (and got) achieved...not much. Great development. Got on a race winner, 2 seconds off the pace. After 2 years of his "input", lapped. That's the brutal truth.

He didn't develop anything at Yamaha. He's just a rider. He tells them if he likes the way it feels when they make changes. It's what riders do. It isn't development. Engineers do that.


January 22, 2013 2:05 PM

@Have any of you raced?-Thought not...

I didn't bother to address your claims re Stoner. Suffice to say they are "fantastic" in the most literal sense of the word...but I did have a chuckle at that.

have you raced ? - Unregistered

January 22, 2013 2:07 PM

@haveanyofyouraced? Where do you get your facts from? There is a certain DNA to that Ducati that comes from the engine config and placement, it has inherent characteristics that cannot be changed, therefore you just have to get on it and ride it how it needs to be ridden. Rossi couldn't , Melandri couldn't, Capirex won a few races but they all tried to turn it into a high corner speed machine. Ditto the opposite with Ben Spies at Yamaha , the M1 needs a soft setup so it suits Jorge and Rossi and not doubt Stoner would win on it too .

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