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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January 22, 2013 2:10 PM

I'm hoping Rossi wins the 2013 championship but I'm really impressed with how Lorenzo has matured into a really amazing rider with both skill on the track and tact in his interviews! I wish them all the best and just hope that we have tight racing all year round.

With Perosa and Marquez on quality machinery it should be a fight between all four factory Japanese bikes at the front. I'm not expecting much from Ducati but Crutchlow totally took me by surprise after I wrote him off. 2013 has a great grid of riders and I just want awesome racing for 2013 :)


January 22, 2013 2:49 PM

Oh No ! Yet another thread debased into the same old Rossi versus Stoner and Ducati development arguements.
The article is about Jlo's assessment of the forthcoming season, so like him we should be looking forward instead of looking back. "Looking forward" means anticipating enjoyment, so let's do that.
Please, gentlemen, debate the topic of the article and not your incessant, repetitive, irrelevant-for-2013 soapbox themes.

Couldn't agree with you more! Ducati has a certain DNA as you said. So... why didn't Ducati change it's engine mounting points, change to a more flexible chassis earlier etc to simply allow more accessibility to more riders therefore increasing Ducati's chance of winning? My point being that Livio made a superb bike only a very few could ride.

There are real racers/ex-racers that sometimes post on here (although not often due to small mindsets trolling here regularly). I'm not criticising any racer least of all Stoner. Speak to the hand if you can't come up with something constructive and leave your fairy lines at school.

Spartacus - Unregistered

January 22, 2013 3:07 PM

My predictions at the end of the 2013 champoinship:
1. Pedrobot
2. JL
3. VR
4. Cal
5. Marc "the human missle" Marquez
6. Stefan Bradl
7. Dovi
8. Hikey Hayden
and the rest of the best

P.S. It was Rossi's crew that developed the Yamaha on Rossi's feedback so no, Rossi didn't develop the bike on his own but with JB etc. And where was the Yamaha before his crew turned up eh? They made the Yamaha a winner with the Yamaha Team Boss more than ready to listen and supply. You're showing your lack of intelligence here.
TrueFan - Really? Not a fan of this sport by the sounds of it.

The Bad Guy - Unregistered

January 22, 2013 3:27 PM

The season hasnt even began and people are fighting over who will win,Lots of things to be excited about though
1-Will Rossi be competitive on the M1 once again
2-Can Ducati roll out a competitive bike by mid-season
3-How fast will Marquez be on the RCV
4-Will Dani and Jorge make this a two bike show like 2012.
5-Which Ducati rider will come to terms with the GP13 the quickest.
Sepang should be interesting


January 22, 2013 3:44 PM

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

Four new bikes were developed prior to Rossi arriving at Yamaha. Biaggi et al did not have access to these. Rossi's "input" was to choose the one he liked best.
The major advances on the Yamaha while Rossi was there were pneumatic valves and electronic traction control. It didn't hurt that Bridgestone redirected all development to suit the Yamaha either. Rossi's feedback on the traction control was "It's a so good, it's a almost like a cheating!"...

Suggesting that Rossi or JB had ANY part in these technical developments, shows that you need new meds.

python - Unregistered

January 22, 2013 3:45 PM

Just a thought for you Stoner fans: Your best chance of seeing Stoner back in Motogp would be for Rossi to win the title this year. I don't think Casey could stand to see Rossi win it it and would want to come back just to beat VR. (Just kidding)

Busa Boy. - Unregistered

January 22, 2013 4:06 PM

Lorenzo was almost machine like in his consistancy last season so will naturally be the favourite to retain the title.But Pedrosa showed us that during a season without injury,he can be a serious threat.Only a fool would write off Rossi on a Yamaha,regardless of the Ducati catastrophe.
That leaves young Marquez.He has the fire in him no doubt, and i expect to see him challenging for podiums or even victories on a regular basis.He just needs to reel himself in a bit and mature the way Lorenzo has.Then he will be truly formidable.
Things will be different without Stoner on the grid,but i am sure the top 4 will not disappoint us.Lets hope we get a season to remember.

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