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 4:28 PM

He's kind of stating the obvious when saying the favorites are the honda and yamaha riders.

Most bookies have it

1. JL
2. DP
3. MM
4. VR

Its very close though. I hope the season is as good as everyones expecting it to be. Whens Sepang testing?

The Mentor - Unregistered

January 22, 2013 4:44 PM

It's funny hearing you guys talk about Marquez as if he's going to take the world by storm this season, logic says otherwise, why? you may asked? simple: experience, he has none on the bigger bikes, I mean just a couple of laps in the wet and semi-dry test of last season. Now the other thing that I keep hearing about is Rossi's age, come on people these guys are not BOXERS or MMA fighters,they're racers, and in Rossis' case not someone who has had a lot of injuries, which translate to maybe being in better sahpe then most of us sine he has to do at least some kind of training. So stop with the nonesense. JLo and Dani no doubt strong contenders for the tilte as well as Rossi, Marquez we'll discuss next year.

George - Unregistered

January 22, 2013 5:03 PM


That's a bold statement you made about Crutchlow being able to beat Rossi on the same bike, especially considering their championship positions last season and the bikes they were on.

I expect Rossi to finish top 2 in the championship

prof-x - Unregistered

January 22, 2013 5:15 PM

1. Dani (if he keeps that edge)
2. JL (LJ's favorite rider)
3. Rossi (weak front tire, no more out braking people)
4. Marquez (overrated, but well supported)
5. Bradl (cmon now, the guys got factory backing, just because its not explicitly stated doesnt mean hes not getting serious consideration/support)

6/7/8/9/10. Bautista/Cal/Dovi/Hayden/Smith

* assuming Ducati do not get in to it

Sorry, but Rossi wont finish but 3rd this year, because the tires are geared towards Jorge's 250 style. Dani will win because hes proven he can beat Jorge both as the better rider and because hes got a better (much bike (see Max Biaggi). Rossi will finish behind Jorge because hes not LJ's favorite, and Marquez will finish 3rd because hes not better than Dani (will he ever be?) I doubt Bridgestone have been ordered to change their formula, and Rossi is a better rider.

Unless Bridgestone change their formula, or Marquez is able to run a bottle of NOX, i dont see him finishing any higher than 3rd.

Prezzi for President - Unregistered

January 22, 2013 5:17 PM

@have any of you raced
As far as I know this Livio you speak of has never designed any bikes. Filipo on the other hand has designed a few and he had no wish to follow in the footsteps of BMW and design a Japanese clone. The new man brought in by Audi from BMW superbikes may just do that . Rember JB and Rossi both claimed they wrrent going to turn the Desmo into an M1 but tried to do just that

prof-x - Unregistered

January 22, 2013 5:19 PM

they didnt turn the Ducati in to an M1, they never came close. That bike's balance never came close to the M1. All Rossi did was show us hes not the best when he cant get the tires to work. Period end of. This is true with almost all racers, physics has a way of 'limiting' the potential of riders despite their intentions. You cant get the tire to work, you cant win races, simple as that.

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