MotoGP » Livewire rookie Marquez causes Sepang stir

'I thought that I would take a little longer to get back 'on it', but right from the opening laps I felt very comfortable on the bike' - Marc Marquez

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billace - Unregistered

February 06, 2013 12:19 AM

I'm not getting the comparisons toSimo. Simo had factory support and Marquez will have a larger podium count in 2 races than Marco did in almost 2 years.

Marco was a great racer but did not show that he had the consistent speed to be a MotoGP winner.

Perspective - Unregistered

February 06, 2013 12:36 AM

OK, MM is exceptional, as demonstrated by his Moto2 performances (ignoring the whole debate about bike tweaking) but this isn't his first time at Sepang on a MotoGP bike, having had a 2 day private test there.
Comparisons to Bradls or Smiths debuts (past and present) are skewed, neither had had any quality time on the 1000cc bike before. Bradl and Smith were/are also on privateer bikes compared to the full factory stuff.
Also, everyone has a different testing strategy so the times will never tell the full story. The last day of Sepang Test 2 will (weather permitting) show who has the speed, whether that converts to race wins is a different story.

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