MotoGP » Marc Marquez makes fastest start at 'fun' Austin


"It is a fun circuit, because there's not a single bump on the track" - Marc Marquez.

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next level rookie - Unregistered

March 13, 2013 10:39 PM

looking at the evidence from the three tests so far rossis going to be a distant fourth at best . those saying hes allways faster on race days are living in the past when his competition wasnt what it is now... hate to burst anyones bubble but if your hoping for rossi to be up front this season your ignoring tthe evidence before you....................mm will win the crown this year and pedro will follow him home... the honda is the ike and mm is the new standard....

Realist

March 13, 2013 10:45 PM
Last Edited 551 days ago

@ next level rookie

LOL! You sound really silly. If we used preseason testing as a means of determining a season's champion (which is just as ludicrous as using pre-race testing/qualifying as a means of determining the season's winner), the past decade plus worth of winners would look very different.

dacron

March 13, 2013 11:13 PM

Realist.... don't really need any test to see the talent of MM , he is very much just like stoner used to be before his enthusiasm died out last year.
he is a speed freak like stoner was with a unique style that that oozes confidence and ability , just like stoner with rossi MM has no fear of the champion or his team mate and will be racing to win only.
sorry for the comparisons but its a valid observation.

next level rookie - Unregistered

March 13, 2013 11:13 PM

thats funny i cant remember the last time someone winning a championship who wasnt fast in preseason testing........ same goes for a guy with rossis preseason pace winning a championship...............but i can see a rider whos bringing a new dimention in riding a moto gp bike to the party and i dont mean the elbow gauge . although it is great to watch.... its how he tucks the front as a limit gauge as a matter of course but has found a way of keeping it rubber side up.....when he gets his corner entry but particulally corner exsits as good as pedros hes going to tare them a new one ............

Realist

March 13, 2013 11:24 PM
Last Edited 551 days ago

@ dacron

This isn't about me doubting MM. In fact, I'm extremely impressed with him. Regardless of his ability/pre-season performance, it is WAY too early to start crowning Kings and banishing peasants. See, the comment that I was replying to had little to do with giving Marquez props, which I will be the first to do, and had everything to do with disparaging Rossi (the ad nauseum behavior in these parts). It gets old, and it detracts from what could be an otherwise good racing discussion.

next level rookie - Unregistered

March 13, 2013 11:34 PM

all im saying is mm i believe is capable of a greater margin of improvement from where he is now than the others so the fact that hes already topping testing is an indication of the lads potential,,,, god help them if he learns to exit a corner as fast as casey

Realist

March 13, 2013 11:37 PM

Updated timing:


1) Marc Marquez (Honda) 2'03 .853
2) Dani Pedrosa (Honda) 2'03 .976
3) Jorge Lorenzo (Yamaha) 2'04 .351
4) Stefan Bradl (Honda) 2'04 .640
5) Valentino Rossi (Yamaha) 2'04 .960

dacron

March 13, 2013 11:38 PM

Realist.... yeah i seen that and agree with you there , i ignore those comments as harmless opinions that hold no water.
despite what i see in MM i have no delusions of him winning the title , though it is not out of the possibility , it is possible , but if yamaha can give jlo that little bit more and pedro sticks to his latest guns i think 18 races may be a little overwhelming in the pressure department for MM,s first year.

Realist

March 13, 2013 11:39 PM

@ next level rookie

He is capable, I just think it's a tad premature, that's all. I see testing the same as I see sparing with a punching bag. Ever seen a fighter look super legit on a bag.....?!....kicking and punching, bobbing and weaving so smoothly....metronomic in movement and just looking the business. Then, you put him/her in a ring where shots are continuously being fired, and they don't look so smooth anymore?

Realist

March 13, 2013 11:42 PM

@ next level rookie

I know that's maybe not the best analogy, but it provides the best visual because we've all seen it. I'm not suggesting that Marquez will completely fold under pressure (he is a racer after all), but defending lines, trying to pass, etc. throws a huge monkey wrench in the affair. I suppose that these times could prove beneficial if/when he managed to get out ahead and have a clean track ahead of him through.

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