MotoGP » Austin MotoGP: Marquez plays down debut title chances


"Some tracks are coming where Yamaha will be strong and also circuits where everybody else has experience with these bikes" - Marc Marquez.

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FZ1 - Unregistered

April 23, 2013 2:27 PM

"Darwin's theory of evolution???"

Someone forgot to tell Mike Hailwood that one when he went back to the Isle of Mann after 10 years away.....and stomped them.

Destro

April 23, 2013 2:48 PM

with MM around, you know Stoner isnt coming back. I cant believe how much he cranks that RCV over.

Title might be a bit much his rookie year cause I can see him crashing a lot trying to learn. He will have to be dealt with by other contenders for sure.

The True - Unregistered

April 23, 2013 3:04 PM

The only thingh that Marquez has similar to Stoner is the Honda Gp bike, the rest Stoner can only Dream on have and be so happy like this kid is doing is Job, People say Marquez is similar to Rossi because they wach on Marquez the same smart type abording races and also the way marquez is happy doing what he love just like Rossi, you can bet that Marquez will not be the type of rider that will cry having one hard fight and will not quit that Sport only because he is not happy with Rules, thats way Marquez is similar to Rossi and has the talent to conquer similar rankings has Rossi.. Unlicke but very unlike one Aussie Rider that since was World Champion he start to think is free to attack and simply disrespect evrythingh that Motogp is developing for Years...

@lura

"he is not trying to hit the front and run away like few chicks who are termed as top riders currently. Marc not afraid to a good scrap."

What kind of bllsht is this? Is this some kind of soccer or baseball game for you?

Ask any rider if they do not like to run away at the front. Rossi, Doohan and others used to disappear off the map when the rest were on inferior bikes. Those races are available on the web.

Now that the top 6-8 bikes are very leveled it's obvious that whichever rider takes off and leaves the rest in the dust is just on another level.

Why don't you criticize your favorite rider instead for failing to keep up the pace with the same bike?

99 Crystal Ball. - Unregistered

April 23, 2013 3:10 PM

Marquez can downplay his chances all he wants.
The fact is,if he keeps riding like this he IS in with a good shot at the title!

Personally i cant think of anyone who deserves the Repsol ride more than Marquez.And his results so far tend to back this up.

Dr.Who - Unregistered

April 23, 2013 3:21 PM

@meteoro

Nope, I'm not from the german press. But isn't a bit of coincidence that after Marquez leaves Moto2 the seamless shift was banned and that the bike plus rider had to be 210kg?
Isn't it weird that Marquez knocked off Pol Espargaro like he did to Bradley Smith in Moto2 and a couple of others and he didn't get a penalty?
Although he maybe take so much risks now there were others in Moto2 who caused accidents and got rewarded with a penalty. Same goes for the rookie rules it was introduced so newcomers wouldn't benefit going to factory teams so satellite teams could get A a good rider and B pick up some sponsors. But Marquez quits Moto2 en voila the rookie rule is gone.
You may find that I'm blaming Marquez and/or his team for cheating I can't turn your mind into this one. But Marquez got away big time on numerous occasions for big accidents. The rules should be the same for everyone if not forget the rules.

Dr.Who - Unregistered

April 23, 2013 3:34 PM

@billace

Dani should be discharged out of the Factory team 2 years ago, because of Repsol and Puig he's still there.
Great to have a Spanish rider but it's almost the same in the period when Doohan rode at the Repsol team and Criville was the Spanish guy who should beat the man from down under.
Doohan was better and Criville was euhm a Spanish guy on a good bike.
Criville got some wins and got the championship because Doohan had that nasty career ending crash during free practice at Jerez. Criville won due to Okada crashed too much, Gibernau was on a 2 cilinder NSR ( got the V4 later on ) and the Suzuki wasn't competitive not gonna mention the efforts of Checa and Biaggi on the Yamaha ( they were bad, the bikes I mean ). Criville won the championship and the next year oops, Criville crashed wrecked his hand KRjr won the championship with Rossi 2nd.
When Dovi, Stoner and Pedrosa were in the same team Pedrosa already had too much time to prove himself. I'm not gonna blame Simoncelli f

RossiFan704

April 23, 2013 3:50 PM

Stoner couldn't even win a championship back to back.
Rossi won 5 in a row and then 08 and 09, tells you who is the greatest there.

Only Rossi haters will bash and Marquez he will set his goals to try and accomplish that and more! he is the real deal.
Only stoner fans will hate :) thank you

unregistered - Unregistered

April 23, 2013 4:15 PM

I think Marquez being so good so soon will indirectly benefit Lorenzo in the chase for the title as he's going to be taking points off Pedrosa, who was expected to be Lorenzo's main competition this year. Rossi seems will need a bit of time before he's able to start challenging his team mate, and by then it may be too late for him having a shot at the title. Still, we know that anything can happen, but Pedrosa is certainly looking less and less likely to become WC this year.

Guna - Unregistered

April 23, 2013 4:39 PM

This lad has serious talent,, he is not downplaying but he is trying to reflect the reality what he feels,, he still defines great potential to become one among the best in the business...

But 9 titles, carrying the pressure of expectation, maintaining the craze among fans, facing deadliest critics for two full years and still looking hungry to win at 34,, may be I fear Rossi is too far ahead for anybody to catch for next few decades...

But great going MM

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