MotoGP » 'Rubbin’s Racin’' for Marquez, Crutchlow


"When he touched me I thought 'Oh! Cal is pushing!' It is nice, no? It is part of racing" - Marc Marquez.

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herewego

July 04, 2013 8:08 AM

Marc Marquez is the next big thing to have happened to MotoGP since Valentino Rossi came on the scene!! It has taken a long time, but here he is so let's watch him develop and turn into one of the greats of this sport ! It isn't often you actually have the chance to watch 2 great riders racing against each other, but with Marc and Valentino - aka The Master and his Apprentice, we have that honour!! Watch and enjoy people!

Tetley

July 04, 2013 12:04 PM

Before we all say that Cal is too slow in the early laps we should remember the previous race at Catalunya, where Cal was up the leaders in the early laps, but slid off when his front tyre folded.
What we saw at Assen was Cal using his head and making sure the tyres were up to temperature before giving it the berries. This was clearly the sensible thing to do and finishing in third is far better than not finishing at all.
His consideration and respect for JLo during the laps where Cal shadowed him also delayed Cal's chase of the leaders, and an earlier pass might have seen him catch Marquez sooner. And at the rate he caught up with MM93 Cal would then have had more time to fight for 2nd place.
Cal is clearly capable of running with the "aliens" and more success will follow if he continues to use his head.

hoppy

July 04, 2013 12:11 PM
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Slamming into opponents is different from rubbing fairings.
Stylo.

That is the point i was referring to.We all want to see a bit of "real" racing,but where does real racing stop and dangerous racing start?
Where do you draw the line in the sand and when do you know when you have overstepped it?
There are penalties in place for over zealous riding but as yet,they have only been issued to Hector and Andrea after their little spat on track at Assen.
No points yet have been issued for over dangerous riding.It will be interesting to see who triggers them and for what!
It is bound to happen sooner or later.

1050cc

July 04, 2013 9:56 PM

I (sort of) hate to bring this up, but the difference between riders that love close aggressive racing and those that hate it is summed up here.

youtube.com/watch?v=gG5vqm745Vk

"About what?"..... says it all!

shamarone

July 05, 2013 2:43 PM

re: "Marc and Valentino - aka The Master and his Apprentice"

Order of the Sith... Rule of 2.

"Two there should be, no more, no less. One to embody power, the other to crave it."

for further study of the dynamic, see entry for Vettel/Webber.

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