MotoGP » Crutchlow: 'A rider like Marquez comes along every 15 years’

"You only see a rider like Marc Marquez come along every 15 years and the one before that was Valentino [Rossi]” – Cal Crutchlow

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July 09, 2013 8:56 AM

Err... Hello. I seem to remember a young rider who was the ONLY rider who was able to tame and ride a Ducati to a MotoGP World Championship then went on the win another MotoGP World Championship for the mighty Honda company...

And was the only rider to totally master the art of backing a bike into corners or just doing beautiful two wheel drifts!

If memory servers me correctly he has only just retired from MotoGP last year - his name, CASEY STONER.


July 09, 2013 9:33 AM

For Casey Stoner, to suggest MM as his replacement, suggests that "THEBIKEWHISPERER" knew what was coming, in the guise of MMs capability!!!!!!, as for Cal!!!!!!, I think he is a moaning "Scatollogist" with a taste for Italia and Espana ??


July 09, 2013 9:48 AM

not that marc is fantastic talent! but cal i have been noticing that you have been a big mouth not disrespect the likes of , upcoming talent like pol, maverick, and hanika, and ofcourse the future of motogp as many would agree, Luca Marini..
they will be here soon and wont wait another 15 years to burn the rubber!


July 09, 2013 10:02 AM

Sorry to be off topic, nowhere else to post it.

I've read recently an interview with Casey, where he clearly shows that he is not enjoying his retirement.

Might we see one-off rides from him????


July 09, 2013 10:04 AM

@ Objective.

Yep, that's the guy. And 3 years later doesn't even give him a mention.
Then again he was only around for 6 years, and he did say riders like that only come around every 15 years. lol.


July 09, 2013 10:34 AM

more like the not liking the car racing because he is down in 23rd in the championship and is already saying he is think of having a year off car racing and seeing the family more. nothing about bikes though


July 09, 2013 11:04 AM

I agree with the posters here, lately Cal's praising of his fellow riders is getting bit over the top...he makes me cringe a little. but I agree with him that Marquez is a special kind of rider. To me he is naturally fast, reminds me a bit of Stoner in that way. He's in his rookie year and you can tell he's faster than Pedrosa already. Once he gets comfortable on the bike he'll be leaving Pedrosa behind single every time. Stoner for me was the fastest ever, I agree with Cal there too, but Marquez is not only super fast, he's also a very aggressive racer, ruthless, and enjoys a close battle. I see him like something of a mix between Stoner and Simoncelli, if that is possible...
However I think Cal is gets ahead of himself declaring Marquez '"the best rider in the world at the moment". I don't think he is yet. He may be in a few years, or he may not, that's still to be seen imo.


July 09, 2013 11:29 AM

@shakenstirred & Riveraqvale

oh dear - looks like his v8 ambition outweighed his talent by some margin.

Comparing Marquez rookie year with a carefully chosen year where the bikes changed dramatically is very much apples and oranges. Perhaps his rookie year was too embarrassing? 0 wins.

MM has the ambition and the talent and is media savvy. That has been evident since his first 2 years in 125s when he had a truly rubbish bike but still rode the wheels off it. Similar to Alonso in the Minardi
when he started in F1 - and look what happened to him!.

It comes to something when other *very* experienced riders start trying to copy a rookies style and have elbow scrapers. A bit like when one rider started dangling a leg out before a corner, which they all do now. Now who was that?

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