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 12:10 PM
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I am continually amazed by the number of posters on Crash who consider their opinions to carry more gravity than the opinions of one of the World's top four MotoGP racers.
I am also continually amazed by the numbers of posters on Crash who don't realise that when someone sticks a microphone under a rider's nose and asks for a comment, the rider will not say anything contentious, unless he has a specific purpose such as mind games or an axe to grind. The rest of the time the rider will just give a sound-bite so he can get back to the job in hand without upsetting a myriad of listeners, each with differing preferences..
Try this- at every red light on your way to work each day, try to say something about the journey which you haven't said before, and which will interest the people around you and which will upset no-one, not even the grumpy ones who will scrutinise your every word.


July 09, 2013 2:48 PM

In the first two seasons in 125 cc Marquez finished 13th and 8th with no wins & 1 podium per season.

Then he moved over to the Ajo team, and his on to the quicker derbi and had more power than the rest of the field.

Moto2 and MotoGP have been much the same where Marc didnt have to worry about a teammate in Moto2 and in MotoGP Dani is being handicapped in order to sell his heinous to the masses in place of the retiring rossi, so that Dorna can keep abusing the irrational masses that worship authority and lies.


July 09, 2013 3:52 PM

i can smell a lot of jealousy among the posters for marc... please accept the fact that he is the next best thing for moto gp after rossi. in 60 years time, ppl will still be watching vids of him and rossi and talking about it....


July 09, 2013 5:04 PM

@ RossiFumi246

How many GP2 title does Sebastian Vettel have?

I won't deny that Marquez will probably be talked about as one of the best riders of this era, I just don't see why people think he is head and shoulders above everyone aside from Rossi.


July 09, 2013 6:36 PM

Lol so true the Brits have their collective pannies in a bunch over the fact that the Spanish riders are on the up and up these days. "Spanish championship" blah blah, get the feck over it.

I personally couldn't give a toss where a rider hails from, its completely irrelevant. I don't see much similarity between the Spanish riders anyway. Marquez seems like a genuine good sport where Lorenzo seems like a self-absorbed cry baby. Maybe that's why one garners so much respect and the other is just a footnote.


July 09, 2013 7:23 PM


As a Brit, the reason I worry about Spanish domination of the Championship isn't because of a lack of British success, we're actually better represented now than for at any point in recent years.

Neither is it a criticism of Spain or the owners of Moto GP, it is simply a fear that it means a narrower talent pool and lesser quality in the riders. Presently I believe the Spanish are enjoying the success of a fantastic generation, but if in fifteen years the time only Spaniards are getting a sniff of the title then it could well imply that there is a reduction in the depth of talent entering Moto GP from other nations, meaning a lower quality championship.

If the largely British domination of F1 in the sixties had continued then it would have meant a generation missing out on Peterson, Lauda, Fittipaldi, Rindt and Andretti. I'm not suggesting this will happen, but as a pessimist it would be my fear.

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