MotoGP » Five in the frame for 2013 MotoGP crown

"It's completely up in the air. Anything can happen" - Cal Crutchlow.

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July 15, 2013 4:07 PM



July 15, 2013 6:36 PM

Apparently Rossi's rear tyre was shredded at the end of the GP he's not stupid damage control is a lesson the rest have a got to learn. Danny and Jorge will surely have to pass a tough medicals to get to the line next weekend. MM holding the upper hand at he moment by the grace of god after his massive escape from that off at Muggello


July 15, 2013 6:50 PM

I'm so impressed by all of these guys. A super fast kid, a fast brit, a G.O.A.T thats struggling, and then you have the 2 "machines" in Jorge and Dani.

think back 2 years and what did we have. The same 3 blokes on the podium EVERY week and they all hated each other..........look at these guys, particularly Cal and Marc, they damn nearly ended up in the gravel together last race at Assen and they HAD A LAUGH about refreshing to see....


July 15, 2013 8:42 PM

are this years tyres the reason for lorenzo and pedrosa,s injuries this year,both riders have complained of mystery tyre issues and lorenzo finished way down in one race which he would normally have won easily.this is a rider who had an amazing run of first or second places and although super quick before his last off i wouldnt have thought hed been pushing anywere near his limit.


July 15, 2013 9:09 PM

The way i see it Dani is still in the driving seat as far as the championship goes.He hasn't suffered a serious injury like Lorenzo and should be fine to race at Laguna. I think he has the experience to beat Marquez over the remainder of the season.He needs to build a points advantage now before Jorge is back to full fitness as he is the man who can snatch it away from him.I doubt Crutchlow or Rossi can mount a serious title challenge.


July 15, 2013 9:10 PM

With recent crashes and the the way the championship
is developing i believe Vale has a very real chance, if,
he could get a win or two and thereafter be on the podium every race.
If he can go that i believe he's in with a great shout.
The same applys for top five. It is a case who can stay on board and be consistant.


July 15, 2013 9:27 PM

If I had to bet on it, I would take Rossi out of that equation.
As soon as Pedrosa and Lorenzo get back I don't see Rossi fighting with the guys up front nor will he be a threat.
I would like believe that he still has it but when you don't see the results and your getting beat by Crutchlow, it just makes you lose faith in his ability.


July 16, 2013 12:47 AM
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I think Lorenzo's out. He will try of course but there will obviously be less of an element to going as hard, because injuring himself a 3rd time would be a career breaker. Dani's in contention but he has been the nice guy for too long and Marquez may well try to ruin his party. He could potentially even be Honda's main rider next year, Dani knows he's out of time to prove himself, so while he's got the goods, he's got a lot of pressure. As for both Rossi and Cal - it's an uphill battle. I want Rossi to win, but i think it'll either be Pedrosa or Marquez. I find them both boring riders.


July 16, 2013 12:50 AM

Long time ago, scaphoid is the injury to beat, now its broken collarbone. I would actually rule out JL in this championship, He may need to pass two to three GPs to heal or he might just kill himself trying injured. Dani, he's always a runner-up so don't count him in the chapionship either. My bet is on MM vs VR in Valencia. Just don't let Bautista be anywhere near these boys.


July 16, 2013 2:52 AM

Rossi has shown me nothing to suggest that he's in the running for the championship.

Which brings to mind, how often has the 4th or 5th fastest rider won a championship?

Another thing to bear in mind is that if he's just being consistent and collecting points, that may work if you only have 1 maybe 2 riders that are faster than you. If he wants to win the championship he's going to have to bring it up a level, that means taking risks.

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