MotoGP » Marquez fastest on Laguna Seca debut

Marc Marquez leads a top eight covered by just half-a-second during Free Practice 2 for the US MotoGP at Laguna Seca.

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July 19, 2013 11:47 PM

@ jjthekid46

What did I say? I rest my case.

Sorry man - couldn't resist. No rookie without serious advantages and data is going to rock up at a WC event and do this without some serious advantages with kit and data.

MM is special no doubt. But not THIS special.

The lad just proved the point you railed against by being top when he'd never seen the place before. That means HRC data does the trick. End of.


July 20, 2013 12:39 AM
Last Edited 1021 days ago

@tit4tat, he's 3 tenths behind top and nothing separates second third and fourth. I think you're being a little premature. He's still massively competitive, just a tiny bit off top. We're talking on average 2 tenths a lap probably. That's how long it takes you to blink!


July 20, 2013 12:46 AM

Marquez's first 2 years in 125s were with KTM who did not provide 'excellent kit'. Slow as a dog. But MM threw it around and ended up 7th. Nearest other KTM was 20th ish. When he got on the Derbi he flew from the start.
In Moto2 he was on the suter but then so were a lot of others, but none as successful.
Now he is on one of the top 2 bikes in the field and after 8 races, leads the championship.
And that is why he gets excellent kit/support.
He is the golden goose they have been waiting for.


July 20, 2013 12:59 AM

Rossi may not be on top of the two sessions but he showed good pace. Practice sessions is not about topping the time sheets with a single lightning lap. It's about finding your rhythm, and having great pace.

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