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 20, 2013 2:14 AM

He's had plenty of time to study the circuit. Some of the younger guys including Lorenzo and Spies use the video games. If you're on the right tyre, going down a corkscrew can be tremendous fun, rather than coming off dangerous.


July 20, 2013 11:26 AM

KTM make some very rapid Moto3 kit but their 125s in this era were not outstanding (understatement!)
2008 - 13th and 14th places (Marquez/Rabat)
2009 - 8th and 29th (Marquez/A N Other) - only 2 bikes raced
2010 - 22nd (Kartheininger)

The suter (Moto2) allegedly had different parts for MM (any evidence??) and 'support' from honda - much like Tech3 get support from Yamaha. Except the record of Tech3 in Moto2 is not sparkling.

And video games may well help in learning where the bends/braking points might be but I'm certain that it doesn't prepare you for the reality of the corkscrew - a free fall with a change of direction in the middle.

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