MotoGP » Marquez aiming to carry momentum to Silverstone

'We are coming off four victories in a row, we have good momentum and I feel really comfortable and confident on the bike' - Marc Marquez

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August 28, 2013 8:15 AM

Lorenzo is not surprising that destroyed the tires at the start of the race was going too fast, you'll notice that marc every race goes to start slowly and gradually accelerates, this is the reason why we have no problem of tires, Lorenzo must improve strategy, because going fast on cold tires and it will quickly wear out


August 28, 2013 8:15 AM

Here we go

Totally agree

Would have loved to see stoner being dominated by tuna

He's defo making history and he's a great character on or off the bike.

I wouldn't doubt for one moment the tuna couldn't win the rest of the races


August 28, 2013 8:19 AM

Don't start with all this " he's got the best bike" lark !! It has to be a good rider on a good bike to produce a winning combination. A brilliant rider can only do so much with a crap bike - look at Valentino, Malandri etc. on the Ducati . A bad rider on a good bike will also not be successful, but obviously getting the best of both worlds means there is no excuse! Honda's are on fire, Marquez is on fire - what more could there be???


August 28, 2013 8:25 AM

I also think that Jorge will get seriously narked and start to make big mistakes ! He will push too hard, take too many risks and probably ruin the teeny weeny chance he has to win the title! Marc on the other hand will just carry on as normal and take everything in his stride. He loves racing and everything that goes with it - an attitude he seems to have got from his hero !!


August 28, 2013 9:54 AM
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I'm going with Pedrosa for the win on Sunday.

At first I didn't understand what he did in Brno but now I 'm thinking he's being clever and changed his strategy. On Sunday he clearly could have passed Marquez early in the race but didn't. Why? I think what he was doing was letting Marquez do the dirty work for him. He let Marquez push, catch Lorenzo, fight him and break him. All Pedrosa had to do then was go 'excuse me' past Lorenzo and try to overtake his team mate in the last few laps (this being the hard part of the plan I imagine). He ran out of time and didn't catch him in the end but he did have the speed.

It is only a theory but I think he may try the same in Silverstone and could pull it off.


August 28, 2013 10:10 AM

You made an error in your post you said "a brilliant rider can only do so much on a crap bike"and I think we all agree the duc is not a good bike but it won races in 2007/8/9/10 and has not won a race since,so I think that proves a brilliant rider can win races on an average bike.


August 28, 2013 12:44 PM

@herewego “Don't start with all this "he's got the best bike" lark! It has to be a good rider on a good bike to produce a winning combination.”
Agreed. Dani is on the same bike and with his experience should be leading everyone including the rookie. But he isn't. This is partly due to Dani's shoulder injury, but mainly because Marquez is such a precocious talent and hasn't yet showed any flaws in his armour.
@RaceCrafter Sure it is fine and commendable to support a manufacturer who serves you well, but to rubbish their competition shows a blinkered view and a lack of appreciation of alternative engineering. That's the reason you get contrary responses. Every team, including Paul Bird's fledgling outfit, deserves credit for reaching the giddy heights of MotoGP.


August 28, 2013 1:57 PM

I only wish Casey Stoner hadn't retired then we would see Marc wipe the floor with him as well !!!

Just a small point here that you have overlooked.
If Casey hadnt retired,Marc wouldnt be riding a factory Repsol Honda.
He only got the ride BECAUSE Casey retired.Otherwise he would be on a satellite bike or CRT.


August 28, 2013 2:37 PM

I think RaceCrafter's primary support for machine over rider is very much the minority.

All the passion in the sport is seen for the riders - as it should be IMO. The machine is just the tool that empowers the rider to demonstrate his talent, bravery and skill against his peers. MotoGP should have the very best of the best riding talent - and I think there's a very good chance that it does.

But MotoGP's problem is that it sacrifices Racing for technology & factory teams/bikes. So we have a field full of great riders, but (at best) only 4 (probably only 2) riders on machines capable of winning the WC.

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