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 29, 2013 5:40 AM

.....To me this means that anyone winning the MotoGP title isn't "proving" that they are "the best" at all.....

Racing used to be a competitive event and the "best" entrant one. Entrant being rider and machine. The job was to build a bike and put on it a rider capable of winning the event. Build a better bike and you don't need a better rider.

Pandering to the spectator's need for entertainment and personalities creates this falsehood that the purpose of the event is to determine the best rider. Controling entrants access to certain items and forcing them to use "control" items is done purely to create entertainment for spectators and has nothing to do with racing...


August 29, 2013 11:50 AM

"Can we please, please stop with the equality argument? I mean, really....MotoGP isn't the only racing series that is run this way. EVERY racing series is run this way."

Posted by Realist.

Realist - just because it is not JUST MotoGP doesn't make it right. MotoGP as the premier class with premier riders (who deserve better) then it ought to be setting the standard - not prostituting itself and fakery.

Its not even like the manipulation & fabrication are successful. This direction is putting MotoGP in crisis and cannot attract MORE Mfr's to fill Ezpeleta's pockets as they can see the writing on the wall.

MotoGP has been virtually fully eroded as a RACE series, and is struggling as a Soap-Opera for The Stupid. Currently heading for total HRC domination, there HAS to be risks of further losses of teams and sponsors when even the illusion of competition is so thin.

Therefore I reserve the right to complain about it as much as I damn well like.


August 29, 2013 11:59 AM

Its not just me anyway - I'm a nobody with an opinion, but there ARE signs that those who's opinions ARE respected are starting to make small noises of discontent.

Michael Scott's recent MCN article for one. Mat Oxley isn't exaclty waxing lyrical, but he's not been enthused for some time. In this weeks MCN (and he's said much the same before - King Kenny Roberts.

This latter one in particular - when asked directly about what he thinks of MotoGP... it's not what he DOES say, but what he DOESN'T say. Roberts is nobody's mug and is very careful what he says and how he says it. Read between the lines and its clear he thinks MotoGP is a joke when he says its not up to him, but to the fans to decide whether MotoGP is good or not. That's pretty much a refusal to say anything positive, and tantamount to a very negative opinion through omission.

I bet privately he's disgusted with what Dorna has done.


August 29, 2013 12:12 PM

@ BJR. I agree that modern MotoGP has NOTHING WHATSOEVER to do with true competition and the best man winning. But all the marketing and hype is ALL about the so-called contest between the main protaganists - the personalities - the RIDERS.

So, given that its NOT about the Riders - then it's misleading the Fans to base their hype on the battle between the riders.

These facts indicate that those 'selling' MotoGP are well aware what the fans WANT - so they tell them what they want is what they are getting - the dumb ones believe it.

(Like most ppl) I hate being conned. And MotoGP is a con, because it isn't a genuine competitive field with genuine unfettered racing, but a rigged manipulation that lies to its fanbase when it tries to tell the world that it is proper Racing. IT IS NOT.

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