MotoGP » EXCLUSIVE Eskil Suter - Q&A

"If you've got ten riders on track and seven are saying one thing, then that's probably the best direction to go in. It's a pretty democratic system" – Eskil Suter.

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August 28, 2013 1:52 PM

"Motorbike racing is mainly connected to the rider rather than the brand"

Amen to that. Which begs the question i keep asking about MotoGP - why are fans buying the hype that MotoGP is all about "prototypes", "technology", etc.

As Suter says - it isn't. its about the RIDERS.

So MotoGP should concentrate on getting a series where the very best of the best RIDERS get the chance to go head-to-head fairly on equipment as even as the rules can make them.

As I've also said - no-one tunes into Grand Slam Tennis to see which brand of Raquet wins - they tune in to see an ultimate level physical contest between the very best Tennis Players.

The same is true of Motorcycle Racing - the human talent and the battle is what it is ALL about.

Grow a pair and sort out MotoGP properly Dorna, before its too late.


August 28, 2013 3:56 PM

Mr. Suter has clearly indicated that riders of Rossi's size or larger are at a disadvantage because most bikes in GPs are tailored to little jockey sized riders. Hence, it's not surprising that Rossi is having a bit more difficulty on the Yam as it's designed for a smaller rider, i.e. JLo who also has a different riding style than Rossi.


August 28, 2013 10:25 PM

Really informative and forthright interview that. Respect to Suter who make a business out of passion for racing.

Sidenote, as much as backing up why Rossi is failing to impress on the Yam, which isnt Suter built, it does seriously back up, as mentioned by Suter himself, the difficulties Scott Redding has. So to be 21 points out front in a series that is marked out for rocket powered midgets, is a pretty flaming good show. Particularly as he also mentions how seeing the Kalex, it is in the very same direction as the chuck the 45 on Pedrobots bike and lets have a real fight

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