MotoGP » Moto2: Espargaro champion, Redding taken out

Pol Espargaro becomes Moto2 champion with a domineering victory in a shortened Japanese Grand Prix, rival Scott Redding taken out of original race start.

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October 27, 2013 8:48 AM

Great consistency and performances from Pol, he's a deserving champion. Absolutely gutted for Scott though, to lose the title in this way is not justice given his commitment this year. I'm sure it can only make him stronger when he gets to MotoGP next season though. Want it!


October 27, 2013 9:36 AM

Hardly the way to win a memorable championship though?

Feel for Scott because at the end of the day he was without doubt the most consistent - while Pol came back reasonably strong he was absolutely crap at the start of the season and when you add the disadvantages Scott has in this class, frankly his efforts far outweigh anything Pol did this year.


October 27, 2013 10:40 AM

You wanna know the reason Pol was bad at the start of the season? His team had a lot of trouble finding the right setup because they needed to add extra weight to his bike to comply with the ridiculous combined weight rules.

Once they got that sorted, Espargaro beat Redding at pretty much every round except Indy. Every time except that race they got together on track, Espargaro won.

He would have won the championship even if Redding didn't get injured.


October 27, 2013 7:29 PM

Why cant people just admire 2 consistently talented fast riders rather than try and start some kinda hesaidshesaid debate.

Pol is champion and deservedly so as he scored the most points, Scott was a fantastic adversary all season and was uber consistent.

BOTH deserve the plaudits for making us, the fan's have a brilliant racing spectacle to watch, as do all the axe weilding unhinged boys that make Moto2 the brilliant racing it is........


October 28, 2013 12:20 PM


Well said, I Totally agree.

Moto2 has to of been one of the best racing series to watch on TV this year, the racing has been superb and is a credit to all the riders.

Unlucky Scott, Well done Pol.
The entertainment and spectacle of both your (and the rest of the fields) riding this year was the best.

Looking forward to next year:-)


October 28, 2013 12:36 PM

I watched the Moto2 races all the way through unlike MotoGP when the skip and fast forward buttons were pretty much worn down.

MotoGP is a crap product at the moment but that's no reflection on the riders, just the organisers.

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