MotoGP » Marquez: New era depends on more than one rider

“The start of a new era depends on more than just one rider” - Marc Marquez.

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November 15, 2013 11:30 AM

Personally speaking I think Hayden was the start of a new era whereas Rossi is the last great dominant motogp rider we'll ever see for a long time..

with that in mind I could see individuals like Lorenzo, Marquez and even Pedrosa winning more titles, but what we'll never see is these individuals ever coming close to achieving many of the stuff Rossi have accomplished given the the current state of the championship.


November 15, 2013 4:51 PM

Andrew - Hayden joined motogp in 2003, definitely not a new era, he was around for Rossi's prime. The new era came in 2007 with the 800s and Stoner/Pedrosa then Lorenzo adding to that in 08. The newest era began again with Marc this year.


November 15, 2013 8:21 PM

Do us all a favour and stay "OFF" any dirt bikes to keep your eye in over the winter break. Defending a title seems harder than winning one lately, so you have to carry no injuries into the start of a new season.


November 16, 2013 3:36 AM

Agree with nikisan, Stoner taking the title in 2007 was the dawn of the modern era - new riding styles and, despite 2 more championships for Rossi, the end of his dominance in the class.

The new guard of riders began with Stoner, Pedrosa and Lorenzo, all of whom are still competitive (assuming Casey was riding of course!) - Marquez and co are the newest continuation of that era.

Unless all the factory seats get allocated to the new bunch next time around, it's not a new era just yet...

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