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Name your top rider in the Moto2 World Championship...

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JedPB67

December 17, 2013 9:17 AM

For me, Pol was the best rider this season. As good as Scott was, I voted for Pol as he was chasing the championship from round 2 his drive and consistency was what was needed to make the most of the sitaution when Scott broke his wrist at Philip Island.

Never Give Up

Matt2

December 17, 2013 1:41 PM

The obvious answer is Espargaro. He was the champion, rose to the plate and did what was needed to win it.

Scott wasnt far off, but it was hes championship to lose and he did lose it. If you count out the medical stuff he was still faiding away at the end of the year.

Rabat was great at times, but sometimse pretty faceless in the pack, I think he is going to be real contender next year.

Its good to see that top Moto2 riders are getting competitive bikes in MotoGP class.

Pakundo219

December 17, 2013 4:30 PM

with Scott Reddings huge disadvantages i think he did brilliantly to make the season very exciting. Remember,in a straight line he was usually around 27th quickest,so for him to win 3 races and come 2nd in the champioship,i think he's brilliant. Good luck to both Pol and Scott next year in Moto gp.

doctorG

December 17, 2013 9:18 PM

You people are nuts. Asparagus was nowhere even with the known advantages of weight and a nice tyre amendment mid season. Those ridiculous 'oh dear, I am not as good as I thought I was' crashes while under nothing like the pressure Scott endured due to weight, speed deficiency and some suicidal *****s, pretty much said it all. Great with an advantage. Nothing in a fight.

I do hope Scott is given some chance to show what he can do next year.

Of course the fact he does not get an equal bike next year is even more offensive...

If anyone deserved to win this year it was Scott.

And regardless of what you chaps think it looks like most agree with me...

Pakundo219

December 17, 2013 9:49 PM

doctorG, i totally agree with you. Redding is also by far the best overtaker too. His disadvantage is not being spanish. Last year only 5 of the 52 races were won by Non Spaniards,,3 of those were by Scott. My only concern is that he will never be given the opportunity to show his true class

JedPB67

December 18, 2013 6:55 AM

@doctorG the tyre amendment that you refer to, would that be the same amendment that Scott Redding recieved at the same time? The one where he struggled to set his bike up to make the tyre last the race distance? Unlike Espargaro and Torres (among others) who quickly figured out their setup to enhance thier finishing positions.

JedPB67

December 18, 2013 7:42 AM

Going into the last 6 races of 2013 (Misano, Aragon, Sepang, Phillip Island, Motegi and Valencia) Scott had only beaten Espargaro once at those tracks since 2009 (when racing in the same category) at Misano in 2011.

doctorG

December 20, 2013 3:54 PM

Jed - right of course. That must be it...

Take a look at the disparity in funding, weight, backing and sheer mountains to climb then come back to me.

Redding is the youngest ever winner for a reason you know - and Asparagus happens to have a year or so on him regardless.

Ref tyres - please be sensible, it was as obvious as anything that a certain promoter could not afford an non Spanish champ.

If as I assume you suggest this amendment was made to assist all...

Why was it required?
Why other than the obvious did it cause so many problems for so many teams?

Clearly you have never raced slightly over in a minimum weight category with equal power or you would not even bother with the discussion

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