MotoGP » Marquez: Strategy was to copy Dani and Valentino

“My strategy was just to copy Dani and Valentino because they are my main opponents for the championship” - Marc Marquez.

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July 13, 2014 4:11 PM

Simple tactics. Cover your main competitors' plans, do it a bit better, and ride a bit faster... It was chaotic in pit lane, and even more so at the pit lane exit. Cold tyres, cold brakes - same for all of them. There was Marquez at the front, takes the hole shot and gets on with the chase. He had no way of knowing that Bradl's bike had a setup he just rode his bike as fast as he could. It didn't hurt that he got through the traffic slightly better than Pedrosa, he just stayed at the front and rode as fast as he could. I'm amazed that so many people moaned that the race was boring. The challenge was intense!


July 13, 2014 4:28 PM

MM has got smoking race craft. He is a complete package, really a marvel to witness. From technical riding, to balls riding, to race craft, to attitude, to bike and team, I am not really seeing any cracks in his total package. Right on Marc.


July 13, 2014 5:36 PM

"I'm amazed that so many people moaned that the race was boring. The challenge was intense!"

Agreed. Brilliant race! I nearly fell off my chair. Like you say some people find it boring. My advice to them. Watch "America Has Talent."

paul joiner

July 13, 2014 7:00 PM

Impressive as it is to see a new face on the scene shaking up the Moto gp hierarchy with an impressive streak it has become boring. There isnt even a question now as to who can stop MM because that question has been answered for some time now. They should give him the title right now and save the false drama. This has become processional and no amount of justification by fans of MM can change the minds of people who see the same end to races week after week. To those who would argue well what about when Jorge was winning his two titles, I would ask them do they remember Jorge stringing together 9 wins in a row? Even Rossi only had seven in a row for all the titles he's won and i believe the competition against the likes of Gibernau, Barros, Stoner, and Capirossi was stiffer week in and week out. You cant blame the manufacturer (Honda) for putting the best product out that they can and so I eagerly await 2016 for rule changes that should see the return of true competition. To those who


July 13, 2014 7:07 PM

cossiegaz: Wonder what he would've done if one of them had stayed on wets and one of them went into the pits to change bikes.
Haha! That's pretty good! Marquez isn't telling you what happened, he's telling you a PR story, like he's been trained to do.

No doubt, he would have looked at the track and realised that it was drying out fast too. But the sub-text of his story was that he's so far in front now, he doesn't have to win, just as long as he stays ahead of Pedrosa and Rossi...

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