MotoGP » MotoGP Mugello: Espargaro: Hopefully I can keep dominating

'It is one of the best tracks you can wish for on a MotoGP bike because it is long, wide, with all kinds of corners and a lot of grip' - Aleix Espargaro

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slain - Unregistered

May 29, 2013 5:42 PM

Aleix Espargaro, a unnoticed kicker, he has never been on a competetive machine. The Aprilia ART seems like a tight package.
Pneumatic Valves and imagine it becoming even faster and closer to the prototypes...
level the playing field. piss on some red stickers.
rivalry of the brands. nice

Calvin Chow - Unregistered

May 30, 2013 3:37 AM

Oh yes! I'm sure he'll be able to keep dominating.. Yes, go Aleix! Keep up the good performance! Be steady & cool!

When comparing how he performs on the machine he's having now versus the prototypes, I would say he's done a truly fantastic & competitive job! Didn't see a very big gap there.. Overall, he's proven that he can push the bike to perform to its best. Machine wise is one thing, but his skill, consistency, mentality & attitude are good - think that counts a lot. Also still young - he can improve further.

Definitely looking forward seeing him getting on to a works bike someday or maybe Honda RC? Leased M1 engine? Or perhaps satellite machine? Or a better package or whatever... :)

Ehh Calvin chow if he was really all that good he would have picked up by a factory team by now. remember he started in the premier class back in 2010 so hes no first-timer. No way the factories let talent they know to be truly capable slip through the cracks. He's as good as done in the premier class. Didn't even have that much success in 250cc/moto2..

James Warren

May 30, 2013 11:09 AM

You forget how sought after the factory/sattelite seats are, fair enough they may have a few dodgy decisions like Smith etc but the rest of the field are big name, big sponsor riders who would take a huge shove to leave the teams they are in. Out of the current crop of prototypes I can only think of Spies and Smith who are massively under performing so with the limited number of seats on the grid and the current contracts in place getting a factory seat is easier said than done.

But Suzuki could be a good bet with De Puniet, Crutchlow and rumour of an Italian rider all fighting for it that could be a no go as well.

Ed - Unregistered

May 30, 2013 12:12 PM

There's not only one major reason why Aleix doesn't have a better ride. The fact is, he didn't do so well as his brother on the support classes and then had to settle for a CRT ride.
Add that to the fact that he is Spanish, has a brother doing great at Moto2, and doesn't have a powerful 'Godfather' like Pedrosa and the picture starts to become clearer.
On top of all that, there are plenty of talents in MotoGP and not all of them have a decent ride. Aleix is not the only one. Yes, he's been brilliant this year but you still have the likes of Abraham who performed miracles with an ultra outdated Ducati for the past 2 years and would probably still be doing well this year if it wasn't for his injuries.

And I'm sorry Brits, but Smith has not shown any real progress yet. He's by far the worst Moto2 rider to move to MotoGP on a decent team... Bradl was better on his first year and Marquez, well, you'd have to be an idiot to compare the 2! Unless Bradley Smith pulls his finger soon I'll be

Ed - Unregistered

May 30, 2013 12:14 PM


Unless Bradley Smith pulls his finger soon I'll be surprised if he's around next year. Then again, Ben Spies managed to find a ride... so anything is possible if you know the right ppl I guess!

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