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MrQwerty

July 10, 2013 11:17 PM

MotoGP » Crutchlow: 'A rider like Marquez comes along every 15 years’


@RFS131 Did you actually not read my post? I accept that the best riders are from Spain right now and I am not flag waving, I mentioned a number of riders, only one of them British and Redding is definitely a more likely candidate than some of the others I mentioned at the moment so how you interpreted it as "flag waving" I don't know. If Spain continues to dominate the championship the country deserves a lot of credit for its motorcycling set up BUT it will also call into question the validity of a "world" championship: domination by one country would suggest that they had a far superior youth set up, indicating wasted talent in other countrues and that would be a dilution of the "world" championship which few wish to see. I am not a Crutchlow fan, I do not support riders simply based on their country of origin, in fact my favourite rider is Pedrosa as I have mentioned several times. I do think, however, that country of origin is highly relevant because I think a rider with the tal

MrQwerty

July 09, 2013 7:23 PM

MotoGP » Crutchlow: 'A rider like Marquez comes along every 15 years’


@RFS131 As a Brit, the reason I worry about Spanish domination of the Championship isn't because of a lack of British success, we're actually better represented now than for at any point in recent years. Neither is it a criticism of Spain or the owners of Moto GP, it is simply a fear that it means a narrower talent pool and lesser quality in the riders. Presently I believe the Spanish are enjoying the success of a fantastic generation, but if in fifteen years the time only Spaniards are getting a sniff of the title then it could well imply that there is a reduction in the depth of talent entering Moto GP from other nations, meaning a lower quality championship. If the largely British domination of F1 in the sixties had continued then it would have meant a generation missing out on Peterson, Lauda, Fittipaldi, Rindt and Andretti. I'm not suggesting this will happen, but as a pessimist it would be my fear.

MrQwerty

July 08, 2013 10:06 PM

MotoGP » Crutchlow: 'A rider like Marquez comes along every 15 years’


@ lux My fear isn't so much that Marquez will lack competition after Pedrosa and Loenzo, it's that the title will become the sole preserve of Spaniards. I'm looking at the future and thinking Pol, Rins, Maverick, maybe Redding but hopefully Folger, Fenati and Miller or Sissis to keep an international flavour. It seems almost astonishing to think that before Lorenzo Spain only had one premier class title, though I recognise the likes of Angel Nieto won titles on smaller bikes when they were more than just feeder classes.

MrQwerty

July 08, 2013 9:37 PM

MotoGP » Crutchlow: 'A rider like Marquez comes along every 15 years’


Pedrosa came closer to the title in 2006 than Lorenzo in 2008 when they had similar opportunity, but Lorenzo has had a better career since so it's not fair to say Marquez is a Rossi-level phenomenon at this stage and dismiss the other three when Marquez is still more potential than achievement. I expect Marquez to go down as one of the great riders but I don't think he'll necessarily be considered better than Lorenzo and Stoner.


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