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MrQwerty

July 11, 2013 5:46 PM

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


continued... hate to give the impression that I have a fundamental problem with it being a "Spanish Championship", I merely want Moto GP to be a credible world championship, and the best way to generate widespread interest from countries is when a rider from that country has success. I do completely agree that this is not something that the Spanish or the owners of Moto GP can be blamed for.

MrQwerty

July 11, 2013 5:41 PM

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


@ jack mordino The thing is, such talent used to find its way into the premier class, yet now there is a relative dearth of top level riders from the US, UK and Australia, and I think it's not for lack of potential but because riders from these countries go down a superbike route instead. I believe that of course it is up to these countries to catch up, but the frustration is because they clearly have the resources to do so. I must emphasise, I'm not worried about the present situation as these things are cyclical, more about the potential for the situation to carry on. The thing that sets this Spanish era apart is that whilst at the beginning of the 990 era we had Rossi, Capirossi and Biaggi with Italy showing the way, guys like Pedrosa, Stoner and Lorenzo were on the horizon who weren't Italian. The current Spanish domination of the lower classes in addition to the top class is an unprecedented and admirable feat, but its extent suggests that other nations are falling behind. I h

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.


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