Originally Posted by Dagofast
If Dani ever wants to be a world champion in MotoGP, he better ride the entire 2013 season like he rode the final 6 races this year. Because I think Marquez is going to repeat the same pattern as he has so far and VR before him: win some races the first year in a class and then dominate it in the second year. 2014 is far, far more likely to be MM's year than Dani's.
Many people said last year (2011) was Dani's last chance as he wouldn't be able to ride the 1000's as well or that his weight advantage would disappear. He rode the 1000's pretty well this year.
Many people also said Spies would perform better on the 1000's. When was the last time a factory rider performed so poorly over the course of a year?