Regarding Pedrosa, letīs not forget, that although he has not won a big class title, he actually gave it a very good go just last year. In the final standings, he was only 18 points away from Lorenzo, who had almost as perfect season as one can dream of (and it is pretty hard to beat a man, who finishes almost every time, and on top of that, ALL those finishes, every one of them, are either first or second places!) to still get that close to JLo, is a big achievement in my book. Dani also beat his team-mate Casey Stoner in the process.
Plus weīre only two rounds into this season. No doubt Marc Marquez has shocked the MotoGP world in Qatar, and even more in Texas. But here itīs good to keep in mind, although it wonīt be fully comparable: when Lorenzo came into the big class (in 2008), he also took a 2nd, a 3rd and a victory from his first three races. That is pretty amazing, and actually looks a lot like what Marquez is doing now. But later on, JLo found out, that his rookie season also included many visits to the Clinica Mobile and local hospitals, and he finished that season well behind his team-mate.