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Old 11-11-2012, 02:10 PM   #1
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Old 11-11-2012, 02:22 PM   #2
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Oh!The Drama! Bring it, it could be a good season. Watching Marquez in
Moto2 now, he will ruffle some feathers. I don't think CC for one will put up with his foolishness.
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Old 11-11-2012, 03:46 PM   #3
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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.
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Old 11-11-2012, 03:55 PM   #4
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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.
Stoner called Pedrosa's win from pit lane more impressive, FWIW.
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Old 11-11-2012, 04:16 PM   #5
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Old 11-12-2012, 05:30 AM   #6
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Stoner called Pedrosa's win from pit lane more impressive, FWIW.
Not a whole lot. He seemed to spend the whole weekend whining again, and when he says something like that I guess he just fears that the guy taking over will outshine him. Which that particular guy seems to be able to.

I also hope Spies has better fortunes next year, lord knows they can't be much worse. But it doesn't start out well.
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Old 11-12-2012, 07:55 AM   #7
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Not a whole lot. [Stoner] seemed to spend the whole weekend whining again, and when he says something like that I guess he just fears that the guy taking over will outshine him. Which that particular guy seems to be able to.
Point is, declaring Marquez 2014 champion is like predicting the weather 2 months from now. Obviously, he's ready to graduate to MotoGP. Aside from that, who knows?

Sure things that didn't turn out that way:

Pedrosa too small to ride a 990 race distance.

Honda's 800 would pick up where the 990 left off.

Stoner would destroy dozens of Ducatis in 2007.

Rossi and Burgess would turn Ducati around.

etc.
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Old 11-12-2012, 07:12 AM   #8
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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?
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Old 11-12-2012, 07:32 AM   #9
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Marquez checks out his new bike.



Mika Kallio and Jordi Torres testing today.





Bradley Smith moves up.

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Old 11-12-2012, 07:34 AM   #10
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another of Bradly Smith sizing up his new Tech 3 Yamaha

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Old 11-12-2012, 08:30 AM   #11
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Bradley Smith moves up.

Lol, his leathers look too big for him

No, it's true you can't predict what will happen. But expectations are naturally high on Marquez, since he has whipped peers' but in a serious manner. If he's able to handle them, and if he's able to adapt to the bigger bikes, and if things outside his control such as injuries don't fuck things up, he has a bright future - a future of many championships even. But sure, those are some pretty big ifs.
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Old 11-12-2012, 08:08 AM   #12
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Nothing´s ever guaranteed.

Expectations from Marquez are certainly through the roof right now after his amazing performances. If he´s not like in top 5 in these first tests, I bet some will see that as a disappointment.

I think at this point he is the biggest promise to enter MotoGP since Rossi. And unless he gets badly injured (remember that eye injury he had, was career-threatening), then he will be also a MotoGP champion one day. But it might take several years.
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Old 11-12-2012, 08:20 AM   #13
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I have a little different tqke on this from most. I really love the fact that CC is campaigning a Tech 3 bike and outpacing the full on factory boys. it makes the field seem somehow less spread out. Likewise, I think Hayden on a factory Honda would be scary fast and add some diversity to the straight/corner tradeoffs.

What I least like are the Stoner droners and the calculating points games of the likes od Pedrosa and somewhat Lorenzo. it feels like the corporations are managing the game too much and the riders are just another piece of equipment. I look forward to a little uncertainty, some personality and some passion injected by the riders into the whole race. MM is wonderful and fast now but I see a Stoner role in his future if he survives this season's learning curve. If he dominates, has a 60 point cushion and regularly runs away from the pack, well, where is the racing skill there, that is just time trial laps with a bunch of guys behind him.

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Nothing´s ever guaranteed.

Expectations from Marquez are certainly through the roof right now after his amazing performances. If he´s not like in top 5 in these first tests, I bet some will see that as a disappointment.

I think at this point he is the biggest promise to enter MotoGP since Rossi. And unless he gets badly injured (remember that eye injury he had, was career-threatening), then he will be also a MotoGP champion one day. But it might take several years.
Not saying you are wrong, I'm watching Marquez, he has huge talent, but I felt the same way about Spies when he ripped through world superbike and went to MotoGP.
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