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May 2nd, 2016, 01:19 PM   #11
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Spies also did well on the tech 3 , it seems to suit ex wsb riders more than upcoming gp class lads, why?
Who knows,its hit or miss. WSS guys have not done well in Moto2 except for maybe Lowes. Superglue is a prodigy on a WSS 600 and nothing else. WSBK guys always fail at GP, GP guys almost always do well in WSBK or national SB series. Im guessing the truly great riders are good on anything. I still say the second half of the GP field is interchangeable with dozens of riders across the globe, while the top half are truly the elite.
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Who knows,its hit or miss. WSS guys have not done well in Moto2 except for maybe Lowes. Superglue is a prodigy on a WSS 600 and nothing else. WSBK guys always fail at GP, GP guys almost always do well in WSBK or national SB series. Im guessing the truly great riders are good on anything. I still say the second half of the GP field is interchangeable with dozens of riders across the globe, while the top half are truly the elite.
I think Karel Abraham is great proof of that. He's not doing any better or worse in WSBK than he was in the GP. Which to me says that while the top few guys are clearly better and more talented the drop off after those guys makes everyone else pretty level with other top guys in other series.
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Is it to early to declare Alex Marquez is done. We are 20 plus races into his Moto2 career without any evidence of improvement. Just like some guys are always at or near the front, he is always at or near 15th. His name might save him, but if im signing his check, im pulling the plug at the end of the season unless their is a huge turnaround where he is getting top 5-7 within shouting distance of the winner. This is also Danny Kents second stint in Moto2 and he is no better this time around than he was last time. He has shown nothing that would indicate he will develope into a top 5 rider, has not scored a point since the opening race of the season.
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I've never rated Alex Marquez anyway. He has ridden off his brothers name imo and only won the Moto3 title because of influence from Alzamora to hinder Rins.
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I concur 22. He's an also ran.
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I whole-heartedly agree with you both. I find it interesting, especially since iirc after AM won the title, Marc said he felt Alex was better than he was at that age.
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Yeah they all say that though. Senna said "If you think I'm fast, wait for my nephew Bruno", and he didn't really do anything.
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I've never rated Alex Marquez anyway. He has ridden off his brothers name imo and only won the Moto3 title because of influence from Alzamora to hinder Rins.
Im not sure im buying into that conspiracy. Marquez beat Miller for the title and Rins was a distant 3rd. Marquez may have had some favoritism in their camp, but Miller finished almost 2 races ahead of Rins in points. You heard Rins say Marquez got preferential treatment, but was there ever a particular claim or was it just the typical blanket excuse riders will use when getting beat by his teammate.
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I'm just going by what I read. But maybe it's the case, as seems to be with Danny Kent so far, that they are good Moto3 riders but not as good as people such as Rins on the bigger bikes.

Look at Stoner. He did well in 250 but didn't set the world alight, who knew he'd be the only person who could ride an 800c Ducati.
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I'm just going by what I read. But maybe it's the case, as seems to be with Danny Kent so far, that they are good Moto3 riders but not as good as people such as Rins on the bigger bikes.

Look at Stoner. He did well in 250 but didn't set the world alight, who knew he'd be the only person who could ride an 800c Ducati.
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