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Old 23rd May 2018, 07:43   #16
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Another awesome piece by Mat Oxley on Marc Marquez. I remind again that this is the guy who wrote Ross's biography. He is as neutral as a journalist can get in MotoGP.


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I’m stood in the Le Mans pitlane, chatting with a venerable MotoGP engineer, trying to eke from him the relative merits of every bike on the grid. The holy grail of motorcycle racing has always been to come up with a device that can save front-end slides, and now Honda has one…” he says, pausing for effect. “He’s called Marc Márquez.”

"Many people call this a natural talent. But mostly it isn’t. Such skills come from a lifetime spent on bikes, going round and round in circles for thousands and thousands of hours, mostly on dirt bikes, to hardwire that information into your brain and your body.

How long before someone learns to emulate Márquez’s front-tyre skills? Nobody knows: it could be next week, next year, next decade or maybe never. So just enjoy it while you can.

Marc may win this year's title or not, he remains the most exciting rider to watch. In a dangerous sport like MotoGP, one cannot even predict if a rider will be in action 2 races down the line. As Mat said in his article, let's enjoy it while we can. Support your favourite rider but enjoy the spectacle.

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Ominous signs from Marc Marquez.

2nd in Qatar, was fastest in the Argentina race, wins the next 3 races rather comfortably. He also mentioned that he is as comfortable with the current bike as he was in 2014 - a season where he won 13 of the 18 races in the season including each of the first 10 races.

The only real competition at this point look to be Dovi and Zarco. Hope they are able to reel in the Marquez juggernaut before it's too late into the season.
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