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Gibernau gives views on 2014 MotoGP™ frontrunners

Gibernau gives views on 2014 MotoGP™ frontrunners

Former Grand Prix rider Sete Gibernau has given his insight on the current MotoGP™ frontrunners, analysing the performances of the likes of World Champion Marc Marquez and his rivals in 2014.

Gibernau had a long and successful career in the World Championship from the mid 1990s up until his retirement at the end of 2006. The runner-up in the premier class in 2003 and 2004, he also made a brief comeback in 2009, but has not since been a regular in the MotoGP paddock.

Providing his perspective on the current MotoGP scene he stated, “I have to admit that I don’t follow it that closely so I can’t judge it that well. But from what I read, because it’s such a popular sport and there is always so much news, and also because I still speak to some of the riders, I think that Marc has taken a step forwards again, whilst Jorge (Lorenzo) and Dani (Pedrosa) have taken a step less this year. That has put a distance between them. I believe that Valentino (Rossi) has also moved forwards as he has reinvented himself a little and Jorge and Dani are not performing to the level that they could do given their potential, talent and experience.”

“If Jorge and Dani get back again to their best performance, they would be putting Marc in a slightly more complicated situation. That would be a new challenge for Marc. Jorge and Dani have not been at their real level, perhaps because of circumstances that maybe only they really know, but they have more talent than they have shown this year. I am convinced that Jorge is now recovering that level and Dani will also do it. If that produces a different challenge for Marc, maybe you are in a new situation that he has not had to manage so far and for the championship that could be nice. It could even be good for Marc, because it could mean he pushes even harder, takes another step and then the others have work even more to catch him.”

MotoGP, 2014

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