Join Date: Feb 2000
Location: New York, New York
Jorge would seem to be the clear favorite for tomorrow's race. Between his riding, his bike, his team and his overall confidence, everything is clicking so well for him right now. Marquez, on the other hand, would appear to be on the other end of the spectrum regarding all the same facets with the possible exception of his self-confidence. He is clearly frustrated with his bike and his team right now and I am very interested in seeing how he faces the challenge of adversity, particularly if the length of time it takes him and his team to get everything fully sorted out drags on for a long while. The Yamahas and Ducatis are running so strongly this year and while it is still early on, how much time do HRC and Marquez have remaining this season to restore their course to a viable championship trajectory? Winning races is one very important thing and consistency is another. With the exception of the COTA round, MM and HRC have been unable to deliver either. With Rossi's resurgence, Jorge finding Jeebus and his forgotten track chops and the factory Ducatis emerging as legitimate contenders, Mark and Honda's current struggles definitely add dimension and layers of drama and excitement to the series that we have not seen for a while. For now at least, MotoGP is no longer a one or two horse race anymore and I can't wait to see how everything unfolds over the course of the season.