carty wrote: I've been thinking this for a while too - although I think Marquez has a blend of styles that will see him do extremely well in MotoGP.
1. He has the Stoneresque ability to ride at the limit, getting up to speed very quickly and sitting the bike up quickly on corner exit to get the drive
2. He has the Lorenzoesque ability to ride very smoothly and consistently
3. He has the Pedrosaesque ability to check out and put in metronomic laps if the rest of the competition is not doing so well on a particular weekend
4. He has the Rossiesque ability to know when to pounce on an opponent and put in an overtake at the right time; and also to calculate a win over race distance
The Aragon race, particularly the middle section with Marquez and Iannone swapping the lead at every corner was the best race I've seen in a long time, probably one of the best races ever IMO.
Agree on ALL points! I find his riding delightful to watch, particularly from the technical blend of attributes you have identified. I'd add one more - he also seems to have the Rossiesque ability to recover from a small mistake in blindingly quick time. It's going to be a hell of a jump from moto2 to 1000cc motoGp bikes but the kid is good.