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Carl Fogarty: MotoGP class system is a 'confusing mess'

The former racing champ has spoken out against the current MotoGP system
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Wednesday, 09, Apr 2014 10:44

by David Weston

Motorcycle racing legend Carl Fogarty has branded the MotoGP season as a 'mess' ahead of this weekend's Grand Prix in Texas (April 11-13).

The four-time World Superbike champion has criticised the multi-class system currently in place in the premier motorcycle racing championship.

Speaking to MotorbikeTimes, Foggy said: "I find it very confusing and I know a bit about motorcycle racing.

"But for people watching at home or even people within the sport, when I speak to them about MotoGP even they're confused by the rules.

"You've got three classes in one now in MotoGP which is just a mess to be honest. It shouldn't be like that. It should be, like it's always been, that everyone is on a similar bike and [playing by] the same rules.

"But it seems to be like three classes in one now, which is very messy and it's kind of confusing to be honest with you, which is one thing I don't like."

Despite these remarks, Fogarty predicted that there will still be plenty of exciting racing ahead: "Luckily, the racing up front is still good between people like Valentino Rossi and Marc Marquez and Jorge Lorenzo.

"The favourite is Marquez again. Being so young and so fast last year, he's only going to get faster to be honest.

"He's the favourite to win it but I hope the Brits do well. I'll be rooting for them more than anybody."

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