Those who believe young riders (and drivers) are better off taking more time to develop through junior categories will soon have a live case study to help analyse that theory. Jack Miller and Alex Marquez are fierce competitors in Moto3 with roughly the same levels of experience and performance. Both are destined for long careers. However, next year Jack Miller will be promoted to MotoGP whilst Alex Marquez takes a more gradual step into Moto2. Years from now it will be interesting to see which of the two riders has made a more lasting impression on the top class of racing in MotoGP. Given that 198 of the last 200 MotoGP races have been won by riders who came from Moto2 (or its 250cc equivalent) the smart money is on Marquez.
Moto3: Jack Miller’s promotion gives us a great case study in young rider development