Jorge Martin was one of the racers who marked last season’s MotoGP class. Already in his inaugural season, the Spaniard justified the trust of Ducati and the words of many who drew attention to him before the start of the season. Martin drew attention to himself with his speed in the lower categories. Already in his second race in the MotoGP class, he stepped on the podium and celebrated his first victory in Austria. The fall in training before the race in Portugal, which caused him to miss four races, prevented him from finishing the season even higher than ninth place as the best rookie. Last year, Martin proved to be not only a very fast, but also an intelligent racer. He attributes a lot of credit for his success, in addition to the team he has around him, to the decision to leave KTM and move to Du
Maverick Vinales admitted in a recent interview that his move to Yamaha in 2017 was not the right step in his career. The Spaniard left the Iwata team early last season and moved to Aprilia. Dissatisfaction and poor energy within his part of the team were not hidden from the public. The Spaniard has repeatedly publicly criticized the lack of support from the team in the past. Even the victory at the start of the season in Qatar did not bring change for the better. The results in the subsequent races were again below average, he did not return to the podium until the end of June in the Netherlands. It was the great fluctuations in form that marked his period at Yamaha the most. On a good day, he could be practically unstoppable, but when things didn't go his way, he was
Valentino Rossi was planning to compete in the Gulf 12 Hours endurance car race this weekend after ending his career as a MotoGP racer, but the Italian will have to miss the show due to contact with a person who tested positive for Covid-19. Rossi would race in the Abu Dhabi race in a Ferrari 488 GT3 prepared by Kessel Racing, and behind the wheel he would take turns with his brother Luca Marini and friend and business partner Alessio Salucci. The latter will still compete in the race, and Rossi will be replaced by David Fumanelli.
According to Italian colleagues at GPone, Honda is working hard to lure Joan Mira to its MotoGP team. The Spaniard became the world champion with Suzuki in 2020, but last year he won third place in the overall standings with the reduced development of the motorcycle. Carlo Pernat, a commentator on GPone.com, says Mir could sign a contract with Honda for 2023 before the start of this season, in which the first star of the Japanese team, Marc Marquez, will probably miss winter testing again due to an optic nerve injury. "Honda wants to bring the winning racer to the team with all its might," says Pernat. "Fabio Quartararo and Joan Mir are on the wish list, but Mir will most likely get the place, as it costs less and is right for the job. An agreement will be reached very soon, I believe
Although we expected the Arab Aramco to become the main sponsor of the VR46 team, the contract was not signed, and the Italian team found a new main sponsor for its teams in MotoGP and Moto2, the banking company Mooney. The teams will be officially named Mooney VR46 Racing Team, and the sponsor's logos will be visible on motorcycles and racing overalls. More information about the cooperation will be known on January 3 next year.
Italian Francesco Bagnaia says that a new chapter is being written in MotoGP, in which there is more respect among competitors. “I think MotoGP is changing,” says Ducati racer, who won four races in 2021 and was Fabio Quartararo’s main rival, whom he was the first to congratulate for winning the title after falling in the race for the Emilia Romagna Grand Prix. Relationships between title contenders have been quite different from previous seasons, when rivals such as Valentino Rossi, Marc Marquez, Jorge Lorenzo, Casey Stoner, and Max Biaggi were often very tense. "Our sport is obviously changing since it wasn't like that years ago. Respect is paramount now. It seems to me that more than ever." Bagnaia also had atypically friendly relations with MotoGP in Ducati's garage, where he met with great support from teams.
Jack Miller has admitted that he is concerned about the speed shown by newcomers to the elite class in recent seasons. However, this gives him additional motivation to prove himself. The last world champions Fabio Quartararo and Joan Mir and the winners of last season's race - Francesco Bagnaia, Brad Binder, Jorge Martin and Miguel Oliveira are just some of the new generation of racers who have seriously drawn attention to themselves in recent seasons. At Ducati, both Jorge Martin and Enea Bastianini quickly drew attention to themselves. The Spaniard came to his christening victory in his first season of the elite class in Austria. The Italian, on the other hand, brought the Avintia team two third places with the 2019 Ducati motorcycle specification. Miller was particularly touched by Martin's remarkable first season, recalling the exceptions
Alberto Puig has admitted that Honda is not thinking about Marc Marquez not being ready for the start of the 2022 season. post-season testing. In addition, at the end of the year, information came to the public that the Spaniard was again having vision problems. Much like he had in 2011 after a horrific fall in Malaysia. It is not yet known whether Marquez will be ready for pre-season testing or at least until the first race on March 6 in Qatar. Much more will be clear after the medical check-up scheduled around Christmas. Nonetheless, Honda is not considering the possibility that the Spaniard would not be ready to start next season. "Marc is currently acting
In a recent interview, Iker Lecuona expressed his opinion on the work and relationship of the KTM team with young racers. According to him, this does not offer the young racer enough time to prove himself. In addition to all three classes of motorcycle caravans, the Austrian team is also present in the Red Bull MotoGP Rookies Cup, which is the last step for most young riders before entering Moto 3. Especially in recent years, KTM has attracted the best racers to the World Championships. under its auspices. Lecuona got his MotoGP opportunity in 2020 at Tech3 after Brad Binder joined the factory team as a replacement for Johann Zarc. Only then, the nineteen-year-old Spaniard did not have much time to get used to the new motorcycle. The 2020 season was
Razlan Razali, head of the RNF Yamaha team, said he made a mistake when he put Valentino Rossi on one of his motorcycles. The team was called Petronas SRT until the end of the season, and Rossi also recorded the worst season of his career with him in his last season as a MotoGP rider, as he did not finish a single race on the podium. Razali admitted that he doubted his cooperation with the nine-time world champion when the legendary racer failed to constantly compete for the highest places in 2020. "Honestly, I shouldn't have signed a contract with Valentino. I was skeptical until he managed to get to third place in the second race in Jerez, behind Fabio and Vinales. I told myself he might still be able to." Rossi then contracted the Covid19 virus. “Then the results got worse, a