The poor start to the championship for nine-time world champion Valentino Rossi has left many open debates about the rationale for continuing his career. Rossi has said many times that he will race as long as he can compete with the best. Former racer Jorge Lorenzo said he disappointed both him and his fans with poor results in Qatar. Lorenzo also noticed the similarity of the ride to him and Casey Stoner with Ducati semi-factory team racer Jorge Martin. The Italian took a modest 21st place in the last qualifiers, which is his worst result in the MotoGP class qualifiers. But it wasn’t just a bad day, as both weekends he didn’t achieve more visible results with the exception of the first qualifiers before the first race, where he finished fourth, but the race ended after a poor start.
Jorge Lorenzo and Andrea Dovizioso have not yet signed a contract for next season. Lorenzo has already contacted the Aprilia team for a test racer. This opens the position of a test racer at Yamaha, which could be occupied by the current Ducati racer, Dovizioso. The Italian said he might want a break in MotoGP, but he is aware that a break can bring a lot of downsides as you lose touch with the best and then find it harder to get back among the rest. Dovi was already driving for the Yamaha Tech 2012 team in the 3 season when he was ousted from the Honda team before transferring to the Ducati factory team. The Italian has been in talks for a test racer at both Honda, Yamaha and KTM. The requirements are in addition to the salary to be able to engage in other MotoGP-related sports during the season when motocross
However, after a few laps long duel with Ducati racer Andrea Dovizios, Valentino Rossi celebrated in the first race of the MotoGP season in Qatar. Ducati confirmed his return to the top of the royal class with third place from Andrea Iannone. Dovizioso took the lead in the first corner after the start, while Honda racers Marc Marquez and Dani Pderosa lost many places. Marquez had to drive into the excursion zone during the rush through the first turn, causing him to fall completely into last place. Leading Dovizioso lost in the middle of the second lap to Lorenzo, who, however, could not escape the Ducati racers. The leading trio was soon joined by Rossi, who also did not drive a very good first lap. Last year we were used to Ducati motorcycles starting to lose speed after the first few laps,
Marc Marquez said it was just amazing how Valentino Rossi revived his career after a few bad seasons, adding that he probably wouldn’t have been able to do it on his own. Rossi became runner-up this season, winning two races and it was his best season since 2009, when he last celebrated the world title. The 2010 season was marred by a broken leg for the Italian, followed by two years at the uncompetitive Ducati. He finally returned to Yamaha, where he raised his form to an enviable level this year. "Unbelievable. After two not so good seasons at Ducati, he returned to Yamaha, where he was also not very good. But this year he showed that he is a very strong competitor," Marquez commented on Rossi's form. “After three or four years without good results, it’s hard to come back
MotoGP recorded an increase in the number of spectators this season, despite the self-propelled Marco Marquez. The races of the highest class of motorcycling were watched by 2,47 million spectators this season. The largest visit was to the Czech Grand Prix in Brno. The events there during the weekend were watched by 240.695 spectators, of which 138.000 were present at the race. More than 200.000 spectators also enjoyed a racing weekend in Jerez and Sachsenring, and 17.890 races in Austin, Termas de Rio Hondo, Le Mans, Mugello, Catalonia, Assn, Indianapolis, Silverston, Aragon, Sepang and Valencia. The least interest was in the race in Qatar. There were only XNUMX spectators at the racetrack over the weekend. Nevertheless, the organizers there are probably still at it
World champion Marc Marquez ended his dominant year in Valencia with his thirteenth win of the season, setting a new milestone in the number of wins in a single season. The race was best started by Andrea Iannone, who shot from second place ahead of Valentino Rossi, and Marquez broke through from fifth place to third. The track began to get wet with light rain, which helped Iannone increase the lead to almost two seconds, and Rossi ran away from Marquez and Pedrosa. Jorge Lorenzo did not find himself in the rain, falling to seventh in a short downpour. As the rain subsided, the top three rode one after the other, followed by Pedrosa in fourth place in the trio, while Lorenzo climbed to fifth place. Maruqez did smoothly with Rossi in the ninth lap, leading leader Iannone bypassed the lap later. At first
The 80 head crowd witnessed the victory of Marco Marquez, a miraculous Spanish boy in Sepang, Malaysia, who equaled Mick Doohan's record for the twelfth victory in the season with his twelfth victory of the season. The seventeenth test of the season did not start well for the winner. Although he started the race from the best starting position, with the lights off after a close duel with Jorge Lorenzo, he had to sing a bit wider in the first corner, and consequently fell to eighth place. Dani Pedrosa took the lead, followed by the excellent Andrea Dovizioso. Lorenzo was third and soon overtook the Ducati racer and then Pedroso. This one didn’t give Lorenzo, but in the second lap his front tire slipped and the Spaniard fell, losing the opportunity to fight for the top spots. That's how they found themselves in the lead
Valentino Rossi said that the key to his victory on Phillip Island was that he chose an extra soft front tire. The Yamaha racer made his way to the front in the first laps of the race after starting it only from eighth place, and then got involved in a duel for second place with teammate Jorge Lorenzo. When he won this battle, Marc Marquez, who used an asymmetrical front tire, gave him a lead in the race and a free path to victory. With his second win of the year, Rossi took the initiative in the fight for second place in this year’s championship, with Lorenzo in third place eight points behind him. "The work we did with the team over the weekend proved to be very important. We made the right choice in choosing the tires. Marquez was not too far ahead but had two seconds
Valentino Rossi recorded his second victory of the year at the Australian Grand Prix, which was marked by numerous falls. Marc Marquez took the lead with a judicial advantage and when all eyes were on the duel of Valentino Rossi and Jorge Lorenzo, the new-old world champion fell in the tenth turn and gave Rossi the lead. Rossi started his 250th race in the royal class from eighth place, finishing in front of Lorenzo and Bradley Smith, who celebrated their first place in the top three after the fall of Cal Crutchlow, who smiled at second place. Dani Pedrosa had to resign after a collision with Andrea Iannone. Lorenzo started the race very well, but Marquez quickly put things in their place and broke back to first place on the way out of the second turn. Racer
Jorge Lorenzo recorded his second consecutive victory in Motegi this year, but that did not stop Marco Marquez, who was second, from winning this year's title. Valentino Rossi took the lead in the first corner, while Lorenzo also overtook Andrea Doviziosa, who started the race from the best starting position. Marquez started poorly and fell from fourth to seventh. The Honda racer soon found his way past Paul Espargaro and Dani Pedrosa, and a lap later Andrea Ianone. Rossi held the lead, with the first four racers fleeing the Pedros, and then Lorenzo managed to overtake his team-mate Rossi in the fifth lap and gain some advantage with a record lap time. Lorenzo slowly increased the lead, and Marquez overtook Doviz after a mistake by the Ducati racer
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