Marco Melandri will return to the royal caravan of MotoGP motorcycling after four years in the Superbike series. The Italian has signed a contract with the Gresini Racing team, which will compete with Aprilia's engines next season. Melandri raced in the top class of motorcycling for eight years, during which time he won five races. In 2010, he said goodbye to the series and tried his luck in the Superbike series. There, he also joined Aprilia this year, with whom they will return to MotoGP together. "I was offered the opportunity to help develop a whole new project. I haven't done that in my career, as I've always" inherited "engines developed by others," Melandri said. "This challenge is very attractive to me. I work with the factory and the racing department that has approached me and with which it wants to
New Ferrari boss Marco Mattiacci said his team must immediately accelerate the pace of development after showing a dull performance at the Spanish Grand Prix. Fernando Alonso and Kimi Raikkonen finished the race in sixth and seventh place. The former was almost a minute and a half behind the winner, while the latter lost the team duel thanks to a missed tactic and fell behind by a full lap. “We are aware of our position and the fact that we need to start working at double speed right away,” said Mattiacci, who has only been leading the team for a month. “The fact is that we have two very motivated and combative racers, and at the same time we are a team that stands firmly together and strives for a vision of a new winning era,” Mattiacci added. The racers and teams stayed at the Catalunya racetrack after the race, where they started today
Marco Wittmann celebrated his first victory in Hockenheim, Germany, where this year's season of the DTM series began. The RMG BMW racers drove the race flawlessly after jumping past Adrien Tambay (Abt Audi) in the second lap of the race, who started the race from the best starting position. The latter finished her in third place, behind teammate Mattias Ekstrom.
The young, very talented Spanish racer Marc Marquez will be a very tough competition this year, to all the leading racers in the royal motoGP class so far. Considering the results of races in the "lower" classes and tests so far, the young Spaniard has a very good chance of winning his first race in the motoGP class. So far, only a few have succeeded. Jorge Lorenzo, as Dani Pedrosa, finished their inaugural race in the GP class as second. The current champion in the moto2 class, Marc Marquez, will compete in the most elite motorcycle class for the first time this year. At Honda, he will take the place of the prematurely retired Australian Casey Stoner, and his teammate will be Dani Pedrosa. As already mentioned, in tests this year he showed that he is almost invincible and gave the science