Jorge Martin is sure that with his performances this season, he would deserve a transfer to the factory team, but at least it will not happen next season. The Spaniard started the last race of the season with minimal chances of winning the world title, as he was 14 points behind the leader Bagnaio. It was all over in the sixth lap when Martin crashed into the rear of Marquez's bike, sending both of them into the sand. Before the race, there was a lot of talk about the fact that Ducati promised Martin a seat in the factory team if he became world champion. This did not happen, but despite this, the latter is convinced that he would have deserved it based on his results this season. "The transfer won't happen this year at least. I'm otherwise very happy with Pramac. I think I've shown enough this year to b
Luca Marini was the fastest at the test in Valencia with a time of 1:30.032. The Italian was 0,225 seconds faster than second-placed Maverick Vinales. The Spaniard was otherwise the fastest in the morning. The third time was set by Marco Bezzecchi. Among the racers who changed teams, the best today was Miguel Oliveria in fourth place ahead of Aleix Espargaro, Fabio Di Giannantonio, Brad Binder and Jorge Martin. Fabio Quartararo and Enea Bastianini completed the top ten. The French racer was the most active racer of the morning with sixty laps. He eventually stopped at number 92. World champion Francesco Bagnaia set the twelfth time ahead of Marco Marquez, who finished thirteenth as Honda's best rider. The Spaniard is disappointed in the test early for
Voting for the best racing weekend of the 2021 season is over. This time the title went to the race in Valencia, which overtook the Austrian Spielberg. The award was presented by the International Association of Road Racing Teams (IRTA). The mentioned racetrack has won the award for the fourth time (previously in 2002, 2003 and 2005). In addition, twice more for 2020, when in the "crown season" hosted a race for the Grand Prix of Europe and Valencia. However, it is true that the latter two do not count, as all the racetracks that hosted the race in that season received the award. It is nice to see that the award went to Valencia. It is a racetrack that has played an important role in the MotoGP calendar for a long time. As it is the last race of the season, we often see a direct fight for the title.
Franco Morbidelli was the fastest in the third free practice for the Valencia Grand Prix, which started on a slightly wet track. Alex Rins and Fabio Quartararo, the closest followers of the leader in scoring the championship, Joan Mira, will have to fight to enter Q2 in the first part of the qualifications. For Quartarara, this will be his first time in the MotoGP class, and he was 2 seconds apart from qualifying for Q0.002. The second time of training was set by Pol Espargaro in front of Johann Zarc and Maverick Vinales. Franco Morbidelli is the fastest on the combined training times scale. Aleix Espargaro defeated Fabia Quartarara by 0.002 seconds and pushed him into the first part of qualifying for the first time in his career. https://twitter.com/MotoGP/status/1327564363952250881 https://twitter.com/MotoGP/status/13275635223
Danilo Petrucci set the fastest time of the third free practice in Valencia. Both factory Yamaha racers will have to secure a place in the faster qualifying group through the slower one. Training started again on the wet track, and in addition, it started to rain practically immediately after the start of training, which meant for the racers that they would have a hard time approaching the 1: 39.767 time set by Marquez on Friday. Rossi was at the top of the table when lap times were still hovering around 1:41. Setting even faster times, however, prevented him from falling in the fourth turn. Then Marquez swung to the top, staying there most of the training session until he was overtaken by Petrucci. Despite the fact that soon after that Andrea Dovizioso set a time of 1: 39.800, this was not enough for the final first place, as Petruc
Current world champion Marc Marquez has set the fastest time of his first free practice in Valencia. The training was also interrupted for some time due to unfavorable conditions. Training began in rainy conditions, which are forecast for the entire racing weekend. He was interrupted by the red flag after just seven minutes, shortly after Alex Rins had barely saved a fall in the thirteenth turn, and Maverick Vinales drove across the big puddle as he exited the fourteenth turn. The action continued after about half an hour, when the rain stopped a bit. Marquez started to improve lap times so quickly from lap to lap. However, when he drove back to the garage, Danilo Petrucci pushed him to second place with a time of 1: 40.479. The Spaniard then responded quickly with a time of 1: 39.787. Jack Miller approached him
Tito Rabat sat on a motorcycle for the first time after breaking his leg in Silverstone before his scheduled return to the last race in Valencia. The Spanish racer has been on forced rest since his fall at training in Silverstone, where he was hit by Franco Morbidelli's motorcycle. He then suffered a triple fracture of his right leg. The Avinita racer originally planned his return for a race in Thailand, but a serious injury required a slightly longer recovery. In Misano, he was replaced by Christophe Ponsson, and all subsequent races were driven by Jordi Torres on his motorcycle. The former Moto 2 world champion is aiming to compete in the last race of this year in Valencia, and already on Tuesday he competed on the same track in Ducati's private test with a road motorcycle. He is expected to get a medical license