As the only Portuguese rider in the championship, Miguel Oliveira is a rare bird. Until his arrival to the World Championship in 2011, Portugal had never been represented by one of its riders in the more than 60 years of the championship’s existence.
If you are not Italian, it’s likely difficult to understand some of the things you’ll read in this article. It is unusual that someone leaves his home, the environment in which he has been raised, his friends, everything, to emigrate following the call of a passion that has become a religion.
Márquez has accumulated seven consecutive victories at Sachsenring and started from the pole position in all of them. Undoubtedly, Marc is a master of the German circuit. If he wins this weekend, he will become the second rider in history to win the same GP for eight straight years.
With the story I’m going to tell you, you’ll understand why I will never forget when, how and where I met Nicky Hayden. It was Friday, November 1, 2002, at the Cheste circuit in Valencia... my name is Marcelo Carbone.
Neither discouraged nor resigned…If anyone thought Marc Marquez’s state of mind would be affected after his crash in Argentina, they don’t know the Spanish champion’s character. “Racing is going for it and that will be my attitude next weekend in Texas from the very first practice session.”
He has been the talk of the preseason and will arrive to the first race of the year in Qatar next weekend as the big favorite. On paper, Maverick Viñales has everything under control...everything.