The World Championship travels this weekend to Assen, the most mythic circuit in the MotoGP calendar but a scenario that brings not too good memories to Jorge Lorenzo.
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.
“The main reason for all these changes is because you realize that through experiences and over time things change and you have to reinvent yourself. You have to find a way to adapt to the times, either with your riding and also outside of it".
For this season, Dani Pedrosa has made revolutionary changes to his environment. A new manager, new crew chief, new mechanics, new assistant and the presence of Sete Gibernau in the garage as a track consultant... So far these changes have shown to be quite effective: much in his style—working away from the spotlight—Dani Pedrosa finished the 2017 preseason brilliantly.
While HRC is deciding which engine configuration will be used during 2017, Honda’s satellite riders must stand by until that decision is made. In theory, they will learn which motor they will be riding with this season at the Qatar test in a few days.
"I am in the best moment of my career," says Andrea Dovizioso. For the rider from Forli, Italy, 2017 will be his tenth season in MotoGP and the fifth as a Ducati rider. Five years with more challenging than easy periods, Andrea has been on the hard road from nearly the beginning to the present day.