A title can become an obsession, especially when the rider has the merits to achieve it. Dani Pedrosa will finish at the end of the season his racing career lacking a MotoGP crown, but many still consider him a champion.
There is no one who "understands motorcycling" that disagrees: Quartararo has the talent to go fast on a motorcycle. But I don’t understand the urgency to close Fabio Quartararo as a second rider for Team SIC Petronas Yamaha, especially with the recent examples of Zarco, Viñales and Lorenzo.
Long chat with Ducati's chief engineer Gigi Dall'Igna in which he talks frankly about all the issues that surround the Ducati world: the "Lorenzo Affaire", the new Desmo/Yamaha, the "famous" magic fuel tank cover...
Can Lorenzo repeat his Mugello victory on a track where he has five wins, or will it be Dovizioso who repeats the triumph he had here last year? Will Márquez return to a run of victories that last saw him win three consecutive races? Can Rossi repeat the win he had here in 2016? Will Viñales return to the top as he did in testing three weeks ago?
Here we go... The Italian GP to be held in Mugello this weekend is one of the most exciting races of the calendar and a very special boost for the local riders who give it all in front of their enthusiastic fans. Here is our bet for the winners in three classes. Good luck and if you win, don't forget to send us some ;-)
Jorge Lorenzo has less and less room for maneuvering; at this point he has nearly no room left. The Spanish three times MotoGP world champion must first demonstrate that he is capable of being consistently competitive on the Desomosedici... and his time is drastically running out.
Joan Mir is the name of the moment. His quick progression in Moto2 has put him in the spotlight and he automatically entered the list of potential future riders on virtually all factory MotoGP teams. This is what he thinks about all this.