2018 will be his 14th season in the World Championship, and that has raced on five different types of bikes in MotoGP. With this history, one can imagine that Aleix is a guy who has turned races into a 9 to 5 job. But when it comes to talking about motorcycles, the Catalan rider does it with the intensity and passion of a youngster
The preseason means weeks of evaluating subjective sensations, analyzing mathematical data of the telemetry, listening to the observations of the track coach, and reviewing video images from every angle. MotoGP riders receive an avalanche of inputs that theoretically should help them go faster. How do they manage all this information?
Over the 26 years managing the World Championship, DORNA has tried different ways to give the championship stability. Through living and learning, Carmelo Ezpeleta—DORNA CEO – has realized that "peace" occurs through a balance between factories and private teams.
Scott Redding is the new kid on the Aprilia block. The Brit has a one year contract with the Noale factory, and as he stated in the headline, he knows he has to give his very best over the next nine months. 2018 will be his 11th year in the World Championship, but the first time that he will start the season as a full factory rider.
How much does a MotoGP team cost? How much does DORNA earn? How can is financed the worlwide show that is MotoGP today? Finding answers to questions to how to fund the World Championship paddock is impossible. As soon as the word "money" is mentioned, all mouths immediately close.
As much as it hurts the purists to admit it, MotoGP is now more a entertainment show than a sport. MotoGP has turned into a major performance in sporting event format which expands daily. Requests to organize races accumulating on the desk of DORNA.
"With the options we make available to the riders, we have introduced a variant that did not exist before: a strategy." The speaker is Nicola Goubert, head of Michelin at the GPs.
If you want to dispel any doubts about what was true and what wasn’t regarding Valentino Rossi’s participation at the Aragon GP two weeks ago, read this interview with Ángel Charté, medical director of the World Championship.
After the promising 2016 season, the MotoGP Suzuki project seemed to be on rails. But so far 2017 has been extremely frustrating. But aside from bad results, the worst part of the Suzuki crisis is the manifest lack of harmony between the parties that need to work together to move the project forward.
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.
Paradoxically, what at this point is clearly a crisis that was not expected -read here Lorenzo's adaptation problems-, it’s diluted in the best Ducati start of the World Championship we’ve seen in the last 8 years.