Definition: Explosive cyclogenesis is a meteorological phenomenon that occurs when a mass of hot air collides with another of cold air, generating devastating effects similar to those of a tropical cyclone. That is more or less the description of what happened last weekend on the left side of the Yamaha box, Maverick Viñales’s side
Viñales complains how difficult is to ride his Yamaha in the first part of the race with new tires and the full tank, but the truth is that between the time the traffic light goes out and the first turn is negotiated, Maverick has lost a total of 24 positions in these first 9 races. Maybe he has to look for the culprit somewhere else…
It is the most important race of the season for the four Japanese factories, with their own technical regulation, with electronics MotoGP riders can only dream of, with four tire brands on the track ... the 8 Hours of Suzuka is in another dimension.
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.
He has practically disappeared off the map. After a powerful start to the championship that led him to two seconds in Argentina and Jerez and to appear at Le Mans as the top favorite for victory, Johann Zarco seems to have dissolved like snow in the heat.
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...
For Valentino, there is no mercy when his results are at stake. Valentino races to win. If he doesn’t win he doesn’t enjoy racing. If doesn’t win he does anything and everything to get back to winning…anything.
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.