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.
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.
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.
He has no tattoos, he doesn’t walk around with sunglasses or a personalized cap; he doesn’t tweet, he does not smile to look nice, he doesn’t even use mobile phone... People say he is shy, it is not true: Johann Zarco is discreet, different.
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.
“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".