Since the commencement of a single MotoGP tire supplier, tire development work has become much more basic. The strenuous testing of the past is history and riders no longer have to undertake such ungrateful work.
Viñales doesn't hide his intentions for the 2017 season. He arrives in the Yamaha garage with a clear target: to win the MotoGP championship. After his two years learning process in Suzuki, he shows convinced to be ready to go for it.
“You have to realize and admit that the learning process goes through renouncing to the spotlights, through doing many laps and trying many different things in the practice sessions; and this normally puts you in a not very brilliant position in the classification at the end of the day", Maverick Viñales
Do you know a situation, not in motorcycling but in any other sport, where the losers finance the victor so that he or she can take part in a higher level championship? This is exactly what happened with Naomichi Uramoto, winner of the All Japan GP2.
Between 2004 and 2010 HRC, the most powerful racing company in the world went through a dark period of ostracism. To turn things around Honda called upon one of his brightest engineers…Here is the story in his words.
Last November 26th, the Dani Pedrosa Fan Club organized their annual dinner to share the end of the season with their idol. But this time, in their 6th edition of this dinner, someone special sat at one of the tables: Lee Meng Fei.
Michelin’s arrival to MotoGP predicted that 2016 could be a detrimental year in terms of crashes. There was a foreshadowing of this in the tests throughout 2015, and the final figures of the season that just ended do not lie.
We can imagine that for Rossi the arrival of "another Spaniard" has become a kind of recurring nightmare....Lorenzo, Marquez and now this Viñales...What a pain these Spaniards are!
He has never had it easy, neither on nor off the track. Despite his results, Lorenzo was not Yamaha's favorite, but that hasn’t generated any kind of resentment toward the manufacturer.
The GP of Valencia wraps up the Jorge Lorenzo and Yamaha relationship. It's been nine years of intensity. Lorenzo’s engagement at Yamaha was never an easy one, but if we asked the involved characters what they would do differently if they could go back, the answer is clear: they would change nothing!
A great victory for Andrea Dovizioso, a good race for Valentino Rossi, a likely undeserved third place for Lorenzo and a new error by Marquez... Do you agree with our ratings and the performance evaluations we gave to the riders in Sepang?