Date of publication: 2018-01-04 17:45
Heading up row two is the man who was fastest Friday, Ducati Team’s Jorge Lorenzo, who also crashed in qualifying but walked away unharmed. Lorenzo finished of a second off the pace, and will be joined on row two by Repsol Honda’s Dani Pedrosa and Ducati test time rider Michele Pirro.
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Row three is headed up by nine-time World Champion Valentino Rossi on the Movistar Yamaha MotoGP YZR-M1. Joining Rossi on row three are Aprilia Racing Team Gresini’s Aleix Espargaro and Dovizioso.
Fair enough, but i think you forget something that those crashes were on the practices not in the race, which Marc said it over and over that he was looking for the limit, so he can manage the risk while on the actual race.
And as Johann Zarco made his presence known to his fellow Yamaha riders and Iannone in the closing stages of the race, Marquez was able to just ease away at the front, taking maximum points and leaving the four behind to fight for the final podium places.
8225 I kept pushing because I knew that I had to do so if I wanted to be faster, but then I fell. As I said on Thursday, the ‘Marquez style’ will be okay until after the warm up, and that I want to work in the same way as always, pushing hard during the practices. The most important thing is that we’ve worked well all weekend and that we’ve got a good pace on used tires. For the race we must make a switch and change. We must see where Dovi is, where we can finish and do our best.”
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When the Spaniard lost the front of his Repsol Honda at Turn 1 of the Valencia season finale, he was just seven laps away from securing his fourth MotoGP title.
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