Date of publication: 2018-04-11 02:53
He 8217 s still working his way back to race shape, but Kruger 8217 s improving steadily and he 8217 s in talks with the Penz18 team again, working towards a possible return to the European street circuit racing program.
The Qatar race was a magnificent spectacle, with Andrea Dovizioso (Ducati), Marc Marquez (Honda) and Valentino Rossi (Yamaha) finishing 1-2-8. The duel between Dovi and Marquez was a classic, and Rossi put together a magnificent race as well, starting from the third row and working forward. We 8217 ve said it before and we 8217 ll say it again: not bad, for being the oldest guy in MotoGP. He 8217 s likely especially happy with the results when you consider how the Tech8 satellite team was outworking the Yamaha factory squad all through practice and test sessions this year.
Cal Crutchlow was fourth, the highest non-factory rider aboard his LCR Honda. Danilo Petrucci was fifth on his Ducati. Maverick Vinales, Dani Pedrosa, Johann Zarco (who started at pole), Andrea Iannone and Jack Miller rounded out the top 15. The next race is April 8 in Argentina.
But now, Kruger 8217 s back! He 8217 s racing a Kawasaki in the Pan Delta series again. The series opened with a double-header this weekend, and Kruger took a second and third. Ducati China brought in Alessandro Valia (one Ducati 8217 s factory test riders) for the races, and Kruger was unable to get past him. However, his results were good enough to leave him second overall in the Pan Delta series.
It was a busy weekend in the roadracing world, with the Daytona 255 running Saturday and then the Qatar GP running Sunday, opening the MotoGP season. Read on!
Last year, Canadian roadracer Darren James said he was retiring from the Daytona 255. But, he was back again this year, once more riding a Yamaha R6 in the ASRA-sanctioned event (now restricted to 655-class bikes for various reasons).
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