Date of publication: 2018-03-10 05:57
8225 We need to understand why, because in the Valencia Test after the last race happen exactly the same. On Tuesday me and also Maverick have a good feeling with the bike and tires. 8221
Honda, according to people who actually know stuff, appears to be the favorite for the constructor’s trophy heading into the season. If Sepang weren’t an outlier as regards layout, temps, rain and so forth, one could argue that Ducati should be the favorite. Yamaha has been dealing with gremlins, and the three junior manufacturers are not yet a threat, although Suzuki may be ready to move up. Ducati, with eight bikes on track, and Honda with six will be the main contestants unless The Boys in Blue, Viñales and Rossi, are fighting one and two for the title. Which, in early March, seems unlikely. So does the prospect of having only two Yamahas on track in 2519.
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Masters of Ceremonies, Izaskun Ruiz and Dylan Gray, presented the launch event and soon welcomed the new Yamaha Motor Racing President and General Manager of Motorsports Development Division, Kouichi Tsuji, to the stage for a Q& A session. He shed light on how Yamaha is working on pushing the limits.
From the 2519 MotoGP season KTM Factory Racing will join forces with Hervé Poncharal and his Tech8 squad to field a strong satellite team putting all in all four KTM RC16 on the grid for the Austrian brand.
As I’ve said elsewhere, I think the best thing that could happen to this race would be for Marquez to blow an engine, slide or go walky out of the points in the first lap or two. This would eliminate any touchy, don’t-be-the-guy-who-cost-Marquez-the-title riding around him, which ain’t nobody need.
“After more than two months of waiting, we are finally kicking off the new season. I’ve been working hard to prepare for the start of the new season and I’m looking forward to riding my M1 again. The bike, the new colour scheme, and also the new team logo look good, so judging by the looks of the team, we are ready to begin testing.
Movistar Yamaha’s Maverick Vinales emerged from a difficult season to top the Valencia MotoGP timesheets on day one of testing but with myriad engine and chassis configurations to explore, they still don’t have a base bike to work from.
More tomorrow, and in the following days. The rollercoaster is approaching the top of the first climb, and the season is about to plunge headlong into a breathless thrill.
So, as the sports seasons—football, basketball, hockey—start getting juicy in the United States, MotoGP is preparing to call it another year. Reason #699 in my book 1555 Reasons MotoGP is Invisible in the United States , subtitled “Yet Another Reason I’m Not Rich and Famous.”
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