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Vinales had the worst weekend of his MotoGP career last time in Germany when he qualified 21st and finished last, but recovered strongly and took his first pole in 2021 with just 0.071 seconds.

Vinales set the early benchmark with 1: 32.413 minutes, with Q1 pacesetters Johann Zarco and Pol Espargaro on the Honda falling behind the Yamaha rider.

While Vinales got out for the pit lane after this lap, team-mate Quartararo was ahead with 1: 32.336 minutes before he started to illuminate the timing screens on his second flyer.

Quartararo blew the field as he entered the last sector and set an all-time lap record in Assen of 1: 31.922 minutes on that lap, 0.491 seconds ahead of Vinales.

On the first flying lap of his second run, Vinales put Quartararo’s time under pressure, but made a mistake in De Bult’s left turn and lost the lap.

He didn’t make such mistakes on his follow-up tour, however, digging deep to find a 1: 31.814 minute to wrest the provisional pole from Quartararo.

Quartararo came through the first two sectors of his last lap ahead of his team-mate, but he also made a mistake on Mandeven right at Turn 10 and had to be content with the second – he left Vinales to take his first pole since the Emilia Romagna GP to celebrate last year with a new lap record.

Francesco Bagnaia jumped to third place after his death on his factory Ducati, leading LCR’s Takaaki Nakagami and Zarco.

Miguel Oliveira briefly held a front row seat in the closing stages of Q2 but was pushed back to sixth place on his KTM ahead of Alex Rins, the Suzuki rider who ultimately crashed in Stekkenval.

Jack Miller starts on the other factory Ducati in eighth place ahead of Aleix Espargaro’s Aprilia, with world champion Joan Mir on the Suzuki, Hondas Pol Espargaro and Valentino Rossi (Petronas SRT) completing the top 12.

Tech 3’s Iker Lecuona looked like he would make it into Q2 for the first time in 2021 after finishing second behind Bagnaia on the checkered flag.

But Zarco denied his death after narrowly hitting the checkered flag to take another lap, and ousted Lecuona offline on the 13th.

Lorenzo Savadori will start in 15th place on his Aprilia ahead of Alex Marquez on the LCR Honda, while his brother Marc will start in 20th place on the factory Honda.

The six-time MotoGP World Champion fell while chasing Lecuona in De Bult’s left turn on his final flying lap.

The Avintia duo Luca Marini and Enea Bastianini took the Tech 3 KTM sister of Danilo Petrucci in 17th, 18th and 19th place.

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Vinales had the worst weekend of his MotoGP career last time in Germany when he qualified 21st and finished last, but recovered strongly and took his first pole in 2021 with just 0.071 seconds.

Vinales set the early benchmark with 1: 32.413 minutes, with Q1 pacesetters Johann Zarco and Pol Espargaro on the Honda falling behind the Yamaha rider.

While Vinales got out for the pit lane after this lap, team-mate Quartararo was ahead with 1: 32.336 minutes before he started to illuminate the timing screens on his second flyer.

Quartararo blew the field as he entered the last sector and set an all-time lap record in Assen of 1: 31.922 minutes on that lap, 0.491 seconds ahead of Vinales.

On the first flying lap of his second run, Vinales put Quartararo’s time under pressure, but made a mistake in De Bult’s left turn and lost the lap.

He didn’t make such mistakes on his follow-up tour, however, digging deep to find a 1: 31.814 minute to wrest the provisional pole from Quartararo.

Quartararo came through the first two sectors of his last lap ahead of his team-mate, but he also made a mistake on Mandeven right at Turn 10 and had to be content with the second – he left Vinales to take his first pole since the Emilia Romagna GP to celebrate last year with a new lap record.

Francesco Bagnaia jumped to third place after his death on his factory Ducati, leading LCR’s Takaaki Nakagami and Zarco.

Miguel Oliveira briefly held a front row seat in the closing stages of Q2 but was pushed back to sixth place on his KTM ahead of Alex Rins, the Suzuki rider who ultimately crashed in Stekkenval.

Jack Miller starts on the other factory Ducati in eighth place ahead of Aleix Espargaro’s Aprilia, with world champion Joan Mir on the Suzuki, Hondas Pol Espargaro and Valentino Rossi (Petronas SRT) completing the top 12.

Tech 3’s Iker Lecuona looked like he would make it into Q2 for the first time in 2021 after finishing second behind Bagnaia on the checkered flag.

But Zarco denied his death after narrowly hitting the checkered flag to take another lap, and ousted Lecuona offline on the 13th.

Lorenzo Savadori will start in 15th place on his Aprilia ahead of Alex Marquez on the LCR Honda, while his brother Marc will start in 20th place on the factory Honda.

The six-time MotoGP World Champion fell while chasing Lecuona in De Bult’s left turn on his final flying lap.

The Avintia duo Luca Marini and Enea Bastianini took the Tech 3 KTM sister of Danilo Petrucci in 17th, 18th and 19th place.

Assen MotoGP – Q2 Results:

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Combined with a miserable race for his three closest Yamaha rivals, Mir has more than doubled his title lead to 37 points, of which only 50 are left.

It only takes me 26 points to be crowned Suzuki’s first masterclass champion since 2000 at the second leg in Valencia next Sunday, with the final in Portimao still pending.

“I feel great because we finally got this victory. To be honest, it was difficult because the championship was getting closer every time and you always have to find a compromise between risk and speed,” said Mir.

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“Today the bike worked really well, I had a winning bike and I took the opportunity. Really happy. I honestly can’t ask for more.”

The talk of Mir becoming the first MotoGP world champion without a race win can now be forgotten.

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“I wasn’t worried, but there was something on my mind that I wanted to do,” said Mir, who had led in Austria earlier this year just because the race was abandoned for Maverick Vinales after a brake failure.

“The most important thing this season was that we were on the podium in some races in which we weren’t the favorites. But when I had the chance to win today, I took it. Today it was.”

“In Austria there was maybe another chance, but I didn’t get it. So the win is important, but this season in particular, a win is good, but to be on the podium is also nice.

“I’m also very happy for Suzuki that I finished first and second [for the first time since 1982]. That was still difficult to imagine at the start of the season. Let’s see if we can continue in this form next weekend.

“The championship situation is pretty good.”

Starting fifth after the wet qualifying, Mir was third at the end of the first lap, overtaking KTM’s Pol Espargaro and finishing second on lap 4 of 27 behind team-mate Alex Rins.

Shadowed by his GSX-RR colleague during the next 13 laps, many wondered if Mir would risk a pass. But after seeing a possible move in the final corner, Mir took an unexpected opportunity when Rins missed a gear and went slightly too far on Turn 11.

Free of the turbulent air left by the front tire through his teammate’s trail, Mir increased his pace to build a small but secure lead, which he defended to the checkered flag, and became the record-breaking ninth different winner of the 2020 season.

“I wanted to try to overtake at every moment, but Alex was really strong at the exit of Turn 2,” explained Mir.

“I don’t know if it was him, the bike, the electronics, but in that part he was stronger. It was strange because it wasn’t in a corner, but where you accelerate” [from turn 2-3] and that’s why it’s hard to understand.

“I couldn’t accelerate in the same way, so I probably lost a tenth on that part,” Mir explained. “But I was able to relax in the other parts of the circuit and at Suzuki we share everything, so let’s look at the dates for next weekend.

“What made the difference today at the end of the day was that the center front tire gets softer when you stand behind someone because the temperature gets high and you feel more tire movement.

“When I was in front I felt better on the bike. I had probably three tenths more that allowed me to go off a bit and that was the key.

“I’m happy because he pushed at the beginning today, I didn’t bother him, I let him do his own race, but when I did it I passed him and tried to increase my pace.”

With runner-up Rins, who is now second in the world championship with Petronas Yamaha’s Fabio Quartararo, Mir has even more reason to study his compatriot’s data before next weekend.

And given the shape of the M1 on Sunday (Best of 11), it could be up to Rins to at least delay Mir’s title celebration – a strange situation for the Suzuki team that could make the heart of team boss Davide Brivio beat faster that will be shown on TV on Sunday.

“Davide had a heart rate monitor ?!” told Me who didn’t know his boss had worn the device as part of the Dorna TV package.

“How many revolutions per minute?” asked me.

Said it doesn’t seem to go above 130, he replied, “130 isn’t much! I expected more. That means we have leeway to make the boss suffer a little more! We’re probably 60 RPM more!”

All jokes aside, I promised that next weekend he would be more focused than ever.

“We have to be very clever now more than ever because we have a really good lead on the points, but it’s not done yet. I think we are in a good position because our bike is working well.

“Probably, if I feel like going on today, I’ll try to get the win too or fight for the win and not think about it [the title]. But if I have trouble, we’ll see what I can do. “

“People who cannot pay their rent are under real pressure”

Suzuki was competitive last season, winning two races with Rins, while Mir took a best-of-fifth during an injury-related rookie season.

But speed alone won’t win a title and the most impressive aspect of Mir’s current season isn’t just the way he fought his way back from two early DNFs, but also kept an icy head in the championship leader’s pressure cooker setting over the last two rounds .

“I think we’re showing that pressure isn’t a big problem for us,” said Mir.

“Of course we have pressure. We play with our lives and have to be really focused on what we do. But in the end it’s our job and luckily I have no real pressure, just good pressure.”

“Because I’m winning this year [the title] it will be super good for me. But if I don’t win, it will have been a good year too. “

I may be a focused, well-paid motorcycle star now on the verge of achieving a lifelong dream, but the 23-year-old has a commendable awareness of those living outside the (literal) MotoGP bubble.

“Real pressure is on the people who cannot pay their rent because of these conditions, the coronavirus and all that, and who cannot bring home food,” Mir explained.

“When I hear questions about pressure, of course I think about it and say, ‘I don’t have any pressure. This is my job. I’ll be super good anyway’. So I’m privileged.”

And don’t expect the race win to change a lot for me.

“I thought that after winning a race I might become a different person,” told Me at the start of Suzuki’s Zoom video call on Sunday night. “I’m happy as you can imagine, but it looks like I’m the same person!”

Third place would be enough for me to win the title next Sunday by 26 points, even if Rins or Quartararo win the race.

Maverick Vinales (Yamaha), Franco Morbidelli (Yamaha) and Andrea Dovizioso (Ducati) are also still in the mathematical battle for the title, but are now 41, 45 and 45 points behind them.

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Combined with a miserable race for his three closest Yamaha rivals, Mir has more than doubled his title lead to 37 points, of which only 50 are left.

It only takes me 26 points to be crowned Suzuki’s first masterclass champion since 2000 at the second leg in Valencia next Sunday, with the final in Portimao still pending.

“I feel great because we finally got this victory. To be honest, it was difficult because the championship was getting closer every time and you always have to find a compromise between risk and speed,” said Mir.

Related articles

“Today the bike worked really well, I had a winning bike and I took the opportunity. Really happy. I honestly can’t ask for more.”

The talk of Mir becoming the first MotoGP world champion without a race win can now be forgotten.

Related articles

“I wasn’t worried, but there was something on my mind that I wanted to do,” said Mir, who had led in Austria earlier this year just because the race was abandoned for Maverick Vinales after a brake failure.

“The most important thing this season was that we were on the podium in some races in which we weren’t the favorites. But when I had the chance to win today, I took it. Today it was.”

“In Austria there was maybe another chance, but I didn’t get it. So the win is important, but this season in particular, a win is good, but to be on the podium is also nice.

“I’m also very happy for Suzuki that I finished first and second [for the first time since 1982]. That was still difficult to imagine at the start of the season. Let’s see if we can continue in this form next weekend.

“The championship situation is pretty good.”

Starting fifth after the wet qualifying, Mir was third at the end of the first lap, overtaking KTM’s Pol Espargaro and finishing second on lap 4 of 27 behind team-mate Alex Rins.

Shadowed by his GSX-RR colleague during the next 13 laps, many wondered if Mir would risk a pass. But after seeing a possible move in the final corner, Mir took an unexpected opportunity when Rins missed a gear and went slightly too far on Turn 11.

Free of the turbulent air left by the front tire through his teammate’s trail, Mir increased his pace to build a small but secure lead, which he defended to the checkered flag, and became the record-breaking ninth different winner of the 2020 season.

“I wanted to try to overtake at every moment, but Alex was really strong at the exit of Turn 2,” explained Mir.

“I don’t know if it was him, the bike, the electronics, but in that part he was stronger. It was strange because it wasn’t in a corner, but where you accelerate” [from turn 2-3] and that’s why it’s hard to understand.

“I couldn’t accelerate in the same way, so I probably lost a tenth on that part,” Mir explained. “But I was able to relax in the other parts of the circuit and at Suzuki we share everything, so let’s look at the dates for next weekend.

“What made the difference today at the end of the day was that the center front tire gets softer when you stand behind someone because the temperature gets high and you feel more tire movement.

“When I was in front I felt better on the bike. I had probably three tenths more that allowed me to go off a bit and that was the key.

“I’m happy because he pushed at the beginning today, I didn’t bother him, I let him do his own race, but when I did it I passed him and tried to increase my pace.”

With runner-up Rins, who is now second in the world championship with Petronas Yamaha’s Fabio Quartararo, Mir has even more reason to study his compatriot’s data before next weekend.

And given the shape of the M1 on Sunday (Best of 11), it could be up to Rins to at least delay Mir’s title celebration – a strange situation for the Suzuki team that could make the heart of team boss Davide Brivio beat faster that will be shown on TV on Sunday.

“Davide had a heart rate monitor ?!” told Me who didn’t know his boss had worn the device as part of the Dorna TV package.

“How many revolutions per minute?” asked me.

Said it doesn’t seem to go above 130, he replied, “130 isn’t much! I expected more. That means we have leeway to make the boss suffer a little more! We’re probably 60 RPM more!”

All jokes aside, I promised that next weekend he would be more focused than ever.

“We have to be very clever now more than ever because we have a really good lead on the points, but it’s not done yet. I think we are in a good position because our bike is working well.

“Probably, if I feel like going on today, I’ll try to get the win too or fight for the win and not think about it [the title]. But if I have trouble, we’ll see what I can do. “

“People who cannot pay their rent are under real pressure”

Suzuki was competitive last season, winning two races with Rins, while Mir took a best-of-fifth during an injury-related rookie season.

But speed alone won’t win a title and the most impressive aspect of Mir’s current season isn’t just the way he fought his way back from two early DNFs, but also kept an icy head in the championship leader’s pressure cooker setting over the last two rounds .

“I think we’re showing that pressure isn’t a big problem for us,” said Mir.

“Of course we have pressure. We play with our lives and have to be really focused on what we do. But in the end it’s our job and luckily I have no real pressure, just good pressure.”

“Because I’m winning this year [the title] it will be super good for me. But if I don’t win, it will have been a good year too. “

I may be a focused, well-paid motorcycle star now on the verge of achieving a lifelong dream, but the 23-year-old has a commendable awareness of those living outside the (literal) MotoGP bubble.

“Real pressure is on the people who cannot pay their rent because of these conditions, the coronavirus and all that, and who cannot bring home food,” Mir explained.

“When I hear questions about pressure, of course I think about it and say, ‘I don’t have any pressure. This is my job. I’ll be super good anyway’. So I’m privileged.”

And don’t expect the race win to change a lot for me.

“I thought that after winning a race I might become a different person,” told Me at the start of Suzuki’s Zoom video call on Sunday night. “I’m happy as you can imagine, but it looks like I’m the same person!”

Third place would be enough for me to win the title next Sunday by 26 points, even if Rins or Quartararo win the race.

Maverick Vinales (Yamaha), Franco Morbidelli (Yamaha) and Andrea Dovizioso (Ducati) are also still in the mathematical battle for the title, but are now 41, 45 and 45 points behind them.

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JACK Miller couldn’t have asked for a better first day in Ducati red.

Fifth place on the timesheet underscores a solid first day of MotoGP testing after the Valencia season, Miller’s first chance to get a handle on the Pramac Racing Ducati that he’ll be racing in 2018.

The bike Miller rides is the 2017 Desmosedici – the same one that gave Andrea Dovizioso six race wins and second place in the world championship.

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MARQUEZ: How he won the 2017 world title with 27 crashes

And – so far – it’s better than he expected.

“Have fun so far,” Miller told crash.net.

“I really enjoy my time with the team, not just on the bike, but also with the crew and the staff that I have here.

“In terms of lap time, it’s two tenths of my best time so far, but we haven’t touched the bike yet, so hopefully we’ll get through this afternoon and play around a bit more as soon as I get more at home, more adapted to the bike and we’ll see what the lap times and do. “

The 22-year-old spent the first three years of his MotoGP career on a Honda, the last two on a motorcycle, a few steps down in specification from what the world title is.

Miller leaves the Pramac garage for the first time. Image: Pramac RacingSource: Supplied

While both the Honda and Ducati have a reputation for being difficult-to-drive bikes at race pace, Miller said the Italian machine was a better fit for his riding style.

“It’s different,” he said. “I can read the front tire very well, especially this morning when we drove out and the track was so dirty and so cold, especially on the right side.

Miller speaks to Gigi Dall’igna, Ducati’s technical director, with as many Ducati factory employees as the Pramac crew in the garage. Image: Pramac RacingSource: Supplied

“I have a very good contact feeling with the rear tire, and of course the speed is there too; We all know the Ducati was one of the strongest on the straights and it’s definitely nice to finish that thing for sure.

“The braking stability is really very good, I haven’t really found the limit when braking because it’s just so strong.

Miller got both bikes off the deck on his first day aboard a Ducati! Image: Pramac RacingSource: Supplied

“The bike definitely doesn’t do as much wheelie as the other, and I enjoy that. Makes it easier to just focus on the line.

“This morning I got carried away a bit on a completely used tire and was able to turn the tires to hell. So I definitely have to be a little gentler on my wrist, I think, but the rest of the bike seems to suit my style. “

Miller will spend another day of testing in Valencia on Wednesday, which you can watch live on FOX SPORTS, before there is a final test for 2018 in Jerez before the winter break.

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JACK Miller couldn’t have asked for a better first day in Ducati red.

Fifth place on the timesheet underscores a solid first day of MotoGP testing after the Valencia season, Miller’s first chance to get a handle on the Pramac Racing Ducati that he’ll be racing in 2018.

The bike Miller rides is the 2017 Desmosedici – the same one that gave Andrea Dovizioso six race wins and second place in the world championship.

LIVE-STREAM the MotoGP post-season test in Valencia on FOX SPORTS. Get your free 2-week Foxtel Now trial and start watching in minutes. REGISTER NOW>

TV GUIDE: MotoGP test in Valencia after the season on FOX SPORTS

MARQUEZ: How he won the 2017 world title with 27 crashes

And – so far – it’s better than he expected.

“Have fun so far,” Miller told crash.net.

“I really enjoy my time with the team, not just on the bike, but also with the crew and the staff that I have here.

“In terms of lap time, it’s two tenths of my best time so far, but we haven’t touched the bike yet, so hopefully we’ll get through this afternoon and play around a bit more as soon as I get more at home, more adapted to the bike and we’ll see what the lap times and do. “

The 22-year-old spent the first three years of his MotoGP career on a Honda, the last two on a motorcycle, a few steps down in specification from what the world title is.

Miller leaves the Pramac garage for the first time. Image: Pramac RacingSource: Supplied

While both the Honda and Ducati have a reputation for being difficult-to-drive bikes at race pace, Miller said the Italian machine was a better fit for his riding style.

“It’s different,” he said. “I can read the front tire very well, especially this morning when we drove out and the track was so dirty and so cold, especially on the right side.

Miller speaks to Gigi Dall’igna, Ducati’s technical director, with as many Ducati factory employees as the Pramac crew in the garage. Image: Pramac RacingSource: Supplied

“I have a very good contact feeling with the rear tire, and of course the speed is there too; We all know the Ducati was one of the strongest on the straights and it’s definitely nice to finish that thing for sure.

“The braking stability is really very good, I haven’t really found the limit when braking because it’s just so strong.

Miller got both bikes off the deck on his first day aboard a Ducati! Image: Pramac RacingSource: Supplied

“The bike definitely doesn’t do as much wheelie as the other, and I enjoy that. Makes it easier to just focus on the line.

“This morning I got carried away a bit on a completely used tire and was able to turn the tires to hell. So I definitely have to be a little gentler on my wrist, I think, but the rest of the bike seems to suit my style. “

Miller will spend another day of testing in Valencia on Wednesday, which you can watch live on FOX SPORTS, before there is a final test for 2018 in Jerez before the winter break.

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It has been three and a half years since Casey Stoner entered the MotoGP paddock. “I think it was Mugello in 2018 when I was last here,” he said. He arrived in Portimao yesterday and the first stop was at the Ducati garage to say hello to his former crew chief Christian Gabarini. “That was my whole world for many years – he said – a lot of people, you know, there are family and friends in this paddock, we missed everyone, to be honest.”

The Australian smiled and relaxed, but admitted that he had had a tough time lately with serious health problems.

“Since I left my testing role at Ducati, I’ve had my shoulder reconstruction, which has been fantastic. I’ve struggled massively with my health and got so far that I couldn’t get up from the couch for five months. I was struggling a lot mentally, physically, so I’ve tried to deal with the situation for the past three or four years. “

“I’m never more than 60% of my usual self, I’ve learned to save my energy”

How are you doing at the moment

“I was trying to learn how to save energy all day. I felt better in December / January and thought I can do it now. Then I hit March / April and went backwards again. Sometimes I’m extremely exhausted and can’t explain it to myself, then other days I feel better. I am never more than 60% of my usual self. I had to learn to walk everywhere, which I hate, I went jogging everywhere. “

Do you miss not being in good shape?

“I wasn’t competitive in anything. I miss any kind of rivalry with others because I have been my competition for the last 4 years. I wanted to ride a mountain bike, get a good level and be competitive and serious, but unfortunately it got more difficult. “

A physical problem is limiting you, as is the case with Marquez, even if your situation is very different. How much influence do injuries have on a driver?

“Injuries definitely affect you, that’s part of racing. Something that I felt I was good at and Marc is good at pushing that into the background. We all make mistakes, but the most important thing is to learn from them. I was never really scared, I never wanted to crash. It’s different for Marc, he comes from a major injury, for a very long time with many complications, that will take its toll and time to get over it mentally and physically. When I had my ankle surgery and wasn’t allowed to walk for a few months, it will take his arm and shoulder so long to build up. There is no way to recreate riding a MotoGP motorcycle as much as you can train. Then of course there is the fear that it will happen again. It’s impossible to know what Marc is going through, but it’s certainly tough for him. “

“Marquez was good at solving Honda’s problems with his talent”

The Honda doesn’t seem in good shape either.

“Everyone at Marc knows that he is incredibly talented, he had a reaction timing that is second to none, that’s why he could always catch it so quickly after losing the front. One mistake he and his crew may have made in the early years could be that he was very strong on the brakes when he turned the bike, it was just good on the brakes. Even when I was testing with Honda, a lot of emphasis was placed on the braking and the stability of the brakes. Marc was good at solving the problems. “

Is Ducati on the verge of becoming world champion again?

“For a long time they were on the verge of having the full package and getting the job done. But if you have a Yamaha that produces a great package year after year, you have Marquez who, when you know he’s fit and healthy, on the Honda. You are very hard to beat. So you need the whole package to work together. And that can be difficult at times. I think you know if everything goes the way they want, they can win a championship. “

“I would like to try the Yamaha, my biggest competition”

If you could ride a MotoGP bike again, which one would you choose?

“Probably the Yamaha, because it was my biggest competition, the hardest bike to beat. It would be interesting to know what I saw during the race, how it actually felt, so it would be interesting to get an understanding of whether it would be possible to drive it differently from my competitors. “

Don’t you miss riding a MotoGP bike at all?

“I especially enjoyed training and qualifying on the weekends. Certainly not when testing. But practice and qualifying were always fun when everything came together. And then you just have to go as fast as you can for a lap or two. If you did everything right, it was much more exciting for me than ever to win a race. Because in the races you never drove as hard as you could, you always had to deal with tires, fuel … you always have the situation under control. “

“It was fantastic to race against Valentino, I learned a lot from him”

Have you caught up with your old rival Valentino?

“I haven’t caught up with him this weekend. If Valentino still loved his racing, there is no reason not to race. I wouldn’t make it myself. Because for me it meant winning a race. I still accepted that sometimes I couldn’t win, but at the same time I got up to race in the morning to win. And so I would really have a hard time not running competitively at the top and I missed Valentino at the front. I think for the past two or three years I would have loved to see him fight the guys. I think the race could have been incredible with that. “

How do you remember your rivalry with him?

“You know, me and Valentino had some amazing fights, we had a fantastic rivalry. Some good and bad points, some things went up to me and others really didn’t. But one thing was, you know, it’s fantastic to drive Valentino, and I learned from him, whether on the track or off the track, with his media. He was always very accomplished and very clever, very cunning. So I had to learn a hell of a lot. I am very happy for him now, with the news of his baby, it is the next chapter in his life, I am sure he will enjoy it. “

“I’m excited to see what Bezzecchi will do in MotoGP”

When you look at the young drivers, who impresses you?

“A lot of talents come through Nobody can ignore Acosta, it’s just amazing what he’s done this year It’s impressive to see someone of his maturity his age, Garcia was good to see too. Fernandez and Remy did a fantastic job as well Bezzecchi I think he has something special that I haven’t seen this year. I would like to see what he can do in MotoGP ”.

Young drivers have been criticized for their behavior on the track, what do you think?

“It needs more clarity and definitive decisions and tougher sanctions. In my opinion there is no longer any edge of the track and it just goes on, it’s just green paint. For me, the worst thing that can happen in racing is that there is no run-off. People are no longer afraid because there is no edge of the track. Everyone has to learn to have more respect for one another ”.

And what about the technical regulations?

“I think they drive up the price of development, but we’re basically turning it into Formula 1. I would like some parts to be gone, including electronics, a big reduction. I want drivers to slip, make mistakes and people fight for grip. It wouldn’t take much, overtaking would actually be better because it doesn’t just brake. “

You were the last rider to win the MotoGP championship with two different bikes, why is it so difficult for so many riders to switch bikes?

“I’m not in that person or their mind, in their system of getting things under control. For me, I knew up to the last half second how I could go fast with almost any bike relatively easily. I’ve been happier to adapt, a lot of riders say the bike doesn’t suit me or my style. All bikes have positive characteristics, it’s about compromises with the setup and how it wants to be ridden. For me the biggest thing was that I wasn’t proud that I wanted everything to work for me. “

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It has been three and a half years since Casey Stoner entered the MotoGP paddock. “I think it was Mugello in 2018 when I was last here,” he said. He arrived in Portimao yesterday and the first stop was at the Ducati garage to say hello to his former crew chief Christian Gabarini. “That was my whole world for many years – he said – a lot of people, you know, there are family and friends in this paddock, we missed everyone, to be honest.”

The Australian smiled and relaxed, but admitted that he had had a tough time lately with serious health problems.

“Since I left my testing role at Ducati, I’ve had my shoulder reconstruction, which has been fantastic. I’ve struggled massively with my health and got so far that I couldn’t get up from the couch for five months. I was struggling a lot mentally, physically, so I’ve tried to deal with the situation for the past three or four years. “

“I’m never more than 60% of my usual self, I’ve learned to save my energy”

How are you doing at the moment

“I was trying to learn how to save energy all day. I felt better in December / January and thought I can do it now. Then I hit March / April and went backwards again. Sometimes I’m extremely exhausted and can’t explain it to myself, then other days I feel better. I am never more than 60% of my usual self. I had to learn to walk everywhere, which I hate, I went jogging everywhere. “

Do you miss not being in good shape?

“I wasn’t competitive in anything. I miss any kind of rivalry with others because I have been my competition for the last 4 years. I wanted to ride a mountain bike, get a good level and be competitive and serious, but unfortunately it got more difficult. “

A physical problem is limiting you, as is the case with Marquez, even if your situation is very different. How much influence do injuries have on a driver?

“Injuries definitely affect you, that’s part of racing. Something that I felt I was good at and Marc is good at pushing that into the background. We all make mistakes, but the most important thing is to learn from them. I was never really scared, I never wanted to crash. It’s different for Marc, he comes from a major injury, for a very long time with many complications, that will take its toll and time to get over it mentally and physically. When I had my ankle surgery and wasn’t allowed to walk for a few months, it will take his arm and shoulder so long to build up. There is no way to recreate riding a MotoGP motorcycle as much as you can train. Then of course there is the fear that it will happen again. It’s impossible to know what Marc is going through, but it’s certainly tough for him. “

“Marquez was good at solving Honda’s problems with his talent”

The Honda doesn’t seem in good shape either.

“Everyone at Marc knows that he is incredibly talented, he had a reaction timing that is second to none, that’s why he could always catch it so quickly after losing the front. One mistake he and his crew may have made in the early years could be that he was very strong on the brakes when he turned the bike, it was just good on the brakes. Even when I was testing with Honda, a lot of emphasis was placed on the braking and the stability of the brakes. Marc was good at solving the problems. “

Is Ducati on the verge of becoming world champion again?

“For a long time they were on the verge of having the full package and getting the job done. But if you have a Yamaha that produces a great package year after year, you have Marquez who, when you know he’s fit and healthy, on the Honda. You are very hard to beat. So you need the whole package to work together. And that can be difficult at times. I think you know if everything goes the way they want, they can win a championship. “

“I would like to try the Yamaha, my biggest competition”

If you could ride a MotoGP bike again, which one would you choose?

“Probably the Yamaha, because it was my biggest competition, the hardest bike to beat. It would be interesting to know what I saw during the race, how it actually felt, so it would be interesting to get an understanding of whether it would be possible to drive it differently from my competitors. “

Don’t you miss riding a MotoGP bike at all?

“I especially enjoyed training and qualifying on the weekends. Certainly not when testing. But practice and qualifying were always fun when everything came together. And then you just have to go as fast as you can for a lap or two. If you did everything right, it was much more exciting for me than ever to win a race. Because in the races you never drove as hard as you could, you always had to deal with tires, fuel … you always have the situation under control. “

“It was fantastic to race against Valentino, I learned a lot from him”

Have you caught up with your old rival Valentino?

“I haven’t caught up with him this weekend. If Valentino still loved his racing, there is no reason not to race. I wouldn’t make it myself. Because for me it meant winning a race. I still accepted that sometimes I couldn’t win, but at the same time I got up to race in the morning to win. And so I would really have a hard time not running competitively at the top and I missed Valentino at the front. I think for the past two or three years I would have loved to see him fight the guys. I think the race could have been incredible with that. “

How do you remember your rivalry with him?

“You know, me and Valentino had some amazing fights, we had a fantastic rivalry. Some good and bad points, some things went up to me and others really didn’t. But one thing was, you know, it’s fantastic to drive Valentino, and I learned from him, whether on the track or off the track, with his media. He was always very accomplished and very clever, very cunning. So I had to learn a hell of a lot. I am very happy for him now, with the news of his baby, it is the next chapter in his life, I am sure he will enjoy it. “

“I’m excited to see what Bezzecchi will do in MotoGP”

When you look at the young drivers, who impresses you?

“A lot of talents come through Nobody can ignore Acosta, it’s just amazing what he’s done this year It’s impressive to see someone of his maturity his age, Garcia was good to see too. Fernandez and Remy did a fantastic job as well Bezzecchi I think he has something special that I haven’t seen this year. I would like to see what he can do in MotoGP ”.

Young drivers have been criticized for their behavior on the track, what do you think?

“It needs more clarity and definitive decisions and tougher sanctions. In my opinion there is no longer any edge of the track and it just goes on, it’s just green paint. For me, the worst thing that can happen in racing is that there is no run-off. People are no longer afraid because there is no edge of the track. Everyone has to learn to have more respect for one another ”.

And what about the technical regulations?

“I think they drive up the price of development, but we’re basically turning it into Formula 1. I would like some parts to be gone, including electronics, a big reduction. I want drivers to slip, make mistakes and people fight for grip. It wouldn’t take much, overtaking would actually be better because it doesn’t just brake. “

You were the last rider to win the MotoGP championship with two different bikes, why is it so difficult for so many riders to switch bikes?

“I’m not in that person or their mind, in their system of getting things under control. For me, I knew up to the last half second how I could go fast with almost any bike relatively easily. I’ve been happier to adapt, a lot of riders say the bike doesn’t suit me or my style. All bikes have positive characteristics, it’s about compromises with the setup and how it wants to be ridden. For me the biggest thing was that I wasn’t proud that I wanted everything to work for me. “

" ["date_timestamp"]=> int(1636958034) } [4]=> array(12) { ["title"]=> string(100) "MotoGP, Quartararo felt the pressure to be in Rossi’s place at the start of the season but not now" ["link"]=> string(133) "https://motoamerica.info/2021/11/14/motogp-quartararo-felt-the-pressure-to-be-in-rossis-place-at-the-start-of-the-season-but-not-now/" ["dc"]=> array(1) { ["creator"]=> string(17) "Brandon Catterson" } ["pubdate"]=> string(31) "Mon, 15 Nov 2021 06:31:54 +0000" ["category"]=> string(13) "Yamaha MotoGP" ["guid"]=> string(133) "https://motoamerica.info/2021/11/14/motogp-quartararo-felt-the-pressure-to-be-in-rossis-place-at-the-start-of-the-season-but-not-now/" ["description"]=> string(174) "Mature, fast, unstoppable, so the best possible version of Fabio Quartararo, who used the mistakes of last year to get stronger in every way. His race in Assen was so… " ["content"]=> array(1) { ["encoded"]=> string(3378) "

Mature, fast, unstoppable, so the best possible version of Fabio Quartararo, who used the mistakes of last year to get stronger in every way. His race in Assen was so perfect that you can even forgive him for his performance as a golfer at the celebration. “I promise I’ll work out,” he joked. He had already put the right ball into the hole and was even able to overtake Bagnaia, who did everything in the first laps to prevent him from escaping.

“I struggled so hard to overtake him, I tried in a corner, 12, where I didn’t think I would, but I succeeded.” – the Frenchman commented with satisfaction – and I had a bit of a struggle with my right arm all weekend, but like many drivers. “

Now he can go on vacation with confidence, 34 points ahead of Zarco and 47 ahead of Bagnaia. Nice prey that maybe not even he would have expected at this point in the season.

“At the beginning of the year I had no pressure from the team, but from outside – he remembered – The media said that I took the place of King of Valentino and that I had to live up to it. Although I tried not to listen to all of these comments, I just hoped that they would stop. The victory in Qatar made me very happy and from that moment on I didn’t feel the pressure anymore. Another important Grand Prix was that of Portimao as 2020 was a disaster while this year went well. I thought I would do well this season, but not like that ”.

There are observers who believe that now only Fabio can lose the title.

“I’m at a good moment in my career, every time I get on the bike I feel better, but I don’t think that I alone can make mistakes. The Ducatis and Mir are very fast and the championship is still wide open. There are so many strong drivers, I don’t see a specific one and have to concentrate on myself. I have a good advantage, but I have to start the second part of the season like the first two races in Qatar. This will be fundamental ”.

Quartararo has also shown that he doesn’t give up in difficult times.

“If they are, they were caused by my problem, like my arm in Jerez, not the bike. In Barcelona it was a disappointment, it was hard to see people protesting in Race Direction – he remembered the GP he did with the leather open – I laughed at that. I was excited by the words from Me, but now everything is cleared up.

The only shortcoming that can be found in the pairing of Fabio and M1 is the top speed.

“To be honest, we’re missing a bit of horsepower, but there is one more thing I won’t say and I’ve already asked Yamaha – he explained without giving too much away – This is one aspect that we struggle with compared to all other motorcycles. When we sort that out, we’ll improve our top speed a little too.

However, now is the time to start thinking about calm.

“The first week I’ll have a nice vacation with my family, whom I haven’t seen for a long time, but from the middle of the second week I’ll go back to training as always”, he concluded.

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Mature, fast, unstoppable, so the best possible version of Fabio Quartararo, who used the mistakes of last year to get stronger in every way. His race in Assen was so perfect that you can even forgive him for his performance as a golfer at the celebration. “I promise I’ll work out,” he joked. He had already put the right ball into the hole and was even able to overtake Bagnaia, who did everything in the first laps to prevent him from escaping.

“I struggled so hard to overtake him, I tried in a corner, 12, where I didn’t think I would, but I succeeded.” – the Frenchman commented with satisfaction – and I had a bit of a struggle with my right arm all weekend, but like many drivers. “

Now he can go on vacation with confidence, 34 points ahead of Zarco and 47 ahead of Bagnaia. Nice prey that maybe not even he would have expected at this point in the season.

“At the beginning of the year I had no pressure from the team, but from outside – he remembered – The media said that I took the place of King of Valentino and that I had to live up to it. Although I tried not to listen to all of these comments, I just hoped that they would stop. The victory in Qatar made me very happy and from that moment on I didn’t feel the pressure anymore. Another important Grand Prix was that of Portimao as 2020 was a disaster while this year went well. I thought I would do well this season, but not like that ”.

There are observers who believe that now only Fabio can lose the title.

“I’m at a good moment in my career, every time I get on the bike I feel better, but I don’t think that I alone can make mistakes. The Ducatis and Mir are very fast and the championship is still wide open. There are so many strong drivers, I don’t see a specific one and have to concentrate on myself. I have a good advantage, but I have to start the second part of the season like the first two races in Qatar. This will be fundamental ”.

Quartararo has also shown that he doesn’t give up in difficult times.

“If they are, they were caused by my problem, like my arm in Jerez, not the bike. In Barcelona it was a disappointment, it was hard to see people protesting in Race Direction – he remembered the GP he did with the leather open – I laughed at that. I was excited by the words from Me, but now everything is cleared up.

The only shortcoming that can be found in the pairing of Fabio and M1 is the top speed.

“To be honest, we’re missing a bit of horsepower, but there is one more thing I won’t say and I’ve already asked Yamaha – he explained without giving too much away – This is one aspect that we struggle with compared to all other motorcycles. When we sort that out, we’ll improve our top speed a little too.

However, now is the time to start thinking about calm.

“The first week I’ll have a nice vacation with my family, whom I haven’t seen for a long time, but from the middle of the second week I’ll go back to training as always”, he concluded.

" ["date_timestamp"]=> int(1636957914) } [5]=> array(12) { ["title"]=> string(85) "MotoGP, Arai and the Hayden family remember # 69 with the ‘Nicky Reset Corsair-X’" ["link"]=> string(113) "https://motoamerica.info/2021/11/14/motogp-arai-and-the-hayden-family-remember-69-with-the-nicky-reset-corsair-x/" ["dc"]=> array(1) { ["creator"]=> string(17) "Brandon Catterson" } ["pubdate"]=> string(31) "Mon, 15 Nov 2021 06:26:53 +0000" ["category"]=> string(13) "Suzuki MotoGP" ["guid"]=> string(113) "https://motoamerica.info/2021/11/14/motogp-arai-and-the-hayden-family-remember-69-with-the-nicky-reset-corsair-x/" ["description"]=> string(179) "Arai introduced a new Nicky reset graphic on their popular Arai Corsair-X helmet. The helmet design was worn by Nicky Hayden at the 2013 MotoGP test in Valencia and became… " ["content"]=> array(1) { ["encoded"]=> string(2940) "

Arai introduced a new Nicky reset graphic on their popular Arai Corsair-X helmet. The helmet design was worn by Nicky Hayden at the 2013 MotoGP test in Valencia and became an iconic design after just that one appearance. Since then it has received frequent fan requests, and now the graphic is being made available to the public.
The new Nicky Reset Arai Corsair-X will be available to consumers shortly.

According to Arai, the Corsair-X has a long history of being one of the most advanced, high quality helmets in the world. It is the culmination of Arai’s extensive helmet design experience and unwavering focus on rider protection. And with features like the sophisticated VAS shield mechanism, dramatically improved airflow and ventilation, and an odor-resistant lining, the Corsair-X certainly has its place as Arai flagship deserves.

“At some point after Nicky’s death, the family collectively agreed that we wanted to keep his memory and legacy alive to honor all that he had accomplished and touched in such a short time – said the Hayden family – One of the most famous things that we thought could be instantly associated with Nicky was his helmet replicas. Over the years Nicky has had dozens of designs that fans around the world wore while driving as a token of loyalty and respect for him.

For these fans, we decided to partner with Arai to continue the production of Nicky’s replicas. Without the fans and their continued loyalty and desire for new Nickys designs, we wouldn’t go on. But fans keep asking for Nicky replicas, so we’re forced to make them available.

Since his death, we’ve produced replicas that Nicky wore in the heat of competition and even brought back one of his all-time fan favorites – the Nicky Laguna. Now we have a demand for a fan favorite that Nicky wore but was never offered as a replica.
Nicky Hayden wore the “Reset” design on his Arai helmet during off-season testing in Valencia in 2013. Photo courtesy of Arai.

The reset was a special one-off design that Nicky only wore once during off-season testing in Valencia in 2013.

Back then there was talk of doing the reset to a replica, but for one reason or another it just never happened.

Now that the demand for a new design started to grow, we worked with Arai to check fan feedback and found some for the reset design. In view of the current world situation, we thought the idea of ​​a reset was the perfect timing.

Hence, the Hayden family and Arai will once again honor Nicky’s memory and keep his legacy alive with this latest replica of Nicky Reset.

We’d like to thank all of the fans who asked for this design and who proudly wear it to keep Nicky’s memory alive. “

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Arai introduced a new Nicky reset graphic on their popular Arai Corsair-X helmet. The helmet design was worn by Nicky Hayden at the 2013 MotoGP test in Valencia and became an iconic design after just that one appearance. Since then it has received frequent fan requests, and now the graphic is being made available to the public.
The new Nicky Reset Arai Corsair-X will be available to consumers shortly.

According to Arai, the Corsair-X has a long history of being one of the most advanced, high quality helmets in the world. It is the culmination of Arai’s extensive helmet design experience and unwavering focus on rider protection. And with features like the sophisticated VAS shield mechanism, dramatically improved airflow and ventilation, and an odor-resistant lining, the Corsair-X certainly has its place as Arai flagship deserves.

“At some point after Nicky’s death, the family collectively agreed that we wanted to keep his memory and legacy alive to honor all that he had accomplished and touched in such a short time – said the Hayden family – One of the most famous things that we thought could be instantly associated with Nicky was his helmet replicas. Over the years Nicky has had dozens of designs that fans around the world wore while driving as a token of loyalty and respect for him.

For these fans, we decided to partner with Arai to continue the production of Nicky’s replicas. Without the fans and their continued loyalty and desire for new Nickys designs, we wouldn’t go on. But fans keep asking for Nicky replicas, so we’re forced to make them available.

Since his death, we’ve produced replicas that Nicky wore in the heat of competition and even brought back one of his all-time fan favorites – the Nicky Laguna. Now we have a demand for a fan favorite that Nicky wore but was never offered as a replica.
Nicky Hayden wore the “Reset” design on his Arai helmet during off-season testing in Valencia in 2013. Photo courtesy of Arai.

The reset was a special one-off design that Nicky only wore once during off-season testing in Valencia in 2013.

Back then there was talk of doing the reset to a replica, but for one reason or another it just never happened.

Now that the demand for a new design started to grow, we worked with Arai to check fan feedback and found some for the reset design. In view of the current world situation, we thought the idea of ​​a reset was the perfect timing.

Hence, the Hayden family and Arai will once again honor Nicky’s memory and keep his legacy alive with this latest replica of Nicky Reset.

We’d like to thank all of the fans who asked for this design and who proudly wear it to keep Nicky’s memory alive. “

" ["date_timestamp"]=> int(1636957613) } [6]=> array(12) { ["title"]=> string(67) "Valencia MotoGP: Miller: Everyone wants to be on a Ducati | MotoGP" ["link"]=> string(99) "https://motoamerica.info/2021/11/14/valencia-motogp-miller-everyone-wants-to-be-on-a-ducati-motogp/" ["dc"]=> array(1) { ["creator"]=> string(17) "Brandon Catterson" } ["pubdate"]=> string(31) "Mon, 15 Nov 2021 06:16:53 +0000" ["category"]=> string(6) "Ducati" ["guid"]=> string(99) "https://motoamerica.info/2021/11/14/valencia-motogp-miller-everyone-wants-to-be-on-a-ducati-motogp/" ["description"]=> string(177) "Jack Miller took his second MotoGP podium in a row after finishing third behind Francesco Bagnaia and Jorge Martin. Miller, who started the race in third place as he had… " ["content"]=> array(1) { ["encoded"]=> string(3117) "

Jack Miller took his second MotoGP podium in a row after finishing third behind Francesco Bagnaia and Jorge Martin.

Miller, who started the race in third place as he had finished, had to recover from an early part of the Grand Prix in which he slipped from second to sixth.

After challenging pole sitter Martin for the lead at the beginning of the second lap, Miller quickly lost places to Suzuki drivers Joan Mir and Alex Rins, team-mate Bagnaia and a fast-starting Fabio Quartararo.

But as the race progressed, Miller used his additional backstroke to fight his way back to third place before catching up with leaders Bagnaia and Martin.

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Miller was unable to get any higher despite pushing to the absolute limit, but his third place along with Bagnaia, who won his fourth race of the year, not only gave Ducati a historic all-Ducati podium, but also to the championship of his first team since 2007.

“I’m proud to be part of this historic podium. Three Ducati in the top three are just fantastic, it’s fantastic for them, fantastic for the team, fantastic for the engineers because they have worked so hard,” said Miller.

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“If we go back to 2011, 12, 13, the story is lengthy. But if we look at where we are now and how many bikes are so strong; I know when I got into MotoGP in 2015, if you do asking if, “If you wanted to get on a Ducati, you’d say, ‘not really,” but now everyone wants to get on a Ducati.

“I think this is the situation we are in right now. I think it depends on the drivers, the engineers and the way we have worked over the past few years.

“It’s been great to be part of this part of development over the past few years.”

After the race, Miller hinted at being overly conservative about tire management early on after seeing Marc Marquez use that tactic on his way to 2019 Valencia win.

Instead, Miller believes it cost him a better result and that he has to come from further back than Bagnaia or Martin needed.

Miller said: “In the first few laps I honestly felt like a deer in the headlights because I was trying to get past Jorge [Martin] but he passed me again immediately. Then I got a little nervous, you might say.

“I had a little moment when I hit the brakes on the last corner, him [Francesco Bagnaia] came through and then it was Suzuki, Suzuki, Yamaha. I thought what’s going on here.

“I was able to regain my composure, but I was a bit vulnerable, let’s say, because I was really trying to make it (rear tire) at the exit of Turn One and Turn 13.

“I remember Marc [Marquez] in the past those were the two points on the track where he was really slow and I could catch up, but later in the race there were two points where he was really fast.

“I tried to play the long game a bit, but going back that far definitely didn’t help.”

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Jack Miller took his second MotoGP podium in a row after finishing third behind Francesco Bagnaia and Jorge Martin.

Miller, who started the race in third place as he had finished, had to recover from an early part of the Grand Prix in which he slipped from second to sixth.

After challenging pole sitter Martin for the lead at the beginning of the second lap, Miller quickly lost places to Suzuki drivers Joan Mir and Alex Rins, team-mate Bagnaia and a fast-starting Fabio Quartararo.

But as the race progressed, Miller used his additional backstroke to fight his way back to third place before catching up with leaders Bagnaia and Martin.

Related articles

Miller was unable to get any higher despite pushing to the absolute limit, but his third place along with Bagnaia, who won his fourth race of the year, not only gave Ducati a historic all-Ducati podium, but also to the championship of his first team since 2007.

“I’m proud to be part of this historic podium. Three Ducati in the top three are just fantastic, it’s fantastic for them, fantastic for the team, fantastic for the engineers because they have worked so hard,” said Miller.

Related articles

“If we go back to 2011, 12, 13, the story is lengthy. But if we look at where we are now and how many bikes are so strong; I know when I got into MotoGP in 2015, if you do asking if, “If you wanted to get on a Ducati, you’d say, ‘not really,” but now everyone wants to get on a Ducati.

“I think this is the situation we are in right now. I think it depends on the drivers, the engineers and the way we have worked over the past few years.

“It’s been great to be part of this part of development over the past few years.”

After the race, Miller hinted at being overly conservative about tire management early on after seeing Marc Marquez use that tactic on his way to 2019 Valencia win.

Instead, Miller believes it cost him a better result and that he has to come from further back than Bagnaia or Martin needed.

Miller said: “In the first few laps I honestly felt like a deer in the headlights because I was trying to get past Jorge [Martin] but he passed me again immediately. Then I got a little nervous, you might say.

“I had a little moment when I hit the brakes on the last corner, him [Francesco Bagnaia] came through and then it was Suzuki, Suzuki, Yamaha. I thought what’s going on here.

“I was able to regain my composure, but I was a bit vulnerable, let’s say, because I was really trying to make it (rear tire) at the exit of Turn One and Turn 13.

“I remember Marc [Marquez] in the past those were the two points on the track where he was really slow and I could catch up, but later in the race there were two points where he was really fast.

“I tried to play the long game a bit, but going back that far definitely didn’t help.”

" ["date_timestamp"]=> int(1636957013) } [7]=> array(12) { ["title"]=> string(60) "MotoGP, The Honda Curse: legendary riders, careers shattered" ["link"]=> string(94) "https://motoamerica.info/2021/11/14/motogp-the-honda-curse-legendary-riders-careers-shattered/" ["dc"]=> array(1) { ["creator"]=> string(17) "Brandon Catterson" } ["pubdate"]=> string(31) "Mon, 15 Nov 2021 01:32:53 +0000" ["category"]=> string(10) "HRC MotoGP" ["guid"]=> string(94) "https://motoamerica.info/2021/11/14/motogp-the-honda-curse-legendary-riders-careers-shattered/" ["description"]=> string(166) "In sport it is difficult to accept the subject of luck and bad luck. When thinking of motorcycle racing, it would be nice to imagine a rider winning or losing… " ["content"]=> array(1) { ["encoded"]=> string(11342) "

In sport it is difficult to accept the subject of luck and bad luck. When thinking of motorcycle racing, it would be nice to imagine a rider winning or losing because of their talent alone, because they can get the maximum potential out of their motorcycle, or even because of their innate ability to openly challenge any opponent. But we all know that in every sport there is also another element that makes history, with a hidden hand but deeply influencing the stroke drawn by the pen. We speak of luck, bad luck, fate, fate or whatever we want to define it.

The history of the sport is full of episodes that have to do with bad luck or luck and When we think of Marc Marquez’s last two years, we can only believe that happiness is blindfolded more than ever. What happened to Marc risks jeopardizing the future of his MotoGP career and getting Honda into great trouble, a manufacturer that has experienced various trauma related to the end of the careers of exceptional riders, a kind of curse, throughout its sports history , who during its existence has brought some of the biggest stars of motorcycle racing to the bikes of HRC on the one hand, and put an end to their glamorous career on the other.

Freddie Spencer: a flash of pure genius, faded prematurely

Freddie Spencer is the first example that comes to mind. Almost Freddie came into the world championship to light the scene with his immense talent and to build the legend of the Yankee drivers after Kenny Roberts. His perfect driving style with a clean and effective style brought him three world titles with Honda and a golden period between 1983 and 1985. Especially in this third season, Freddie painted his own personal Mona Lisa and captured the title at 250 and 500 that same year.

But in 1986 its light went out immediately, not like a flashlight that gradually loses its power, but more like a lightbulb that is blown by an electric shock. Injury to his right shoulder, lack of sensitivity in his hand and entering a tunnel that led him to the end of a career that was to last much longer. He was on pole, he was in the lead and headed for the garage, never to come back as strong as before. There have been a lot of rumors, but the end of Fast Freddie’s competitiveness will forever remain one of the sport’s greatest mysteries.

Mick Doohan: From nightmare to dream, only to relapse

Fast forward and Honda welcomes an Australian named Mick Doohan to the team following the successes of Lawson and Gardner. He made his debut in 1989 and showed talent, winning his first race in 1990 and becoming a top driver. He fought for the title in 1991 and seemed ready to win it in 1992, a year that began triumphantly. He won five out of seven races and finished second in the other two. A dominance that was suddenly interrupted by his terrible crash in Assen.

His career seemed over, the Honda curse seemed to have struck again. But a guardian angel came to save Mick, and that angel was called Costa. Claudio Costa. He gave him another chance and Doohan managed to dominate from 1994 to 1998 and became a legend. But the curse was around the corner and In 1999 it struck relentlessly. Jerez was the place, but this time not even the angel Costa could work miracles. On with the credits, the last word on a career that he has given Honda and Mick so much, but which perhaps could have given both of them even more.

Dani Pedrosa: strong in spirit, fragile in body

From 500 to MotoGP and after Valentino Rossi, the category was looking for an heir that seemed to be coming in 2006. The name was that of Dani Pedrosa, his talent didn’t need an introduction, while the problem was having to set the lens a little too low to frame him in the photo. Dani was a phenomenon in the saddle, but he had a really small body and a MotoGP bike in 2006 was able to pull out over 250hp on the rear wheel, with electronics far from the effectiveness of those available today. However, Pedrosa did not give up and climbed back on the saddle after every fall, only his small body suffered more than the others from the violent blows of a crash at over 200 km / h.

He broke everything, collarbones, ankles, wrists, but in the saddle it stayed like granite and came close to the title several times. But almost every season he had to miss Grands Prix due to injury and never managed to get that crown. There wasn’t a single episode that ruined Dani’s career but the mixture of a wheel that was not always at the top and the same desire to outdo each other that often crashed him and strained his body that just couldn’t hold up. And so one of the most crystal clear talents in the history of the World Championship has never won a MotoGP title.

Casey Stoner: Indianapolis and Suzuka the points of no return

At the same time as Pedrosa, the Australian phenomenon par excellence hit Honda. Casey Stoner led Ducati to triumph in 2007 and with his immense talent he managed to hide the shortcomings of a project that were then revealed at the precise moment Casey was no longer in the saddle. Stoner won instantly, and in fact, he dominated with Honda.

2011 was almost a walk in the park, but his motivation for MotoGP was gone and in 2012 in France he announced his retirement. But bad luck was just around the corner, and especially in Indianapolis, where Casey injured his ankle and was forced to skip three races and give up the idea due to the aftermath of that problem Retiring as a world champion seemed within reach.

However, Stoner stayed close to the Honda environment, he completed some tests with the MotoGP motorcycle and then convinced himself to return to racing in 2015, but in Suzuka, at the 8 hours. His race was interrupted by a seemingly inexplicable fall while he was simply hypnotizing. The explanation was a throttle valve malfunction, directly at Suzuka. Old spirits awaken Stoner broke his shoulder blade and shin and gave up competition on a professional level for good.

Jorge Lorenzo: The missed dream team and the fear of paralysis

The dominant alien Marc Marquez has arrived in the Honda universe. But that wasn’t enough for Honda, and in 2019 they put together a dream tea like never before. Jorge Lorenzo, the man who was let down by Ducati with “impeccable” timing, seemed to make a simply infallible team with Marc. The winter didn’t start badly, Jorge was quick in Jerez, but injured himself in training in January and that’s when the problems started. He did not take part in the tests in Malaysia, he arrived in Qatar and found a bike tailored to Marquez’s needs in the garage. He tried anyway and crashed.

He fell many times, but kept getting on the bike. He seemed to have found the key to being competitive in Barcelona, ​​but he tried ten-pin bowling and knocked out three at a time. Vinales, Rossi, Dovizioso. Hardly a bastard one of them. But the speed was there, the results would come. Instead, Assen came and Lorenzo knew again what fear meant. He fell and broke a vertebra, risking paralysis, but luckily the tragedy was averted. However, Jorge lost enthusiasm, was afraid and that showed. He decided to quit despite having a multimillion-dollar deal in his pocket for 2020, thus lowering the credits of his career. Indeed, a champion’s career.

Marc Marquez: Two terrible years, the desire not to give up

Not a bad thing for Honda though, who decided to promote Alex along with his brother Marc. One will be the backbone, the other the rookie who has to grow and learn. To cement things well, HRC Marc had a contract signed until the end of 2023. Armored for four years as if to say there will be only crumbs for the others. But Jerez decided to change history in 2020 and Marc’s long ordeal begins. He broke his humerus, but had an operation and was back on his bike a week later.

He couldn’t ride and after a few days the unthinkable happened. The plate inserted in his arm bent, Marc had to go under the knife again. The recovery went poorly, the Spaniard felt he was not making any progress and decided to have his third operation at the end of 2020, but this time he hired Dr. Out of the question for me. Things seemed to be going well and Marc was back on his bike in Portimao in 2021. He was riding almost with only one arm, also because, in addition to the problem with his humerus, there was another problem in his right shoulder that was never completely resolved and Marc caused a lot of difficulties on the bike.

But he won anyway, dominated the Sachsenring, put Austin back in his trophy case and picked up Bagnaia’s present in Misano with a smile. Marc was back and although the steamroller was only seen in 2019, he could be a serious rival for the title again in 2022. Then the freezing shower came like a forgotten Pepsi in the freezer. Marc fell during training, suffered a head injury and double vision occurred again, which had afflicted him in 2011 and forced him to undergo an operation. The right eye nerve has been injured, it takes time to judge what to do.

But in the meantime, it’s impressive to look back and read this list of names that have been kind of unlucky. Two are missing worst of all, but you’ll understand for yourself why we didn’t want to write about it.

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In sport it is difficult to accept the subject of luck and bad luck. When thinking of motorcycle racing, it would be nice to imagine a rider winning or losing because of their talent alone, because they can get the maximum potential out of their motorcycle, or even because of their innate ability to openly challenge any opponent. But we all know that in every sport there is also another element that makes history, with a hidden hand but deeply influencing the stroke drawn by the pen. We speak of luck, bad luck, fate, fate or whatever we want to define it.

The history of the sport is full of episodes that have to do with bad luck or luck and When we think of Marc Marquez’s last two years, we can only believe that happiness is blindfolded more than ever. What happened to Marc risks jeopardizing the future of his MotoGP career and getting Honda into great trouble, a manufacturer that has experienced various trauma related to the end of the careers of exceptional riders, a kind of curse, throughout its sports history , who during its existence has brought some of the biggest stars of motorcycle racing to the bikes of HRC on the one hand, and put an end to their glamorous career on the other.

Freddie Spencer: a flash of pure genius, faded prematurely

Freddie Spencer is the first example that comes to mind. Almost Freddie came into the world championship to light the scene with his immense talent and to build the legend of the Yankee drivers after Kenny Roberts. His perfect driving style with a clean and effective style brought him three world titles with Honda and a golden period between 1983 and 1985. Especially in this third season, Freddie painted his own personal Mona Lisa and captured the title at 250 and 500 that same year.

But in 1986 its light went out immediately, not like a flashlight that gradually loses its power, but more like a lightbulb that is blown by an electric shock. Injury to his right shoulder, lack of sensitivity in his hand and entering a tunnel that led him to the end of a career that was to last much longer. He was on pole, he was in the lead and headed for the garage, never to come back as strong as before. There have been a lot of rumors, but the end of Fast Freddie’s competitiveness will forever remain one of the sport’s greatest mysteries.

Mick Doohan: From nightmare to dream, only to relapse

Fast forward and Honda welcomes an Australian named Mick Doohan to the team following the successes of Lawson and Gardner. He made his debut in 1989 and showed talent, winning his first race in 1990 and becoming a top driver. He fought for the title in 1991 and seemed ready to win it in 1992, a year that began triumphantly. He won five out of seven races and finished second in the other two. A dominance that was suddenly interrupted by his terrible crash in Assen.

His career seemed over, the Honda curse seemed to have struck again. But a guardian angel came to save Mick, and that angel was called Costa. Claudio Costa. He gave him another chance and Doohan managed to dominate from 1994 to 1998 and became a legend. But the curse was around the corner and In 1999 it struck relentlessly. Jerez was the place, but this time not even the angel Costa could work miracles. On with the credits, the last word on a career that he has given Honda and Mick so much, but which perhaps could have given both of them even more.

Dani Pedrosa: strong in spirit, fragile in body

From 500 to MotoGP and after Valentino Rossi, the category was looking for an heir that seemed to be coming in 2006. The name was that of Dani Pedrosa, his talent didn’t need an introduction, while the problem was having to set the lens a little too low to frame him in the photo. Dani was a phenomenon in the saddle, but he had a really small body and a MotoGP bike in 2006 was able to pull out over 250hp on the rear wheel, with electronics far from the effectiveness of those available today. However, Pedrosa did not give up and climbed back on the saddle after every fall, only his small body suffered more than the others from the violent blows of a crash at over 200 km / h.

He broke everything, collarbones, ankles, wrists, but in the saddle it stayed like granite and came close to the title several times. But almost every season he had to miss Grands Prix due to injury and never managed to get that crown. There wasn’t a single episode that ruined Dani’s career but the mixture of a wheel that was not always at the top and the same desire to outdo each other that often crashed him and strained his body that just couldn’t hold up. And so one of the most crystal clear talents in the history of the World Championship has never won a MotoGP title.

Casey Stoner: Indianapolis and Suzuka the points of no return

At the same time as Pedrosa, the Australian phenomenon par excellence hit Honda. Casey Stoner led Ducati to triumph in 2007 and with his immense talent he managed to hide the shortcomings of a project that were then revealed at the precise moment Casey was no longer in the saddle. Stoner won instantly, and in fact, he dominated with Honda.

2011 was almost a walk in the park, but his motivation for MotoGP was gone and in 2012 in France he announced his retirement. But bad luck was just around the corner, and especially in Indianapolis, where Casey injured his ankle and was forced to skip three races and give up the idea due to the aftermath of that problem Retiring as a world champion seemed within reach.

However, Stoner stayed close to the Honda environment, he completed some tests with the MotoGP motorcycle and then convinced himself to return to racing in 2015, but in Suzuka, at the 8 hours. His race was interrupted by a seemingly inexplicable fall while he was simply hypnotizing. The explanation was a throttle valve malfunction, directly at Suzuka. Old spirits awaken Stoner broke his shoulder blade and shin and gave up competition on a professional level for good.

Jorge Lorenzo: The missed dream team and the fear of paralysis

The dominant alien Marc Marquez has arrived in the Honda universe. But that wasn’t enough for Honda, and in 2019 they put together a dream tea like never before. Jorge Lorenzo, the man who was let down by Ducati with “impeccable” timing, seemed to make a simply infallible team with Marc. The winter didn’t start badly, Jorge was quick in Jerez, but injured himself in training in January and that’s when the problems started. He did not take part in the tests in Malaysia, he arrived in Qatar and found a bike tailored to Marquez’s needs in the garage. He tried anyway and crashed.

He fell many times, but kept getting on the bike. He seemed to have found the key to being competitive in Barcelona, ​​but he tried ten-pin bowling and knocked out three at a time. Vinales, Rossi, Dovizioso. Hardly a bastard one of them. But the speed was there, the results would come. Instead, Assen came and Lorenzo knew again what fear meant. He fell and broke a vertebra, risking paralysis, but luckily the tragedy was averted. However, Jorge lost enthusiasm, was afraid and that showed. He decided to quit despite having a multimillion-dollar deal in his pocket for 2020, thus lowering the credits of his career. Indeed, a champion’s career.

Marc Marquez: Two terrible years, the desire not to give up

Not a bad thing for Honda though, who decided to promote Alex along with his brother Marc. One will be the backbone, the other the rookie who has to grow and learn. To cement things well, HRC Marc had a contract signed until the end of 2023. Armored for four years as if to say there will be only crumbs for the others. But Jerez decided to change history in 2020 and Marc’s long ordeal begins. He broke his humerus, but had an operation and was back on his bike a week later.

He couldn’t ride and after a few days the unthinkable happened. The plate inserted in his arm bent, Marc had to go under the knife again. The recovery went poorly, the Spaniard felt he was not making any progress and decided to have his third operation at the end of 2020, but this time he hired Dr. Out of the question for me. Things seemed to be going well and Marc was back on his bike in Portimao in 2021. He was riding almost with only one arm, also because, in addition to the problem with his humerus, there was another problem in his right shoulder that was never completely resolved and Marc caused a lot of difficulties on the bike.

But he won anyway, dominated the Sachsenring, put Austin back in his trophy case and picked up Bagnaia’s present in Misano with a smile. Marc was back and although the steamroller was only seen in 2019, he could be a serious rival for the title again in 2022. Then the freezing shower came like a forgotten Pepsi in the freezer. Marc fell during training, suffered a head injury and double vision occurred again, which had afflicted him in 2011 and forced him to undergo an operation. The right eye nerve has been injured, it takes time to judge what to do.

But in the meantime, it’s impressive to look back and read this list of names that have been kind of unlucky. Two are missing worst of all, but you’ll understand for yourself why we didn’t want to write about it.

" ["date_timestamp"]=> int(1636939973) } [8]=> array(12) { ["title"]=> string(71) "MotoGP, Pierer: “KTM’s goal for 2021 is to win the MotoGP title.”" ["link"]=> string(96) "https://motoamerica.info/2021/11/14/motogp-pierer-ktms-goal-for-2021-is-to-win-the-motogp-title/" ["dc"]=> array(1) { ["creator"]=> string(17) "Brandon Catterson" } ["pubdate"]=> string(31) "Mon, 15 Nov 2021 01:25:54 +0000" ["category"]=> string(13) "Suzuki MotoGP" ["guid"]=> string(96) "https://motoamerica.info/2021/11/14/motogp-pierer-ktms-goal-for-2021-is-to-win-the-motogp-title/" ["description"]=> string(197) "This year, KTM won three races (two with Miguel Oliveria and one with Brad Binder), finished fourth in the constructors’ championship (a handful of points behind Suzuki and Yamaha and… " ["content"]=> array(1) { ["encoded"]=> string(1886) "

This year, KTM won three races (two with Miguel Oliveria and one with Brad Binder), finished fourth in the constructors’ championship (a handful of points behind Suzuki and Yamaha and ahead of Honda) and, with all of its results, was one of the best constructors and loses concessions for the first time since joining MotoGP.

The RC16 is a mature project and the top management of the Austrian company is ready for the next step: the fight for the world championship.

KTM boss, Stefan Pierer, explained it unequivocally in an interview with Speedweek. “In 2020 we achieved and exceeded our goals. We now have a technical foundation that allows multiple drivers to win and be in the top positions, and for the first time it offers the best opportunities for rookies, as Binder and Lecuona have shown. Our goal for next year is to fight for the world title and, if possible, to win it.

Pierer isn’t the only one who thinks that way. Hubert Trunkenpolz, The grandson of one of the founders of KTM wants the same thing.

I agree with Pierer. At a certain point, the title is the goal. It doesn’t matter which league we are in. A certain point is what we want“he stated.” I wouldn’t say we won’t have a chance. We are in a good position with three drivers who have won a race this season: Oliveira, Binder and Petrucci. Miguel and Brad have been with us for quite some time. If you want to win the World Cup, you have to do it soon or it will never happen. There are some risky young drivers like Morbidelli, Quartararo, Mir and Rins. If our two boys are in shape, they will probably fight for the title. Pit Beirer also expects a lot from Petrucci. “

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This year, KTM won three races (two with Miguel Oliveria and one with Brad Binder), finished fourth in the constructors’ championship (a handful of points behind Suzuki and Yamaha and ahead of Honda) and, with all of its results, was one of the best constructors and loses concessions for the first time since joining MotoGP.

The RC16 is a mature project and the top management of the Austrian company is ready for the next step: the fight for the world championship.

KTM boss, Stefan Pierer, explained it unequivocally in an interview with Speedweek. “In 2020 we achieved and exceeded our goals. We now have a technical foundation that allows multiple drivers to win and be in the top positions, and for the first time it offers the best opportunities for rookies, as Binder and Lecuona have shown. Our goal for next year is to fight for the world title and, if possible, to win it.

Pierer isn’t the only one who thinks that way. Hubert Trunkenpolz, The grandson of one of the founders of KTM wants the same thing.

I agree with Pierer. At a certain point, the title is the goal. It doesn’t matter which league we are in. A certain point is what we want“he stated.” I wouldn’t say we won’t have a chance. We are in a good position with three drivers who have won a race this season: Oliveira, Binder and Petrucci. Miguel and Brad have been with us for quite some time. If you want to win the World Cup, you have to do it soon or it will never happen. There are some risky young drivers like Morbidelli, Quartararo, Mir and Rins. If our two boys are in shape, they will probably fight for the title. Pit Beirer also expects a lot from Petrucci. “

" ["date_timestamp"]=> int(1636939554) } [9]=> array(12) { ["title"]=> string(50) "WSBK continues to work on Argentina Round for 2021" ["link"]=> string(87) "https://motoamerica.info/2021/11/14/wsbk-continues-to-work-on-argentina-round-for-2021/" ["dc"]=> array(1) { ["creator"]=> string(17) "Brandon Catterson" } ["pubdate"]=> string(31) "Mon, 15 Nov 2021 01:16:05 +0000" ["category"]=> string(6) "Ducati" ["guid"]=> string(87) "https://motoamerica.info/2021/11/14/wsbk-continues-to-work-on-argentina-round-for-2021/" ["description"]=> string(186) "The Superbike World Championship had to adjust its calendar to the pandemic again in 2021, for example the first races in Most (Czech Republic) and Navarra (Spain). At the moment… " ["content"]=> array(1) { ["encoded"]=> string(1194) "

The Superbike World Championship had to adjust its calendar to the pandemic again in 2021, for example the first races in Most (Czech Republic) and Navarra (Spain). At the moment there are still departures planned from Europe, one of them in Argentina, and the executive director of the championship, Gregorio Lavilla, spoke about the current situation.

The leader has published the situation report of the South American race on the official website of the WSBK: “At the moment there are two different conditions. Argentina is on the trail and at the moment we are confirming the possibility of going there to bypass the quarantine on entry as we are working in a kind of bubble to be in a safe environment and provide all the facilities to make the event possible ” .

According to Lavilla, the scenario on the table is that the competition will take place while maintaining the necessary arrangements: “We have regular weekly meetings with the relevant people on site and are working to ensure that the event will always take place despite the last season.” We need a pending confirmation on whether or not COVID will allow us to go there.

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The Superbike World Championship had to adjust its calendar to the pandemic again in 2021, for example the first races in Most (Czech Republic) and Navarra (Spain). At the moment there are still departures planned from Europe, one of them in Argentina, and the executive director of the championship, Gregorio Lavilla, spoke about the current situation.

The leader has published the situation report of the South American race on the official website of the WSBK: “At the moment there are two different conditions. Argentina is on the trail and at the moment we are confirming the possibility of going there to bypass the quarantine on entry as we are working in a kind of bubble to be in a safe environment and provide all the facilities to make the event possible ” .

According to Lavilla, the scenario on the table is that the competition will take place while maintaining the necessary arrangements: “We have regular weekly meetings with the relevant people on site and are working to ensure that the event will always take place despite the last season.” We need a pending confirmation on whether or not COVID will allow us to go there.

" ["date_timestamp"]=> int(1636938965) } [10]=> array(12) { ["title"]=> string(52) "Moto3: World Championship Race Results From Valencia" ["link"]=> string(88) "https://motoamerica.info/2021/11/14/moto3-world-championship-race-results-from-valencia/" ["dc"]=> array(1) { ["creator"]=> string(17) "Brandon Catterson" } ["pubdate"]=> string(31) "Sun, 14 Nov 2021 23:22:51 +0000" ["category"]=> string(12) "News Wrap-up" ["guid"]=> string(88) "https://motoamerica.info/2021/11/14/moto3-world-championship-race-results-from-valencia/" ["description"]=> string(188) "What is a Press Release? A “press release” is promotional text issued by a rider, team, company or organization to informthe public about an event, product, or service from the… " ["content"]=> array(1) { ["encoded"]=> string(879) "

What is a Press Release?

A “press release” is promotional text issued by a rider, team, company or organization to inform
the public about an event, product, or service from the issuer’s own point of view, and if deemed
to have news value, may be placed on roadracingworld.com as a service to our readers.

A press release is not an article written by Roadracingworld.com staffers. When a post is labeled with the words “press release”, it means that Roadracingworld.com is not responsible for its content and that Roadracingworld.com makes no guarantee that it is accurate. Not all press releases are posted and Roadracingworld.com may reject press releases if the content is too heavy on commercial promotion with little or no news value or if the press release contains obvious errors.


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What is a Press Release?

A “press release” is promotional text issued by a rider, team, company or organization to inform
the public about an event, product, or service from the issuer’s own point of view, and if deemed
to have news value, may be placed on roadracingworld.com as a service to our readers.

A press release is not an article written by Roadracingworld.com staffers. When a post is labeled with the words “press release”, it means that Roadracingworld.com is not responsible for its content and that Roadracingworld.com makes no guarantee that it is accurate. Not all press releases are posted and Roadracingworld.com may reject press releases if the content is too heavy on commercial promotion with little or no news value or if the press release contains obvious errors.


" ["date_timestamp"]=> int(1636932171) } [11]=> array(12) { ["title"]=> string(31) "Bagnaia wins when Rossi retires" ["link"]=> string(68) "https://motoamerica.info/2021/11/14/bagnaia-wins-when-rossi-retires/" ["dc"]=> array(1) { ["creator"]=> string(17) "Brandon Catterson" } ["pubdate"]=> string(31) "Sun, 14 Nov 2021 20:32:04 +0000" ["category"]=> string(10) "HRC MotoGP" ["guid"]=> string(68) "https://motoamerica.info/2021/11/14/bagnaia-wins-when-rossi-retires/" ["description"]=> string(183) "Francesco Bagnaia led a historic first Ducati 1-2-3 in a tense Valencia Grand Prix when Valentino Rossi ended his illustrious MotoGP career with a run in 10th place. After 432… " ["content"]=> array(1) { ["encoded"]=> string(3997) "

Francesco Bagnaia led a historic first Ducati 1-2-3 in a tense Valencia Grand Prix when Valentino Rossi ended his illustrious MotoGP career with a run in 10th place.

After 432 Grand Prix starts in 26 seasons, the nine-time world champion Rossi brought his career to 10th place in an emotional final after qualifying there.

The Petronas SRT rider made up one place to ninth on the first lap, but was downgraded to eleventh when Enea Bastianini raced past on his Avintia Ducati at the start of the race.

But a fall by Takaaki Nakagami put Rossi back in the top 10, with the Italian legend holding Franco Morbidelli’s factory Yamaha back to finish his final race in the fourth top 10 of a difficult 2021 season.

Poleman Jorge Martin nailed his start off the line to take the lead on the first corner at the start of the 27-lap final while Jack Miller and Joan Mir shadowed him.

Miller took the lead on the run at Turn 1 early on lap two, although Martin retaliated at Turn 2 while Mir would force his Suzuki into the Australian’s interior at Turn 4.

Bagnaia and Alex Rins would also quickly overcome Miller as he appeared to have difficulty stopping his factory Ducati in the early stages, while Bagnaia and Rins overtook me on lap four to chase Martin.

Up until the sixth tour, the top four of Martin, Bagnaia, Rins and Mir briefly opened a gap of around one second on the rest, although the top trio would soon fall behind for me.

Rins and Bagnaia traded second place on the same lap, but the former’s hopes of victory were dashed when he crashed at turn 6 on lap 11.

The pace of Martin and Bagnaia kept them out of reach of the pursuing Mir after Rins’ crash, and the Ducati factory rider glanced at Pramac’s Martin at Turn 6 on lap 15.

This proved unsuccessful, but Bagnaia took a great run on Turn 12 and followed Martin’s line back through the left turn on Turn 13 for a clinical pass for the lead into the final turn.

Bagnaia drove the best lap of the race and was more than four tenths behind, although Martin kept his factory Ducati counterpart within reach for a few more tours.

But on lap 22, Bagnaia had started to stretch his legs again, increasing his lead to over six tenths and further to over a second – although it slackened on the last lap – when he won the checkered flag for his fourth win in 2021.

Valentino Rossi, Petronas Yamaha SRT

Photo by: Gold and Goose / Motorsport Images

Behind, Mir’s podium finish faded as the race came to an end, and Miller regrouped in the second half after previously pretending to be chasing Martin when he made the final tour.

But Martin would stay in second place ahead of Miller to complete the first Ducati 1-2-3 in MotoGP history, while Ducati’s factory team secured the team’s title to expand its constructors’ crown in 2021.

In the end I faded to fourth place and beat world champion Fabio Quartararo on the factory Yamaha by a little more than two tenths, while Johann Zarco from Pramac completed the top 6.

Brad Binder held seventh place on the KTM ahead of Bastianini, Aprilias Aleix Espargaro and Rossi.

Franco Morbidelli finished 11th on the second factory Yamaha, while Andrea Dovizioso from SRT, Alex Marquez from LCR, Miguel Oliveira (KTM) and Iker Lecuona from Tech 3 rounded off the points on his last MotoGP outing.

Maverick Vinales on Aprilia, Avintias Luca Marini and the outgoing Danilo Petrucci on Tech 3 KTM were the last finishers.

Honda pulled Pol Espargaro back before Sunday’s race after his heavy crash in FP3 on Saturday. This was the first time since Assen 1992 that no Honda works team driver started a premier class Grand Prix in which Marc Marquez was already excluded with visual problems.

Race results:

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Francesco Bagnaia led a historic first Ducati 1-2-3 in a tense Valencia Grand Prix when Valentino Rossi ended his illustrious MotoGP career with a run in 10th place.

After 432 Grand Prix starts in 26 seasons, the nine-time world champion Rossi brought his career to 10th place in an emotional final after qualifying there.

The Petronas SRT rider made up one place to ninth on the first lap, but was downgraded to eleventh when Enea Bastianini raced past on his Avintia Ducati at the start of the race.

But a fall by Takaaki Nakagami put Rossi back in the top 10, with the Italian legend holding Franco Morbidelli’s factory Yamaha back to finish his final race in the fourth top 10 of a difficult 2021 season.

Poleman Jorge Martin nailed his start off the line to take the lead on the first corner at the start of the 27-lap final while Jack Miller and Joan Mir shadowed him.

Miller took the lead on the run at Turn 1 early on lap two, although Martin retaliated at Turn 2 while Mir would force his Suzuki into the Australian’s interior at Turn 4.

Bagnaia and Alex Rins would also quickly overcome Miller as he appeared to have difficulty stopping his factory Ducati in the early stages, while Bagnaia and Rins overtook me on lap four to chase Martin.

Up until the sixth tour, the top four of Martin, Bagnaia, Rins and Mir briefly opened a gap of around one second on the rest, although the top trio would soon fall behind for me.

Rins and Bagnaia traded second place on the same lap, but the former’s hopes of victory were dashed when he crashed at turn 6 on lap 11.

The pace of Martin and Bagnaia kept them out of reach of the pursuing Mir after Rins’ crash, and the Ducati factory rider glanced at Pramac’s Martin at Turn 6 on lap 15.

This proved unsuccessful, but Bagnaia took a great run on Turn 12 and followed Martin’s line back through the left turn on Turn 13 for a clinical pass for the lead into the final turn.

Bagnaia drove the best lap of the race and was more than four tenths behind, although Martin kept his factory Ducati counterpart within reach for a few more tours.

But on lap 22, Bagnaia had started to stretch his legs again, increasing his lead to over six tenths and further to over a second – although it slackened on the last lap – when he won the checkered flag for his fourth win in 2021.

Valentino Rossi, Petronas Yamaha SRT

Photo by: Gold and Goose / Motorsport Images

Behind, Mir’s podium finish faded as the race came to an end, and Miller regrouped in the second half after previously pretending to be chasing Martin when he made the final tour.

But Martin would stay in second place ahead of Miller to complete the first Ducati 1-2-3 in MotoGP history, while Ducati’s factory team secured the team’s title to expand its constructors’ crown in 2021.

In the end I faded to fourth place and beat world champion Fabio Quartararo on the factory Yamaha by a little more than two tenths, while Johann Zarco from Pramac completed the top 6.

Brad Binder held seventh place on the KTM ahead of Bastianini, Aprilias Aleix Espargaro and Rossi.

Franco Morbidelli finished 11th on the second factory Yamaha, while Andrea Dovizioso from SRT, Alex Marquez from LCR, Miguel Oliveira (KTM) and Iker Lecuona from Tech 3 rounded off the points on his last MotoGP outing.

Maverick Vinales on Aprilia, Avintias Luca Marini and the outgoing Danilo Petrucci on Tech 3 KTM were the last finishers.

Honda pulled Pol Espargaro back before Sunday’s race after his heavy crash in FP3 on Saturday. This was the first time since Assen 1992 that no Honda works team driver started a premier class Grand Prix in which Marc Marquez was already excluded with visual problems.

Race results:

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MotoGP races

MotoGP points

More from a press release from Dorna:

Hole in One: Quartararo conquers the cathedral

The Frenchman pulls the pin to reverse the Yamaha 1-2 on Sunday, with Mir cutting through to third place

Fabio Quartararo. Photo courtesy of Dorna.

Sunday June 27th 2021

Fabio Quartararo (Monster Energy Yamaha MotoGP) has perfected the tactics in the Motul TT Assen to assert himself as the winner. The duo are also pushing the plant past the milestone of 750 podium positions, with Yamaha now counting on 751 with two riders on the podium at Assen. Reigning champion Joan Mir (Team Suzuki Ecstar) completed the podium and started from tenth on the grid.

Quartararo took the holeshot from second, but the Frenchman was not allowed to escape prematurely as a co-starter from the front row when Francesco Bagnaia (Ducati Lenovo Team) jumped lap 1 at turn 8. It was close between Quartararo and Pecco, their exits compromised, which allowed Takaaki Nakagami (LCR Honda Idemitsu) to be by the pair’s side when Quartararo ran hot at Turn 9. Bagnaia said thank you very much, the Italian took the lead and held the position – for now.

Quartararo took a step to answer in the final chicane but was far away and Bagnaia got his GP21 up and fired back. That happened again on lap 6 before Quartararo took P1 on lap 7 in turns 12 and 13. How crucial should that turn out to be? Meanwhile, Nakagami was still holding Viñales in check, with Johann Zarco (Pramac Racing), Mir and Miguel Oliveira (Red Bull KTM Factory Racing) right behind.

In two 1: 32.8 seconds, Quartararo built a 1.2 lead over Bagnaia on lap 9. On lap 11 this gap was increased to 2.5 as Bagnaia had to concentrate to keep Nakagami behind. The Japanese overtook the Ducati rider on lap 11 with the quick kinks, but Bagnaia snatched P2 back on the first straight. Viñales, Zarco, Mir and Oliveira were all waiting in the starting blocks and a few laps later there was a copy of Nakagami against Bagnaia. However, drama hit when the number 63 was penalized for long laps for exceeding the track limit.

There was a lot of action on lap 15. Bagnaia went into the long lap penalty loop, and then his teammate Jack Miller fell unharmed at Turn 5. Nakagami was dropped by Mir in the same corner and Viñales was now in second place, four seconds behind the runaway leader Quartararo. I then passed Zarco at Turn 5, with eight laps to go he was third, while Oliveira was about half a second behind the Pramac driver in fifth.

At the front, the gap between Quartararo and Viñales narrowed to 2.5 with two laps to go as the latter seemed faster, but after losing too much ground, no one had an answer to El Diablo at Assen. A fourth 25-point season extends his championship lead to 34 points before the summer break. Viñales delivered impressive pace on the soft front tire at the end of the race, but it wasn’t enough to get Quartararo in place. Still, after finishing last at the Sachsenring, P2 is a great achievement for the Spaniard as the number 12 returns to the podium for the first time since his GP victory in Qatar. I kept his powder dry in front of Zarco and secured third place, the podium also his third of the season.

Zarco had to settle for fourth place, ahead of Oliveira in fifth, with a real fight that decided sixth place right behind. Marc Marquez got off to a breathtaking start from 20th place on the grid and quickly gained ten places. The eight-time world champion couldn’t quite get past despite being within 0.075 of the finish line while Bagnaia held sixth place. Aleix Espargaro (Aprilia Racing Team Gresini) finished eighth, Nakagami disappointed with ninth after an early podium battle and Pol Espargaro (Repsol Honda Team) completed the top ten.

11th place went to Alex Rins (Team Suzuki Ecstar) despite a run-off for number 42 after contact with Johann Zarco at the start of the race, with Suzuki holding back Brad Binder (Red Bull KTM Factory Racing) as the South African von Assen got his first taste on a MotoGP ™ bike. Danilo Petrucci (Tech3 KTM Factory Racing) finished 13th ahead of Alex Marquez (LCR Honda Castrol) – another premier class debut – and rookie Enea Bastianini (Avintia Esponsorama), who completed the points.

Valentino Rossi (Petronas Yamaha SRT) crashed quickly at Turn 7, but driver ok, Miller crashed at Turn 5. He came back but then had to stop with a mechanical problem. Iker Lecuona (Tech3 KTM Factory Racing) also crashed and Jorge Martin (Pramac Racing) was forced back into the pit lane with a problem.

Now it’s the summer break and a fresh start, with a one-two at the Red Bull Ring at the beginning of August. Quartararo enters the game with another win and a sizeable lead at the front, but can anyone strike back in the second half? Be there at the Grand Prix of Styria from August 6th to 8th.

Fabio Quartararo: “I trained a little higher with the ball all days, but it was tough. It was a really tough race, I struggled so hard to overtake Pecco. I struggled a bit with my right arm all weekend and in the race I could have been three or four tenths faster every lap but I felt really bad and halfway through the race I was a little scared but I have it keep the pace and I can be happy because he won the fight with Maverick on Saturday, but the points come on Sunday so I’m so happy. “

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MotoGP races

MotoGP points

More from a press release from Dorna:

Hole in One: Quartararo conquers the cathedral

The Frenchman pulls the pin to reverse the Yamaha 1-2 on Sunday, with Mir cutting through to third place

Fabio Quartararo. Photo courtesy of Dorna.

Sunday June 27th 2021

Fabio Quartararo (Monster Energy Yamaha MotoGP) has perfected the tactics in the Motul TT Assen to assert himself as the winner. The duo are also pushing the plant past the milestone of 750 podium positions, with Yamaha now counting on 751 with two riders on the podium at Assen. Reigning champion Joan Mir (Team Suzuki Ecstar) completed the podium and started from tenth on the grid.

Quartararo took the holeshot from second, but the Frenchman was not allowed to escape prematurely as a co-starter from the front row when Francesco Bagnaia (Ducati Lenovo Team) jumped lap 1 at turn 8. It was close between Quartararo and Pecco, their exits compromised, which allowed Takaaki Nakagami (LCR Honda Idemitsu) to be by the pair’s side when Quartararo ran hot at Turn 9. Bagnaia said thank you very much, the Italian took the lead and held the position – for now.

Quartararo took a step to answer in the final chicane but was far away and Bagnaia got his GP21 up and fired back. That happened again on lap 6 before Quartararo took P1 on lap 7 in turns 12 and 13. How crucial should that turn out to be? Meanwhile, Nakagami was still holding Viñales in check, with Johann Zarco (Pramac Racing), Mir and Miguel Oliveira (Red Bull KTM Factory Racing) right behind.

In two 1: 32.8 seconds, Quartararo built a 1.2 lead over Bagnaia on lap 9. On lap 11 this gap was increased to 2.5 as Bagnaia had to concentrate to keep Nakagami behind. The Japanese overtook the Ducati rider on lap 11 with the quick kinks, but Bagnaia snatched P2 back on the first straight. Viñales, Zarco, Mir and Oliveira were all waiting in the starting blocks and a few laps later there was a copy of Nakagami against Bagnaia. However, drama hit when the number 63 was penalized for long laps for exceeding the track limit.

There was a lot of action on lap 15. Bagnaia went into the long lap penalty loop, and then his teammate Jack Miller fell unharmed at Turn 5. Nakagami was dropped by Mir in the same corner and Viñales was now in second place, four seconds behind the runaway leader Quartararo. I then passed Zarco at Turn 5, with eight laps to go he was third, while Oliveira was about half a second behind the Pramac driver in fifth.

At the front, the gap between Quartararo and Viñales narrowed to 2.5 with two laps to go as the latter seemed faster, but after losing too much ground, no one had an answer to El Diablo at Assen. A fourth 25-point season extends his championship lead to 34 points before the summer break. Viñales delivered impressive pace on the soft front tire at the end of the race, but it wasn’t enough to get Quartararo in place. Still, after finishing last at the Sachsenring, P2 is a great achievement for the Spaniard as the number 12 returns to the podium for the first time since his GP victory in Qatar. I kept his powder dry in front of Zarco and secured third place, the podium also his third of the season.

Zarco had to settle for fourth place, ahead of Oliveira in fifth, with a real fight that decided sixth place right behind. Marc Marquez got off to a breathtaking start from 20th place on the grid and quickly gained ten places. The eight-time world champion couldn’t quite get past despite being within 0.075 of the finish line while Bagnaia held sixth place. Aleix Espargaro (Aprilia Racing Team Gresini) finished eighth, Nakagami disappointed with ninth after an early podium battle and Pol Espargaro (Repsol Honda Team) completed the top ten.

11th place went to Alex Rins (Team Suzuki Ecstar) despite a run-off for number 42 after contact with Johann Zarco at the start of the race, with Suzuki holding back Brad Binder (Red Bull KTM Factory Racing) as the South African von Assen got his first taste on a MotoGP ™ bike. Danilo Petrucci (Tech3 KTM Factory Racing) finished 13th ahead of Alex Marquez (LCR Honda Castrol) – another premier class debut – and rookie Enea Bastianini (Avintia Esponsorama), who completed the points.

Valentino Rossi (Petronas Yamaha SRT) crashed quickly at Turn 7, but driver ok, Miller crashed at Turn 5. He came back but then had to stop with a mechanical problem. Iker Lecuona (Tech3 KTM Factory Racing) also crashed and Jorge Martin (Pramac Racing) was forced back into the pit lane with a problem.

Now it’s the summer break and a fresh start, with a one-two at the Red Bull Ring at the beginning of August. Quartararo enters the game with another win and a sizeable lead at the front, but can anyone strike back in the second half? Be there at the Grand Prix of Styria from August 6th to 8th.

Fabio Quartararo: “I trained a little higher with the ball all days, but it was tough. It was a really tough race, I struggled so hard to overtake Pecco. I struggled a bit with my right arm all weekend and in the race I could have been three or four tenths faster every lap but I felt really bad and halfway through the race I was a little scared but I have it keep the pace and I can be happy because he won the fight with Maverick on Saturday, but the points come on Sunday so I’m so happy. “

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The last race of the season at the Valencia circuit left a bitter aftertaste on Suzuki. In the morning, Joan set the pace for me in the warm-up, and the two Spaniards in the leading group, surrounded by Ducatis, kept the pace high for a large part of the race. Then the crash of Rins and an overtaking maneuver by Miller finally ended the possibility for Joan Mir to end the season on a good note and he finished the race just off the podium. The frustration was visible in both riders, who will now face the next tests in Jerez to contain the tidal wave of Ducatis that they will have to fight against in the next season.

“I’m very disappointed, after this morning I didn’t expect that result – Joan Mir told us – I thought this would be our day, even the weekend training sessions went well, but in the end we couldn’t do anything. I had a few up front Grip problems and at the same time I didn’t have an advantage that I could use to fight the Ducatis. It’s a frustrating situation. “

What do you think was the strength of the Ducatis in this race? Do you think you could have done it without this frontal problem?

“Unfortunately, I had excellent pace in the morning I found myself in the midst of the Ducatis alone and with no way of making up ground. I started the race well and passed Bagnaia too, but then they brought me back. When I was overtaken by Miller, I noticed that the race is now over. Last year I could still see some weaknesses, now despite all the strength that forced you to deal with the worn tires faster at the end of the race and therefore to be more careful in corners, none of that happens anymore. On the contrary, it seems like they are not losing performance in the last stages of the race, but logically the opposite happens to me, I cannot understand why and it worries me. I can drive with different driving styles and be fast, but I don’t see any weak points that can be exploited, we just have to work hard in the next few tests. “

So in order to keep up with the Ducatis, did you have to push forward?

“Exactly, but The problem is, I haven’t raced a single Ducati, Ducatis have been everywhere I looked. Usually when you chase after someone you carry more, they don’t seem to have this problem. The strange thing is, if you compare the race times of this year’s race with those of the last 2020 season, in which I won, we were 20-25 seconds slower in the first race than today and in the second Morbidelli won ahead of Miller, and I always am finished 2 seconds after what I did today. Basically Ducati has gained 15 seconds compared to last year, if you analyze it they have made an incredible leap forward. “

Do you think Ducati’s advantage is due to the Suzuki having to catch up on its time on the straights?

“I don’t know if I brake better than them, but in this race I lost a lot up in the corners. The only thing I could have done in this race would have been a fall or a fourth. I risked a fall . ” several times, this is very frustrating, but I also have to say that the mood in the pits is good, the improvements from working in Suzuki are clear, I firmly believe in the project and the next tests will be fundamental, but as a driver I cannot say that I am disappointed with this result “.

If you look at this season as a whole, it must have been a shock for you as a driver as well as for the team not to have won any races. Ducati seems to have shed many of your strengths. Will we see a more competitive Suzuki next season?

“What I can say is that I probably couldn’t get 100% out of this bike, but I think I’ve done my best all season. I know there are people who say that I did not defend the title worthily, but you have to live in certain situations before you can point a finger. The frustration lies not only with me as a driver, but also with the entire Suzuki team, but I also believe that we will all come out stronger this season. You have to give 120% to win the title and that goes for me as a driver too. “

You said you hadn’t found any weak points on the Ducati in this race, did you mean the bike from a purely technical point of view or more generally?

“No, of course I talked about the Ducati package in general, we’re talking about drivers at the highest level and whom I really appreciate, that is out of the question.”

What do you think is the key area that you will be working on in the next Tests to better face the next season?

“The most important thing in the next tests will not be to be fast, but to drive as much as possible and try out different solutions. We will try to collect as much data as possible thanks to the two Suzuki testers. They too have to do several tests. Fortunately for us, in the next few tests we will have so many new things to work on beyond the technical details of the bike. This race was important, but the next tests will be even more important. Now that engine development is possible again, I think we’ll have plenty of room for improvement until next season.

Alex Rins: “Let’s think about the tests now”

A season finale to forget even for Alex Rins, who fell in the top group after a crash in the first few laps and ended a difficult year negatively.

“It’s really a shame to end the season like this,” said Alex Rins. I had good pace, I missed the line and I knew I was going to fall. but it wasn’t easy with these Ducatis. Now we must face these tests with even more determination ”.

What do you expect from the next tests?

“Personally, I would like to see even more performance compared to the Misano tests. Of course, that entails changes in all other areas, from electronics to aerodynamics.”

Falls have been a huge obstacle for you this season, is that something you will be working on this winter?

“We analyzed the data from the crash in the pits, the brake pressure was correct, but the trajectory was wrong with regard to the angle of the bike, I will certainly continue to work on that.”

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The last race of the season at the Valencia circuit left a bitter aftertaste on Suzuki. In the morning, Joan set the pace for me in the warm-up, and the two Spaniards in the leading group, surrounded by Ducatis, kept the pace high for a large part of the race. Then the crash of Rins and an overtaking maneuver by Miller finally ended the possibility for Joan Mir to end the season on a good note and he finished the race just off the podium. The frustration was visible in both riders, who will now face the next tests in Jerez to contain the tidal wave of Ducatis that they will have to fight against in the next season.

“I’m very disappointed, after this morning I didn’t expect that result – Joan Mir told us – I thought this would be our day, even the weekend training sessions went well, but in the end we couldn’t do anything. I had a few up front Grip problems and at the same time I didn’t have an advantage that I could use to fight the Ducatis. It’s a frustrating situation. “

What do you think was the strength of the Ducatis in this race? Do you think you could have done it without this frontal problem?

“Unfortunately, I had excellent pace in the morning I found myself in the midst of the Ducatis alone and with no way of making up ground. I started the race well and passed Bagnaia too, but then they brought me back. When I was overtaken by Miller, I noticed that the race is now over. Last year I could still see some weaknesses, now despite all the strength that forced you to deal with the worn tires faster at the end of the race and therefore to be more careful in corners, none of that happens anymore. On the contrary, it seems like they are not losing performance in the last stages of the race, but logically the opposite happens to me, I cannot understand why and it worries me. I can drive with different driving styles and be fast, but I don’t see any weak points that can be exploited, we just have to work hard in the next few tests. “

So in order to keep up with the Ducatis, did you have to push forward?

“Exactly, but The problem is, I haven’t raced a single Ducati, Ducatis have been everywhere I looked. Usually when you chase after someone you carry more, they don’t seem to have this problem. The strange thing is, if you compare the race times of this year’s race with those of the last 2020 season, in which I won, we were 20-25 seconds slower in the first race than today and in the second Morbidelli won ahead of Miller, and I always am finished 2 seconds after what I did today. Basically Ducati has gained 15 seconds compared to last year, if you analyze it they have made an incredible leap forward. “

Do you think Ducati’s advantage is due to the Suzuki having to catch up on its time on the straights?

“I don’t know if I brake better than them, but in this race I lost a lot up in the corners. The only thing I could have done in this race would have been a fall or a fourth. I risked a fall . ” several times, this is very frustrating, but I also have to say that the mood in the pits is good, the improvements from working in Suzuki are clear, I firmly believe in the project and the next tests will be fundamental, but as a driver I cannot say that I am disappointed with this result “.

If you look at this season as a whole, it must have been a shock for you as a driver as well as for the team not to have won any races. Ducati seems to have shed many of your strengths. Will we see a more competitive Suzuki next season?

“What I can say is that I probably couldn’t get 100% out of this bike, but I think I’ve done my best all season. I know there are people who say that I did not defend the title worthily, but you have to live in certain situations before you can point a finger. The frustration lies not only with me as a driver, but also with the entire Suzuki team, but I also believe that we will all come out stronger this season. You have to give 120% to win the title and that goes for me as a driver too. “

You said you hadn’t found any weak points on the Ducati in this race, did you mean the bike from a purely technical point of view or more generally?

“No, of course I talked about the Ducati package in general, we’re talking about drivers at the highest level and whom I really appreciate, that is out of the question.”

What do you think is the key area that you will be working on in the next Tests to better face the next season?

“The most important thing in the next tests will not be to be fast, but to drive as much as possible and try out different solutions. We will try to collect as much data as possible thanks to the two Suzuki testers. They too have to do several tests. Fortunately for us, in the next few tests we will have so many new things to work on beyond the technical details of the bike. This race was important, but the next tests will be even more important. Now that engine development is possible again, I think we’ll have plenty of room for improvement until next season.

Alex Rins: “Let’s think about the tests now”

A season finale to forget even for Alex Rins, who fell in the top group after a crash in the first few laps and ended a difficult year negatively.

“It’s really a shame to end the season like this,” said Alex Rins. I had good pace, I missed the line and I knew I was going to fall. but it wasn’t easy with these Ducatis. Now we must face these tests with even more determination ”.

What do you expect from the next tests?

“Personally, I would like to see even more performance compared to the Misano tests. Of course, that entails changes in all other areas, from electronics to aerodynamics.”

Falls have been a huge obstacle for you this season, is that something you will be working on this winter?

“We analyzed the data from the crash in the pits, the brake pressure was correct, but the trajectory was wrong with regard to the angle of the bike, I will certainly continue to work on that.”

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We don’t want to know what went through Francesco Bagnaia’s mind when his Ducati left him stranded at the worst possible moment. In fact, Jerez left the Italian, who dreamed of his first podium in the premier class, a bitter, or rather bitter, taste in the mouth, but he had to throw in the towel instead.

On the one hand the anger, on the other hand the awareness that this GP20 is finally expressing its potential.

“What can I say, I can’t be angry after such a weekend – he said – There’s disappointment, but we all know I’m not here to win the World Cup. I am happy about the step forward and all of this makes me more aware of the situation. Unfortunately, I wasn’t perfect at the start, but I knew that my rhythm was similar to Quartararo. I risked a fall when I passed Jack and when I passed Vale I felt like I could make a gap. It’s a shame we stopped, at that moment I was hoping to finish the race, but there were six laps left. “

Could you have struggled with Fabio with a better start?

“My pace and Quartararo’s were pretty similar, then you have to see how hard he pushed or not. I definitely had more than the other two Yamaha guys, Vinales and Rossi. As I said, I worked hard on the pace to find the right rhythm for the entire race distance. Among other things, I’ve also improved my brakes and all of this has given me a lot of self-confidence. “

Did you feel like a real MotoGP rider today?

“At the moment I’m just concentrating on the bike and knowing that I’m the first Ducati has given me a big boost. The nice thing is that I felt like a full MotoGP rider, one of the strongest. Now I have to start thinking about Brno, a circuit that could adapt well to the characteristics of our motorcycle. I like the track and we’ll see what happens, but if we keep going in that direction, we can aim for the top 5 or maybe repeat a weekend like this ”.

Were you surprised you did better than the factory Ducatis?

“This weekend was easier than last weekend, personally I am not surprised by my performance. The factory Ducatis suffered a bit here, but I am convinced that they will all be strong in Brno. “

Dovizioso said the Ducati is your best brake at the moment.

“Last year I had problems with the brakes, that was one of the things that made life with the Ducati difficult. I’ve worked hard to be strong and this weekend I managed to take a step forward to avoid burning the rubber on the rear tire. “

Jack Miller: “Quartararo has won twice and shows its potential”

It was a disappointing Sunday at Pramac for too Jack Miller, victim of an accident that knocked him out of the running …

“I’m really sorry for this Sunday – commented the Australian – at a few moments of the race I tried to overtake the Yamaha, especially Vinales, but I had problems. Then there was the crash where I lost the front and ended up ending up. ” on the floor. “

Jack explains what happened …

“I pushed too hard at the front and ended up on the ground. It was really hot in Jerez today, a lot more than last week. I think the temperatures had a big impact on the tires, especially the front. What a shame.”

He also made a comment about what happened to Bagnaia …

“Personally, I have nothing to blame the team on because my Ducati was doing well and I didn’t have any problems like this. except for the front handle. I was aware of my potential, I was actually hoping for a performance like last weekend, but it didn’t go the way I wanted it to. “

And the winner was Quartararo again …

“Fabio made the difference, he showed himself to be very strong here in Jerez. He has won twice in a row and that confirms his potential. “

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We don’t want to know what went through Francesco Bagnaia’s mind when his Ducati left him stranded at the worst possible moment. In fact, Jerez left the Italian, who dreamed of his first podium in the premier class, a bitter, or rather bitter, taste in the mouth, but he had to throw in the towel instead.

On the one hand the anger, on the other hand the awareness that this GP20 is finally expressing its potential.

“What can I say, I can’t be angry after such a weekend – he said – There’s disappointment, but we all know I’m not here to win the World Cup. I am happy about the step forward and all of this makes me more aware of the situation. Unfortunately, I wasn’t perfect at the start, but I knew that my rhythm was similar to Quartararo. I risked a fall when I passed Jack and when I passed Vale I felt like I could make a gap. It’s a shame we stopped, at that moment I was hoping to finish the race, but there were six laps left. “

Could you have struggled with Fabio with a better start?

“My pace and Quartararo’s were pretty similar, then you have to see how hard he pushed or not. I definitely had more than the other two Yamaha guys, Vinales and Rossi. As I said, I worked hard on the pace to find the right rhythm for the entire race distance. Among other things, I’ve also improved my brakes and all of this has given me a lot of self-confidence. “

Did you feel like a real MotoGP rider today?

“At the moment I’m just concentrating on the bike and knowing that I’m the first Ducati has given me a big boost. The nice thing is that I felt like a full MotoGP rider, one of the strongest. Now I have to start thinking about Brno, a circuit that could adapt well to the characteristics of our motorcycle. I like the track and we’ll see what happens, but if we keep going in that direction, we can aim for the top 5 or maybe repeat a weekend like this ”.

Were you surprised you did better than the factory Ducatis?

“This weekend was easier than last weekend, personally I am not surprised by my performance. The factory Ducatis suffered a bit here, but I am convinced that they will all be strong in Brno. “

Dovizioso said the Ducati is your best brake at the moment.

“Last year I had problems with the brakes, that was one of the things that made life with the Ducati difficult. I’ve worked hard to be strong and this weekend I managed to take a step forward to avoid burning the rubber on the rear tire. “

Jack Miller: “Quartararo has won twice and shows its potential”

It was a disappointing Sunday at Pramac for too Jack Miller, victim of an accident that knocked him out of the running …

“I’m really sorry for this Sunday – commented the Australian – at a few moments of the race I tried to overtake the Yamaha, especially Vinales, but I had problems. Then there was the crash where I lost the front and ended up ending up. ” on the floor. “

Jack explains what happened …

“I pushed too hard at the front and ended up on the ground. It was really hot in Jerez today, a lot more than last week. I think the temperatures had a big impact on the tires, especially the front. What a shame.”

He also made a comment about what happened to Bagnaia …

“Personally, I have nothing to blame the team on because my Ducati was doing well and I didn’t have any problems like this. except for the front handle. I was aware of my potential, I was actually hoping for a performance like last weekend, but it didn’t go the way I wanted it to. “

And the winner was Quartararo again …

“Fabio made the difference, he showed himself to be very strong here in Jerez. He has won twice in a row and that confirms his potential. “

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" ["date_timestamp"]=> int(1636910384) } [17]=> array(12) { ["title"]=> string(61) "MotoGP Emilia Romagna Grand Prix – start time, watch & more" ["link"]=> string(91) "https://motoamerica.info/2021/11/14/motogp-emilia-romagna-grand-prix-start-time-watch-more/" ["dc"]=> array(1) { ["creator"]=> string(17) "Brandon Catterson" } ["pubdate"]=> string(31) "Sun, 14 Nov 2021 15:28:59 +0000" ["category"]=> string(13) "Yamaha MotoGP" ["guid"]=> string(91) "https://motoamerica.info/2021/11/14/motogp-emilia-romagna-grand-prix-start-time-watch-more/" ["description"]=> string(184) "The Ducati rider took his fourth pole position in a row by stepping through Q1 and storming the pole shootout under difficult conditions, taking the lead 0.025 seconds ahead of… " ["content"]=> array(1) { ["encoded"]=> string(5359) "

The Ducati rider took his fourth pole position in a row by stepping through Q1 and storming the pole shootout under difficult conditions, taking the lead 0.025 seconds ahead of teammate Jack Miller.

It was a nightmare qualifying for MotoGP World Champion Fabio Quartararo when he got stuck from Q1 and then his best lap time was canceled after putting it under yellow flags. This resulted in the Yamaha rider being relegated to 15th place on the grid for the Emilia Romagna GP.

After starting with a 52 point lead over Bagnaia in Misano to win the MotoGP world title, Quartararo admitted after qualifying that he had “unconsciously taken no risks” in the wet but dry conditions.

Bagnaia, meanwhile, has provided the perfect answer to missing the automatic Q2 spots in training and can keep the title fight alive at least until the next round if it beats Quartararo by three points.

Luca Marini came as a shock when he finished third in the second quarter, by far the MotoGP rookie’s best qualifying effort of the year, and made it to the front row of Ducati on the Avintia-powered motorcycle.

Pol Espargaro had to be content with the second row on the factory Honda in front of KTM’s Miguel Oliveira and Yamaha’s Franco Morbidelli, while Honda’s Marc Marquez slipped to seventh place after an accident in qualifying.

Iker Lecuona fought for a possible front row before his own later crash pushed him back to eighth place, right in front of Tech3 KTM teammate Danilo Petrucci, who also crashed towards the end of the session. Johann Zarco, another late winner in Q2, had to be content with 10th place for Pramac Ducati and completes the fourth row ahead of Aprilia’s Aleix Espargaro and Jorge Martin on Pramac’s sister bike.

Valentino Rossi will start his last MotoGP home race from 23rd place and will start last on the grid after difficult conditions.

Jack Miller, Ducati team

Photo by: Gold and Goose / Motorsport Images

When is the MotoGP Emilia Romagna Grand Prix?

How can I see the Emilia Romagna MotoGP?

In the UK, Emilia Romagna MotoGP Race Day will be broadcast live on BT Sport, which owns the live broadcast rights for the 2021 MotoGP season. The race will be broadcast live on BT Sport 2 with coverage starting at 12:30 p.m. BST, right after the Moto2 race.

MotoGP also has its own live online video streaming service that can be streamed in the UK.

How can I see the MotoGP highlights of Emilia Romagna?

ITV4 shows the highlights of every MotoGP run in 2021, including the highlights of the Moto2 and Moto3 classes that will be broadcast every Monday evening after the race.

Franco Morbidelli, Yamaha Factory Racing

Franco Morbidelli, Yamaha Factory Racing

Photo by: Gold and Goose / Motorsport Images

What is the weather forecast for the Misano race?

After Misano was wet and cold on Friday and Saturday, dry and sunny weather with a low probability of rain is forecast for the Emilia Romagna Grand Prix on Sunday afternoon, but only 16 degrees Celsius for the start of the race – 10 degrees colder than the San Marino GP in Misano five weeks ago.

Why is it called the Emilia Romagna GP?

Since races in the same MotoGP World Championship season cannot have the same race names, Misano’s second race of the season was called the Emilia Romagna GP, named after the Italian region in which the circuit is located. The name was also used last year as part of the Misano double victory.

It is inspired by the other double winners of MotoGP, which were held both in 2020 and this year as part of the calendar that was re-mixed due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Earlier this season, Qatar hosted the first Doha GP as the second leg of its consecutive races, and the Red Bull Ring hosted the Styrian GP as the second part of its one-two.

Portimao will host the Algarve GP next month after hosting the Portuguese GP earlier this season in April.

Why is MotoGP holding two races in Misano?

As part of the COVID-19 hit campaign, the MotoGP calendar 2021 has been adjusted due to various travel restrictions around the world. The MotoGP races in Finland, Japan, Thailand, Australia, Malaysia and Argentina have all been canceled for 2021.

To add to the calendar, Losail, the Red Bull Ring, Misano and Portimao will host all two races.

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The Ducati rider took his fourth pole position in a row by stepping through Q1 and storming the pole shootout under difficult conditions, taking the lead 0.025 seconds ahead of teammate Jack Miller.

It was a nightmare qualifying for MotoGP World Champion Fabio Quartararo when he got stuck from Q1 and then his best lap time was canceled after putting it under yellow flags. This resulted in the Yamaha rider being relegated to 15th place on the grid for the Emilia Romagna GP.

After starting with a 52 point lead over Bagnaia in Misano to win the MotoGP world title, Quartararo admitted after qualifying that he had “unconsciously taken no risks” in the wet but dry conditions.

Bagnaia, meanwhile, has provided the perfect answer to missing the automatic Q2 spots in training and can keep the title fight alive at least until the next round if it beats Quartararo by three points.

Luca Marini came as a shock when he finished third in the second quarter, by far the MotoGP rookie’s best qualifying effort of the year, and made it to the front row of Ducati on the Avintia-powered motorcycle.

Pol Espargaro had to be content with the second row on the factory Honda in front of KTM’s Miguel Oliveira and Yamaha’s Franco Morbidelli, while Honda’s Marc Marquez slipped to seventh place after an accident in qualifying.

Iker Lecuona fought for a possible front row before his own later crash pushed him back to eighth place, right in front of Tech3 KTM teammate Danilo Petrucci, who also crashed towards the end of the session. Johann Zarco, another late winner in Q2, had to be content with 10th place for Pramac Ducati and completes the fourth row ahead of Aprilia’s Aleix Espargaro and Jorge Martin on Pramac’s sister bike.

Valentino Rossi will start his last MotoGP home race from 23rd place and will start last on the grid after difficult conditions.

Jack Miller, Ducati team

Photo by: Gold and Goose / Motorsport Images

When is the MotoGP Emilia Romagna Grand Prix?

How can I see the Emilia Romagna MotoGP?

In the UK, Emilia Romagna MotoGP Race Day will be broadcast live on BT Sport, which owns the live broadcast rights for the 2021 MotoGP season. The race will be broadcast live on BT Sport 2 with coverage starting at 12:30 p.m. BST, right after the Moto2 race.

MotoGP also has its own live online video streaming service that can be streamed in the UK.

How can I see the MotoGP highlights of Emilia Romagna?

ITV4 shows the highlights of every MotoGP run in 2021, including the highlights of the Moto2 and Moto3 classes that will be broadcast every Monday evening after the race.

Franco Morbidelli, Yamaha Factory Racing

Franco Morbidelli, Yamaha Factory Racing

Photo by: Gold and Goose / Motorsport Images

What is the weather forecast for the Misano race?

After Misano was wet and cold on Friday and Saturday, dry and sunny weather with a low probability of rain is forecast for the Emilia Romagna Grand Prix on Sunday afternoon, but only 16 degrees Celsius for the start of the race – 10 degrees colder than the San Marino GP in Misano five weeks ago.

Why is it called the Emilia Romagna GP?

Since races in the same MotoGP World Championship season cannot have the same race names, Misano’s second race of the season was called the Emilia Romagna GP, named after the Italian region in which the circuit is located. The name was also used last year as part of the Misano double victory.

It is inspired by the other double winners of MotoGP, which were held both in 2020 and this year as part of the calendar that was re-mixed due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Earlier this season, Qatar hosted the first Doha GP as the second leg of its consecutive races, and the Red Bull Ring hosted the Styrian GP as the second part of its one-two.

Portimao will host the Algarve GP next month after hosting the Portuguese GP earlier this season in April.

Why is MotoGP holding two races in Misano?

As part of the COVID-19 hit campaign, the MotoGP calendar 2021 has been adjusted due to various travel restrictions around the world. The MotoGP races in Finland, Japan, Thailand, Australia, Malaysia and Argentina have all been canceled for 2021.

To add to the calendar, Losail, the Red Bull Ring, Misano and Portimao will host all two races.

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Marc Marquez left Austin with the winner’s cup, just like at the Sachsenring. Despite his not-so-perfect physical condition, the champion from Spain was able to prevail on both test tracks. However, according to his own admission, he is not yet in a position to always be competitive.

Kevin Schwantz attended his home race and explained to motogp.com how bad an injury can be on a rider.

I saw the Sachesenring race and thought that when I came back after a long time it would have been the track that presented the greatest challenge both technically and physically,” he said. “I thought his season was going to be a turning point, but then he didn’t find the right confidence on every track.

His physical injuries also affect his mind.

An injury always stays in your head. It’s something you think of when you go into a corner for a long time, the front starts to push and you no longer have the strength or ability to do what you used to do, ”Kevin continued. “If you race and get close to the best every weekend, then you can try to get it out of your mind because you can’t let it be there all the time. “

Kevin seems optimistic about Marc’s future, also from a technical point of view.

“I know the Honda guys will keep working until the end of the season to develop a good bike for the next one and try to win again,” he concluded.

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Marc Marquez left Austin with the winner’s cup, just like at the Sachsenring. Despite his not-so-perfect physical condition, the champion from Spain was able to prevail on both test tracks. However, according to his own admission, he is not yet in a position to always be competitive.

Kevin Schwantz attended his home race and explained to motogp.com how bad an injury can be on a rider.

I saw the Sachesenring race and thought that when I came back after a long time it would have been the track that presented the greatest challenge both technically and physically,” he said. “I thought his season was going to be a turning point, but then he didn’t find the right confidence on every track.

His physical injuries also affect his mind.

An injury always stays in your head. It’s something you think of when you go into a corner for a long time, the front starts to push and you no longer have the strength or ability to do what you used to do, ”Kevin continued. “If you race and get close to the best every weekend, then you can try to get it out of your mind because you can’t let it be there all the time. “

Kevin seems optimistic about Marc’s future, also from a technical point of view.

“I know the Honda guys will keep working until the end of the season to develop a good bike for the next one and try to win again,” he concluded.

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The colors Jack Miller will wear in his first season aboard a Ducati MotoGP machine have been revealed.

The Alma Pramac Racing team unveiled their livery for 2018 in a glamorous performance at the headquarters of the exotic Italian supercar manufacturer Lamborghini, with Miller and team-mate Danilo Petrucci presenting their new motorcycles.

After three seasons at Honda, the Australian is moving to the Ducati satellite team for his fourth season in MotoGP – although his contract with the factory itself is in place.

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Jack Miller’s new Alma Pramac Racing Ducati MotoGP bike for 2018. Image: Pramac RacingSource: Supplied

“I’m happy to be here,” said Müller.

“The countdown is finally over. This is the week of the first Grand Prix and I am excited and very motivated to start the season.

Jack Miller’s new Alma Pramac Racing Ducati MotoGP bike for 2018. Image: Pramac RacingSource: SuppliedJack Miller’s new Alma Pramac Racing Ducati MotoGP bike for 2018. Image: Pramac RacingSource: Supplied

“We have done a very good job with the team so far and I can’t wait to fly to Qatar and do my best. I have great expectations for this new adventure with Alma Pramac Racing. “

Miller finished the final round of testing in Qatar in the top 10 but is calmly confident as he has shown a steady race pace during the pre-season hit-outs.

Jack Miller and his new teammate Danilo Petrucci. Image: Pramac RacingSource: SuppliedJack Miller’s new Alma Pramac Racing Ducati MotoGP bike for 2018. Image: Pramac RacingSource: Supplied

The season opener in Qatar begins on Friday with two training sessions under the lights in Losail.

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The colors Jack Miller will wear in his first season aboard a Ducati MotoGP machine have been revealed.

The Alma Pramac Racing team unveiled their livery for 2018 in a glamorous performance at the headquarters of the exotic Italian supercar manufacturer Lamborghini, with Miller and team-mate Danilo Petrucci presenting their new motorcycles.

After three seasons at Honda, the Australian is moving to the Ducati satellite team for his fourth season in MotoGP – although his contract with the factory itself is in place.

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Jack Miller’s new Alma Pramac Racing Ducati MotoGP bike for 2018. Image: Pramac RacingSource: Supplied

“I’m happy to be here,” said Müller.

“The countdown is finally over. This is the week of the first Grand Prix and I am excited and very motivated to start the season.

Jack Miller’s new Alma Pramac Racing Ducati MotoGP bike for 2018. Image: Pramac RacingSource: SuppliedJack Miller’s new Alma Pramac Racing Ducati MotoGP bike for 2018. Image: Pramac RacingSource: Supplied

“We have done a very good job with the team so far and I can’t wait to fly to Qatar and do my best. I have great expectations for this new adventure with Alma Pramac Racing. “

Miller finished the final round of testing in Qatar in the top 10 but is calmly confident as he has shown a steady race pace during the pre-season hit-outs.

Jack Miller and his new teammate Danilo Petrucci. Image: Pramac RacingSource: SuppliedJack Miller’s new Alma Pramac Racing Ducati MotoGP bike for 2018. Image: Pramac RacingSource: Supplied

The season opener in Qatar begins on Friday with two training sessions under the lights in Losail.

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The Yamaha R15 does not need an introduction! When it first hit the market in 2008, the R15 excited a whole new generation of bikers in India. A fast, sporty look, a committed driving position and excellent dynamics have made the R15 a favorite of young Indian drivers over the years. It is probably one of the most iconic models in Indian motorcycle history, and now in its fourth generation, the Yamaha YZF-R15 is being significantly updated, with a fresh look and better features. Does it still have the magic of addressing the masses? We spent some time with the new R15 V4 to see what exactly it did.

Also read: Yamaha YZF-R15 V4 receives a price increase of 3,000 across the range

Inspired by the Yamaha YZF-R7. The face is sharp and aggressive with new LED daytime running lights flanking the bi-functional LED headlight in the center

Design features

In the flesh, the new Yamaha YZF-R15 V4 looks even better and looks like a real mid-range sports bike. And that’s because its design is inspired by the larger Yamaha YZF-R7. The face is sharp and aggressive, with new LED running lights flanking the bi-functional LED headlight in the center. The new windshield above the lights is also new and offers better airflow and contributes to better aerodynamics. The other visual change are the gold-colored upside-down forks, which are supposed to give the R15 V4 premium appeal and also offer a better front-end feel.

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The LCD digital console has two modes – Track and Street – with the former also offering a lap timer

In the cockpit, the LCD instrument panel is also new and, in addition to the rev counter, speedometer and fuel gauge, offers a long list of functions, including displays for battery voltage, trip meter, fuel efficiency and a clock. And now the R15 is also getting traction control that can be activated. In addition to the street mode, which offers a lap timer, there is also a track mode. The clip-on handlebar is also new and wider for better leverage, but still offers a committed and sporty riding position.

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There is no doubt that the R15 V4 looks like a real sports bike despite its rather small engine

Towards the rear, the panels are designed to float and sit over the reinforced rear subframe, although the main frame of the Deltabox is the same as that of the previous model. The taillight is also LED, but the turn signals are not. Overall, there is little to complain about in the look of the entry-level sports bike, but better clutch and brake levers (with span adjustment) and LED indicators would definitely have made it even better! But at second glance, the R15 V4 looks like a real sports bike despite its rather small engine.

Also read: 2021 Yamaha YZF R15 V4: All You Need To Know

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The R15 is best for cutting through traffic. it won’t blow your mind with its performance, but it’s a fun and engaging unit

Engine power

Speaking of which, the liquid-cooled 155 cc four-valve engine is retained, but loses a little of its power when new emissions regulations are met, but not really noticeable. The maximum power is now 18.1 HP at 10,000 rpm, while the maximum torque is reduced from 0.1 Nm to 14.2 Nm at 7,500 rpm. Nevertheless, the single-cylinder engine offers very pleasant performance; It is easy to turn and a joy to experience as soon as you start it up and accelerate through the aisles.

The variable valve actuation (VVA) offers a wide range of performance, and even with a limited displacement there is ample thrust across the entire engine speed range. The six-speed gearbox is easy to shift, and the slip and auxiliary clutch makes leveraging child’s play. The R15 is best for cutting through traffic. it won’t blow you away with its performance, but at the same time it’s a fun and engaging unit. And when it comes to corners, it stays planted and always gives the driving experience control.

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The new USD front fork offers more stability when braking and better cornering performance

Ride & handling

The R15 is set up tightly and suits its sporty personality. The new upside-down fork offers more stability when braking while improving comfort and cornering performance and delivers in every way! The ride quality is soft enough to absorb all kinds of bumps without shocks flowing into the spine, and the Deltabox frame and suspension actually work together to provide a stable and balanced ride feel when cornering or making quick changes of direction.

There is a two-channel ABS on offer and it works well when braked hard. But a little more bite from the front brakes could have been better. The ABS also intervenes a little too much, so it feels a little too early. Still, it’s a very good package and possibly the best dynamically sized motorcycle in the 150-160cc segment.

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The fourth generation R15 is up to 18,000 more expensive than its predecessor

Variants & prices

With the updates, the fourth generation Yamaha R15 has become more expensive, with prices ranging between 10,000 euros and 15,000 euros compared to version 3.0, depending on the color option. The Yamaha YZF-R15 V4 in Metallic Red costs 1.70.800 (ex-showroom, Delhi), Dark Knight 1.71.800 (ex-showroom) and Racing Blue (with standard Quickshifter) 1.75.800 (ex-showroom, Delhi).

The Yamaha YZF-R15M in Metallic Gray costs 1.80.800 (from the showroom), while the R15M in the colors of the Monster Yamaha MotoGP Edition costs 1.82.800 (from the showroom). The only thing here is that the 155cc R15 V4 is comparable to 250cc full fairing motorcycles like the Suzuki GIxxer SF 250 at these prices, but is still better value for money than a KTM RC 125 and less expensive than the KTM RC 200. But the price of the Yamaha R15 justifies the package, especially with the newly offered equipment and the excellent dynamics.

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Still a high quality package, the new R15 V4 offers a level of performance and dynamics that seems worth the relatively high sticker price

verdict

The new Yamaha YZF-R15 V4 is definitely an impressive package. Even with the price increase, it gets better features and fittings, so that as a well-rounded product it covers almost all the basics. Although it does get bluetooth connectivity, the turn-by-turn navigation would have added more value. And with that engaged and crouched riding position, the R15 V4 may not be a comfortable bike for long hours in the saddle, especially when a long ride is put in the picture. The pillion seat is still high, which could be a concern for those who frequently want a pillion passenger.

0 comments

Still, the Yamaha YZF-R15 V4 has a lot going for it, and there is no doubt that it is still a high quality package that offers a level of performance and dynamics that seems worth the relatively high sticker price. Overall it’s a great bike but something similar with a slightly larger engine, maybe a new Yamaha YZF-R25 would be something worth asking for. That would be something now!

Follow carandbike.com on Twitter, Facebook and subscribe to our YouTube channel for the latest car news and reviews.

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The Yamaha R15 does not need an introduction! When it first hit the market in 2008, the R15 excited a whole new generation of bikers in India. A fast, sporty look, a committed driving position and excellent dynamics have made the R15 a favorite of young Indian drivers over the years. It is probably one of the most iconic models in Indian motorcycle history, and now in its fourth generation, the Yamaha YZF-R15 is being significantly updated, with a fresh look and better features. Does it still have the magic of addressing the masses? We spent some time with the new R15 V4 to see what exactly it did.

Also read: Yamaha YZF-R15 V4 receives a price increase of 3,000 across the range

Inspired by the Yamaha YZF-R7. The face is sharp and aggressive with new LED daytime running lights flanking the bi-functional LED headlight in the center

Design features

In the flesh, the new Yamaha YZF-R15 V4 looks even better and looks like a real mid-range sports bike. And that’s because its design is inspired by the larger Yamaha YZF-R7. The face is sharp and aggressive, with new LED running lights flanking the bi-functional LED headlight in the center. The new windshield above the lights is also new and offers better airflow and contributes to better aerodynamics. The other visual change are the gold-colored upside-down forks, which are supposed to give the R15 V4 premium appeal and also offer a better front-end feel.

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The LCD digital console has two modes – Track and Street – with the former also offering a lap timer

In the cockpit, the LCD instrument panel is also new and, in addition to the rev counter, speedometer and fuel gauge, offers a long list of functions, including displays for battery voltage, trip meter, fuel efficiency and a clock. And now the R15 is also getting traction control that can be activated. In addition to the street mode, which offers a lap timer, there is also a track mode. The clip-on handlebar is also new and wider for better leverage, but still offers a committed and sporty riding position.

ptmqo704

There is no doubt that the R15 V4 looks like a real sports bike despite its rather small engine

Towards the rear, the panels are designed to float and sit over the reinforced rear subframe, although the main frame of the Deltabox is the same as that of the previous model. The taillight is also LED, but the turn signals are not. Overall, there is little to complain about in the look of the entry-level sports bike, but better clutch and brake levers (with span adjustment) and LED indicators would definitely have made it even better! But at second glance, the R15 V4 looks like a real sports bike despite its rather small engine.

Also read: 2021 Yamaha YZF R15 V4: All You Need To Know

lr29489s

The R15 is best for cutting through traffic. it won’t blow your mind with its performance, but it’s a fun and engaging unit

Engine power

Speaking of which, the liquid-cooled 155 cc four-valve engine is retained, but loses a little of its power when new emissions regulations are met, but not really noticeable. The maximum power is now 18.1 HP at 10,000 rpm, while the maximum torque is reduced from 0.1 Nm to 14.2 Nm at 7,500 rpm. Nevertheless, the single-cylinder engine offers very pleasant performance; It is easy to turn and a joy to experience as soon as you start it up and accelerate through the aisles.

The variable valve actuation (VVA) offers a wide range of performance, and even with a limited displacement there is ample thrust across the entire engine speed range. The six-speed gearbox is easy to shift, and the slip and auxiliary clutch makes leveraging child’s play. The R15 is best for cutting through traffic. it won’t blow you away with its performance, but at the same time it’s a fun and engaging unit. And when it comes to corners, it stays planted and always gives the driving experience control.

8u2brebk

The new USD front fork offers more stability when braking and better cornering performance

Ride & handling

The R15 is set up tightly and suits its sporty personality. The new upside-down fork offers more stability when braking while improving comfort and cornering performance and delivers in every way! The ride quality is soft enough to absorb all kinds of bumps without shocks flowing into the spine, and the Deltabox frame and suspension actually work together to provide a stable and balanced ride feel when cornering or making quick changes of direction.

There is a two-channel ABS on offer and it works well when braked hard. But a little more bite from the front brakes could have been better. The ABS also intervenes a little too much, so it feels a little too early. Still, it’s a very good package and possibly the best dynamically sized motorcycle in the 150-160cc segment.

lar2ab84

The fourth generation R15 is up to 18,000 more expensive than its predecessor

Variants & prices

With the updates, the fourth generation Yamaha R15 has become more expensive, with prices ranging between 10,000 euros and 15,000 euros compared to version 3.0, depending on the color option. The Yamaha YZF-R15 V4 in Metallic Red costs 1.70.800 (ex-showroom, Delhi), Dark Knight 1.71.800 (ex-showroom) and Racing Blue (with standard Quickshifter) 1.75.800 (ex-showroom, Delhi).

The Yamaha YZF-R15M in Metallic Gray costs 1.80.800 (from the showroom), while the R15M in the colors of the Monster Yamaha MotoGP Edition costs 1.82.800 (from the showroom). The only thing here is that the 155cc R15 V4 is comparable to 250cc full fairing motorcycles like the Suzuki GIxxer SF 250 at these prices, but is still better value for money than a KTM RC 125 and less expensive than the KTM RC 200. But the price of the Yamaha R15 justifies the package, especially with the newly offered equipment and the excellent dynamics.

btd4jon8

Still a high quality package, the new R15 V4 offers a level of performance and dynamics that seems worth the relatively high sticker price

verdict

The new Yamaha YZF-R15 V4 is definitely an impressive package. Even with the price increase, it gets better features and fittings, so that as a well-rounded product it covers almost all the basics. Although it does get bluetooth connectivity, the turn-by-turn navigation would have added more value. And with that engaged and crouched riding position, the R15 V4 may not be a comfortable bike for long hours in the saddle, especially when a long ride is put in the picture. The pillion seat is still high, which could be a concern for those who frequently want a pillion passenger.

0 comments

Still, the Yamaha YZF-R15 V4 has a lot going for it, and there is no doubt that it is still a high quality package that offers a level of performance and dynamics that seems worth the relatively high sticker price. Overall it’s a great bike but something similar with a slightly larger engine, maybe a new Yamaha YZF-R25 would be something worth asking for. That would be something now!

Follow carandbike.com on Twitter, Facebook and subscribe to our YouTube channel for the latest car news and reviews.

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Good omens from Joan Mir at the last GP of the year, who finished the warm-up session in the lead and recorded constant best times.

While the sun peeks out over Valencia, the drivers hit the tarmac for the last warm-up of the year.

Iker Lecuona was one of the first to take the lead in the session, with Andrea Dovizioso following him before Mir took the lead and improved his record more than once.

The Suzuki Spaniard finished the session in the lead with a lap of 1: 31.082 seconds ahead of Takaaki Nakagami, 0.148 seconds, who set his best time late in the game, while Alex Rins finished third, 0.238 seconds behind his teammate.

It was followed by Francesco Bagnaia’s Ducati in fourth and Johann Zarco in fifth.

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Good omens from Joan Mir at the last GP of the year, who finished the warm-up session in the lead and recorded constant best times.

While the sun peeks out over Valencia, the drivers hit the tarmac for the last warm-up of the year.

Iker Lecuona was one of the first to take the lead in the session, with Andrea Dovizioso following him before Mir took the lead and improved his record more than once.

The Suzuki Spaniard finished the session in the lead with a lap of 1: 31.082 seconds ahead of Takaaki Nakagami, 0.148 seconds, who set his best time late in the game, while Alex Rins finished third, 0.238 seconds behind his teammate.

It was followed by Francesco Bagnaia’s Ducati in fourth and Johann Zarco in fifth.

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Espargaro showed strong racing pace in the first three races of 2021 on the RC213V, but only achieved a best-of-eight at the Qatar GP and was pushed out of the Portugal race due to a brake failure of the rear brake.

But so far Espargaro has not been able to build on his qualifying form with his racing pace, the Spaniard only cracked the top 12 once.

During the Portuguese GP weekend, Espargaro admits the biggest problem he has is understanding the limits of the Honda front that are holding him back from doing clean laps in qualifying.

However, he assumes that this is more due to a lack of experience than a problem with the motorcycle and did not want to blame the previous tire distribution of the front tires this season.

“Well, this type of bike – including the KTM – are bikes where you hit the brakes most of the time, break in quickly, stop the bike, turn and drive off,” explained Espargaro.

“Then you have to brake hard, but if you don’t know where to brake, that’s a problem.

“So if you don’t know exactly where the limit of the front is, this is a problem because then you can’t get the best grip performance.

“Right now it feels like I’m fine in other sectors. In T1 [at Portimao], I was the fastest in my qualifying, so I can be quick.

“But I don’t hit all sectors on the lap because because you gain time on the brakes, I drive too often and make too many mistakes there.

“That is a problem because if you are not fast and you cannot bring everything together, one or two tenths are enough in this tight qualifying to finish first, fourth or fifth.

“It’s just about doing more laps, knowing the situation a little better, going to places where I know more about the braking points.

“Then I think that it will be much easier for me to understand the situation and, above all, to compare all sectors on one lap.

“So we just have to be patient and it will come because we have the speed. I have to assemble it. “

Also read:

Espargaro admitted ahead of last weekend’s race that Marc Marquez’s return was “important” for him to continue his adaptation to the Honda.

LCR’s Alex Marquez – who was eighth behind his brother in the Portugal race – noticed that Marc was already showing the Honda drivers the limits of the RC213V.

“I’m on the right track, but it looks like I’m home,” he said when asked if it was strange to have his brother back in the paddock after his season.

“So it’s better to have him back, for Honda too.

“It pushes the bike to its limits, it shows us the bike’s limit again. So that’s good for us. “

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Espargaro showed strong racing pace in the first three races of 2021 on the RC213V, but only achieved a best-of-eight at the Qatar GP and was pushed out of the Portugal race due to a brake failure of the rear brake.

But so far Espargaro has not been able to build on his qualifying form with his racing pace, the Spaniard only cracked the top 12 once.

During the Portuguese GP weekend, Espargaro admits the biggest problem he has is understanding the limits of the Honda front that are holding him back from doing clean laps in qualifying.

However, he assumes that this is more due to a lack of experience than a problem with the motorcycle and did not want to blame the previous tire distribution of the front tires this season.

“Well, this type of bike – including the KTM – are bikes where you hit the brakes most of the time, break in quickly, stop the bike, turn and drive off,” explained Espargaro.

“Then you have to brake hard, but if you don’t know where to brake, that’s a problem.

“So if you don’t know exactly where the limit of the front is, this is a problem because then you can’t get the best grip performance.

“Right now it feels like I’m fine in other sectors. In T1 [at Portimao], I was the fastest in my qualifying, so I can be quick.

“But I don’t hit all sectors on the lap because because you gain time on the brakes, I drive too often and make too many mistakes there.

“That is a problem because if you are not fast and you cannot bring everything together, one or two tenths are enough in this tight qualifying to finish first, fourth or fifth.

“It’s just about doing more laps, knowing the situation a little better, going to places where I know more about the braking points.

“Then I think that it will be much easier for me to understand the situation and, above all, to compare all sectors on one lap.

“So we just have to be patient and it will come because we have the speed. I have to assemble it. “

Also read:

Espargaro admitted ahead of last weekend’s race that Marc Marquez’s return was “important” for him to continue his adaptation to the Honda.

LCR’s Alex Marquez – who was eighth behind his brother in the Portugal race – noticed that Marc was already showing the Honda drivers the limits of the RC213V.

“I’m on the right track, but it looks like I’m home,” he said when asked if it was strange to have his brother back in the paddock after his season.

“So it’s better to have him back, for Honda too.

“It pushes the bike to its limits, it shows us the bike’s limit again. So that’s good for us. “

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It was only three days of testing, but the expectation of seeing Dovizioso for the first time at Aprilia was great and the hope that their paths will cross again in the future. For the time being, two more test days are planned in Mugello in May, but the more you have, the more you want and both Andrea and the Noale manufacturer are hungry …

The appointment in Jerez was also the first time Romano Albesiano, Aprilia’s technical director, worked with Andrea. Did he get upset about that too?

“Engineers are always strange animals – Albesiano replied with a laugh – It was certainly a long-awaited test, there was a lot of interest in a driver with this experience and a reputation for being very analytical, which was confirmed. From a technical point of view, it was a pleasure to work with him ”.

Were you afraid that he might turn down the RS-GP?

“We started the season on a positive note, so A total rejection would have surprised me. And that was not the case ”.

What was it like working with Dovizioso for three days?

“Very nice, He is a fan of motorcycles and working with method. Of course, if you conduct these types of tests away from the competition, you have even more freedom to enjoy them. It was for us and I hope for him too. It was great, everything was very positive. “

“Dovizioso has an overview of how a motorcycle works”

Is there anything that surprised you in what he said to you?

“Yes, for example a few comments about the gearbox that I didn’t expect, we’re talking about technical details. What I liked so much is his vision: Usually a driver tells you whether something is better or worse and how it behaves, while with Andrea you understand that through his years of experience he has understood how the motorcycle works. It was very interesting”.

How important were these three days of testing?

“Andrea was very careful to find a perfect position on the bike. When we looked at photos of him on other bikes, we noticed that his position was slightly different from our attitude. So we worked at night as usual, adapting the different pieces. The mechanics did wonders of Italian craftsmanship, sipping and stuck a bit (laughs). In the end we came close to a sitting position that was going in the right direction, but there is still a lot to be done. “

“We are working to make Dovizioso feel more comfortable at Aprilia in Mugello”

Will there be another RS-GP at Mugello that is more tailored to Dovizioso?

“We have already done a lot of pieces for him for Jerez, but that’s obviously not enough. Of course we are working on it, because if the rider does not feel comfortable on the bike, he cannot do his best, he has to adopt a natural and not forced posture. Regardless of what is a long but generally simple process, everything else was very positive, as was his opinion on the basic components of the bike.

To do all this work for just two tests would be a shame …

“Quantity is important, but quality is more important. I don’t know what’s going to happen, I don’t think anyone knows: it’s a journey in stages and we’ll see where it takes us. In any case, it is very useful and beautiful for us ”.

Was it also helpful for everyone’s morale to get a vote of confidence from an experienced driver outside the project?

“It is not only interesting for morale to have information about how the other bikes work, otherwise you go your own way, which can be right or wrong. Aleix has been with us for a while so he doesn’t have any other benchmarks and Lorenzo never had them.

“The Aprilia differs from the Ducati, with the information from Dovizioso we were able to expand its range of applications”

Is it true that Dovizioso said the Aprilia was a simple bike?

“I can confirm that.”

Despite its Italian origins, is the RS-GP more similar to Japanese motorcycles like Yamaha and Suzuki than the Ducati?

“In a way it is like that and Andrea noticed it. Today our bike is set to go fast in a certain way, which is very different from the bike it rode before. That’s the interesting part: there are so many ways to make a bike go fast and they depend on the rider’s riding style, so he dictates the line. The adjustments can be very different and likely following Dovizioso’s instructions, we can think about expanding the range of use of our bike.

“In Jerez I found a rider who wanted to get to know a new bike, not a tester”

Did you find a driver or test driver in the Jerez test?

“In my opinion, Andreas’ attitude was mainly a rider who wanted to get to know a new bike, I don’t know if that would make him a test rider. It’s a little early to say “.

How much would Aprilia need a tester now?

“It would be ideal to be able to define Dovizioso as our test driver. We can say he was there for a test, even if it was more about getting comfortable on the bike than trying new things. If this were to continue, it would certainly be an extraordinary added value ”.

Are you going to try something new in Mugello?

“A little more yes”.

“A satellite team is useful to accelerate development”

What is your development program for this year?

“There’s a lot of stuff. Of course we can’t do anything about aerodynamics, except in small areas that are important. We’re trying to put the most effort into the engine right now, we’ve made just as many pretty big changes over the past two years and it took time to get everything right. We have increased our firepower a lot to speed up development, we have to be good at getting everything on track because sometimes there are things that go inactive because there is no time to complete the test cycle. I can’t say what we’re working on, but we’re doing it in a lot of areas, especially on the engine.

From a technical point of view, is this the right time for a satellite team?

“It could also be because having more opportunities to come up with new ideas gives us the opportunity to experiment with them, further accelerating our growth process. After that, when you go to a track, you have four drivers and their information … it’s just twice as much as it is now (laughs) ”.

“We’re working on engine performance, but there will be a lot of new features”

How satisfied are you with this start of the season?

“In the last race in Qatar we might have deserved a little more in terms of finishing position, but otherwise the competition we’ve had so far has been really good. Now we have to do well, even in difficult weather conditions. I am very happy because the driver is the first to be happy and I think we are heading in a positive direction. This is an absurd championship where if you make a stupid mistake you will be in 18th place. It’s crazy, they’re all very strong, even the rookies, but we have our cards to play and we showed that.

What has the RS-GP 2021 improved the most and what is still missing?

“The power delivery of the engine has improved, the bike is more stable and more effective when braking, we have taken another step in electronics. Where compared to another V4 something is still missing (laughs) is in pure performance. We made two big changes to the engine and we can now turn to performance development. I think we’ll catch up a little this season.

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It was only three days of testing, but the expectation of seeing Dovizioso for the first time at Aprilia was great and the hope that their paths will cross again in the future. For the time being, two more test days are planned in Mugello in May, but the more you have, the more you want and both Andrea and the Noale manufacturer are hungry …

The appointment in Jerez was also the first time Romano Albesiano, Aprilia’s technical director, worked with Andrea. Did he get upset about that too?

“Engineers are always strange animals – Albesiano replied with a laugh – It was certainly a long-awaited test, there was a lot of interest in a driver with this experience and a reputation for being very analytical, which was confirmed. From a technical point of view, it was a pleasure to work with him ”.

Were you afraid that he might turn down the RS-GP?

“We started the season on a positive note, so A total rejection would have surprised me. And that was not the case ”.

What was it like working with Dovizioso for three days?

“Very nice, He is a fan of motorcycles and working with method. Of course, if you conduct these types of tests away from the competition, you have even more freedom to enjoy them. It was for us and I hope for him too. It was great, everything was very positive. “

“Dovizioso has an overview of how a motorcycle works”

Is there anything that surprised you in what he said to you?

“Yes, for example a few comments about the gearbox that I didn’t expect, we’re talking about technical details. What I liked so much is his vision: Usually a driver tells you whether something is better or worse and how it behaves, while with Andrea you understand that through his years of experience he has understood how the motorcycle works. It was very interesting”.

How important were these three days of testing?

“Andrea was very careful to find a perfect position on the bike. When we looked at photos of him on other bikes, we noticed that his position was slightly different from our attitude. So we worked at night as usual, adapting the different pieces. The mechanics did wonders of Italian craftsmanship, sipping and stuck a bit (laughs). In the end we came close to a sitting position that was going in the right direction, but there is still a lot to be done. “

“We are working to make Dovizioso feel more comfortable at Aprilia in Mugello”

Will there be another RS-GP at Mugello that is more tailored to Dovizioso?

“We have already done a lot of pieces for him for Jerez, but that’s obviously not enough. Of course we are working on it, because if the rider does not feel comfortable on the bike, he cannot do his best, he has to adopt a natural and not forced posture. Regardless of what is a long but generally simple process, everything else was very positive, as was his opinion on the basic components of the bike.

To do all this work for just two tests would be a shame …

“Quantity is important, but quality is more important. I don’t know what’s going to happen, I don’t think anyone knows: it’s a journey in stages and we’ll see where it takes us. In any case, it is very useful and beautiful for us ”.

Was it also helpful for everyone’s morale to get a vote of confidence from an experienced driver outside the project?

“It is not only interesting for morale to have information about how the other bikes work, otherwise you go your own way, which can be right or wrong. Aleix has been with us for a while so he doesn’t have any other benchmarks and Lorenzo never had them.

“The Aprilia differs from the Ducati, with the information from Dovizioso we were able to expand its range of applications”

Is it true that Dovizioso said the Aprilia was a simple bike?

“I can confirm that.”

Despite its Italian origins, is the RS-GP more similar to Japanese motorcycles like Yamaha and Suzuki than the Ducati?

“In a way it is like that and Andrea noticed it. Today our bike is set to go fast in a certain way, which is very different from the bike it rode before. That’s the interesting part: there are so many ways to make a bike go fast and they depend on the rider’s riding style, so he dictates the line. The adjustments can be very different and likely following Dovizioso’s instructions, we can think about expanding the range of use of our bike.

“In Jerez I found a rider who wanted to get to know a new bike, not a tester”

Did you find a driver or test driver in the Jerez test?

“In my opinion, Andreas’ attitude was mainly a rider who wanted to get to know a new bike, I don’t know if that would make him a test rider. It’s a little early to say “.

How much would Aprilia need a tester now?

“It would be ideal to be able to define Dovizioso as our test driver. We can say he was there for a test, even if it was more about getting comfortable on the bike than trying new things. If this were to continue, it would certainly be an extraordinary added value ”.

Are you going to try something new in Mugello?

“A little more yes”.

“A satellite team is useful to accelerate development”

What is your development program for this year?

“There’s a lot of stuff. Of course we can’t do anything about aerodynamics, except in small areas that are important. We’re trying to put the most effort into the engine right now, we’ve made just as many pretty big changes over the past two years and it took time to get everything right. We have increased our firepower a lot to speed up development, we have to be good at getting everything on track because sometimes there are things that go inactive because there is no time to complete the test cycle. I can’t say what we’re working on, but we’re doing it in a lot of areas, especially on the engine.

From a technical point of view, is this the right time for a satellite team?

“It could also be because having more opportunities to come up with new ideas gives us the opportunity to experiment with them, further accelerating our growth process. After that, when you go to a track, you have four drivers and their information … it’s just twice as much as it is now (laughs) ”.

“We’re working on engine performance, but there will be a lot of new features”

How satisfied are you with this start of the season?

“In the last race in Qatar we might have deserved a little more in terms of finishing position, but otherwise the competition we’ve had so far has been really good. Now we have to do well, even in difficult weather conditions. I am very happy because the driver is the first to be happy and I think we are heading in a positive direction. This is an absurd championship where if you make a stupid mistake you will be in 18th place. It’s crazy, they’re all very strong, even the rookies, but we have our cards to play and we showed that.

What has the RS-GP 2021 improved the most and what is still missing?

“The power delivery of the engine has improved, the bike is more stable and more effective when braking, we have taken another step in electronics. Where compared to another V4 something is still missing (laughs) is in pure performance. We made two big changes to the engine and we can now turn to performance development. I think we’ll catch up a little this season.

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After confirming the return of Álvaro Baustista, the Italian manufacturer announced today that Michael Ruben Rinaldi will continue with the Aruba.it Racing – Ducati team in 2022.

With the confirmation of the Italian in the team, the line-up for the next year is closed, when the duo will again have the latest version of the Ducati Panigale V4R at their disposal.

Rinaldi, 26, won the Italian production championship in 2011 and gained his first away experience in the European Superstock 600 in 2014, where he was runner-up the following year.

He then switched to the Superstock 1000 before making his Superbike debut in 2018.

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After confirming the return of Álvaro Baustista, the Italian manufacturer announced today that Michael Ruben Rinaldi will continue with the Aruba.it Racing – Ducati team in 2022.

With the confirmation of the Italian in the team, the line-up for the next year is closed, when the duo will again have the latest version of the Ducati Panigale V4R at their disposal.

Rinaldi, 26, won the Italian production championship in 2011 and gained his first away experience in the European Superstock 600 in 2014, where he was runner-up the following year.

He then switched to the Superstock 1000 before making his Superbike debut in 2018.

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