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Tag: Dani Pedrosa

5 Things You Missed Because You Were Too Busy Watching the #SepangClash

Amidst all the hullabaloo and recrimination, the controversies and the fan fights, the closed-door meetings and tight-lipped press releases, the 2015 Malaysian Grand Prix is fast going down in history as the #SepangClash. But there was more to the race than just the infamous Marquez vs Rossi duel, grumpus Jorge Lorenzo’s so-called podium thumbs-down post… Read More ›

MotoGP in Valencia: 6 Things That Made the Four Press Conferences So, So Special

Everyone has been talking about moving on. They have been harping about dusting off the Sepang episode and focusing on Valencia. Sane voices have been overrun, shouldered aside by the fanatics who have called for crashes… and those are the polite ones. What is it about racing that turns us into rabid fanatics? To add… Read More ›

The Return of the Doctor: Rossi wins at Misano!

It was enough to break through the writer’s block. It was enough to bring one out of what seems to be eternal hibernation. It was enough to get the heart thumping, the blood pumping, and the adrenalin flowing. That’s what he does, isn’t it? All the time. Without fail. Breaking through the naysayers and haters,… Read More ›

MotoGP at COTA: Cussing, Cruising, Crashing and Chasing

I know, I know, we shouldn’t be taking the good Lord’s name in vain. But for crying out loud, what in the name of the Great Racing God was that? I am talking about that weird little jumpstart a la Jorge Lorenzo (alright, perhaps little is a bit of an understatement, more like nearly a… Read More ›

Victory in Valencia: Marc Marquez, 2013 MotoGP World Champion

Caught your breath? Shrugged off the last vestiges of adrenalin that pumped through your veins, as you watched the final MotoGP race of the season? Now, tell me. Was it everything you wanted? Everything you thought it would be? It was. Wasn’t it? There it was, the final battle – wild, crazy, brilliant and thrilling,… Read More ›

The Seagull, a Pirouette, and Some Motegi Weather As Well

This post was supposed to be about the Australian Grand Prix. A tad late I admit. But Motegi came along and elbowed its way in. Jorge Lorenzo was relieved – he is back in the championship game after all. Marc Marquez was determined – must win. And there were typhoon warnings. What will happen next?… Read More ›

The Great Battle of Sepang: MotoGP Race Review

Sepang became the arena for the much-awaited battle between Jorge Lorenzo and Marc Marquez. It was also a moment of redemption for Dani Pedrosa, as he tried really hard, to shake the Aragon dust off his feet. It has been a long time in coming – that battle. We have been expecting it, haven’t we?… Read More ›

Swinging Through Sepang: MotoGP Qualifying Notes

So, did you catch the Qualifying results? Who would have thunk it eh? Well, actually, I bet a lot of people did. After all we can safely say – championship or no championship – this has been the Marc Marquez year. You may love him. You may hate him. But the 20-year-old Spaniard has swept… Read More ›

What They Said: Sound Bytes from Misano

This is what the top 4 masters had to say after the MotoGP race at Misano: Jorge Lorenzo, 1st place, Yamaha Racing (Championship Standing: 219 points) “Luckily we improved the bike a lot in warm up, especially in braking so we improved the lap time and the pace quite a bit. I was convinced to… Read More ›

The Misano Moment: MotoGP Race Notes

Jorge Lorenzo set a masterful pace at the San Marino Grand Prix in Misano, making it his 3rd consecutive win at the circuit. Marc Marquez took 2nd place, extending his lead in the championship, while Dani Pedrosa took 3rd. I have to admit, I was pretty kicked about the race at Misano. What was not… Read More ›