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Tag: Jorge Lorenzo

Under a Starlit Qatar Sky: MotoGP’s 2017 Season Begins

38. Let’s just let that sink in for a minute. 38. Years. Old. Even now, you cannot ignore the force that is Valentino Rossi. Or, ignore it, but at your peril, because you cannot underestimate the nine-time world champion. So, 38! (And I crib about aching bones and turning 40). Just for that, I want… 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 ›

Mugello Magic: Lorenzo’s Leap and A Sea of Yellow

There has always been something special about Mugello. Maybe it has something to do with the rolling, green Tuscan hills nestled up against the blue sky. Or it probably has something to do with that sea of yellow and the Vale song; an addictive chant that you invariably join, “Ole, ole, ole! Vale, Vale, Vale.”… Read More ›

Perfect Tedium Or When Lorenzo Leads From the Front

Just for kicks, I went back to all the posts I have written on Le Mans. There aren’t very many – just three, starting with the rain-drenched 2012 Le Mans starring Casey Stoner, Valentino Rossi and zero visibility. I went back because there is always something awesome about the past – to see it then,… Read More ›

The Black Mamba Strikes: Of Jumping Jacks in Jerez

Sure, the Spanish Grand Prix in Jerez this Sunday lacked the thunder and lightning of the past few races. There was strategy – but just a tad. There was emotion and adrenalin, yes. But it was not the nerve-wracking, heart-thumping, screaming-at-the-screen variety. Instead, there was a steady progression to the top, a race well run,… Read More ›

Victory!

It was in Motegi that the war was lost. It was in Motegi that the king was crowned. The Japanese Grand Prix was a tale of the inevitable, when Marc Marquez became the uncontested 2014 MotoGP world champion. But the battles were far from over. If you thought that the masters of MotoGP would roll… 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 Catalunya: A Qualifying Review

It took 7 qualifying sessions at 7 different circuits for Marc Marquez’s pole position streak to finally come to an end. A review of the Catalan Qualifying session The only thing we love more than a proper battle for position during a race is a good old-fashioned surprise. Admittedly there haven’t been that many of… Read More ›

MotoGP Replay: Mugello

Marc Marquez 6 / Rest of the World 0 Mugello was a reaffirmation of Marc Marquez’s sheer dominance, yes. But it was also the dawn of hope that all was not lost!   There was a hint of inevitability as race day dawned bright and shiny over the hills of Tuscany and the circuit of Mugello…. Read More ›

That Makes It Three: MotoGP in Argentina

I must confess I held my breath as the lights blinked off at the start of the Argentinean round of MotoGP. I must also confess that I was disappointed just a little too much, when Jorge Lorenzo made an almost-perfect start to the race. After all, it isn’t often that you see the two-time world… Read More ›