English
Russian motorcycle news
Brands Persons Miscellaneous

Double Delight as Yamaha Dominate in Qatar

Reigning MotoGP World Champion Jorge Lorenzo kicked off the defence of his title tonight in the best possible way, delivering a flawless ride under the floodlights of the Losail International Circuit to take a perfect victory in the Grand Prix of Qatar.
Lorenzo put the hammer down from pole position, taking the hole-shot into turn one and never looking back. He remained untouchable throughout, dispatching the 22 laps in isolation with trademark efficiency to claim his first victory of the season and add 25 Championship points to his 2013 title bid.


Valentino Rossi proved he still hasn’t lost his magic in tonight’s race, thrilling fans with a sensational run to claim second on the podium, completing a Yamaha Factory Racing one-two finish with his teammate Lorenzo. Rossi made sure his first race back with Yamaha was one to be remembered, having started from seventh on the grid he quickly moved up to fourth only to mistime a pass on Andrea Dovizioso and drop back to seventh again. By lap eight he was charging back up the field, closing down a gap of over three seconds to catch the podium battle and join the fight for Qatar honours. The nine-time World Champion dispatched fellow Yamaha rider Cal Crutchlow and Honda rival Dani Pedrosa before entering into a fantastic duel with MotoGP rookie Marc Marquez in the final laps for second place. Rossi emerged from the battle the victor, crossing the line in second position just under six seconds behind Lorenzo to take 20 Championship points.

Jorge Lorenzo, Yamaha - 1st
“Half an hour before the race I felt a little bit nervous so I had to really concentrate and relax on the grid. I knew it was going to be difficult to open a gap but I had to try, I made a good start and pushed more than 100%. In the beginning it was hard to open the gap as Pedrosa didn’t want to let me get away, he tried to stay with me but after six or seven laps I opened the gap which made me more confident to keep my pace. I’m very happy for Yamaha and happy for Valentino as he has now passed two difficult years.”

Valentino Rossi, Yamaha - 2nd
“I’m more than happy, very happy indeed because it was my dream to come back with Yamaha. To arrive on the podium at the first race was my target from November and I put all my effort to arrive at the maximum here. It was a difficult weekend, especially yesterday in qualifying, but I know I had great pace so I tried to recover in the beginning but I made a mistake and I lost time. I had to do a great second part of the race and step by step I came close to my podium. In the end there was a great battle, especially with Marc for the second place. I’m so happy for me, for my team, for my friends and all my fans who stay with me through two difficult years and also for Yamaha, to start the season with first and second place is not so bad!”

Marc Marquez, Honda 3rd
"To tell the truth, I was pretty nervous on the grid, because it was my first MotoGP race. I don't think I've ever been so nervous before. I found it hard to keep calm and I wasn't as focused as in Moto2. However, I regained my concentration at the last moment. The start was important and we knew that we were taking off from the dirty part of the track. I didn't get off well, but I was able to attack on the opening laps and overtake many riders. I think that this was the key. When I rode behind Dani I learnt a lot, also later on with Valentino. Fighting against him is always nice to watch, but it's always tough at the same time. Valentino was a tough rival to overtake on the final laps. He beat us this time, but we hope to learn from him and from everyone who went faster than us"

Text an rider quotes: Yamaha Racing, Repsol Honda
photo: Vyacheslav Larkin for Motonews.ru

Add your comment

Name: Code:

Discuss this

That's the perceft insight in a thread like this. http://hdwqhiyge.com [url=http://ejahxkh.com]ejahxkh[/url] [link=http://kxpkruhng.com]kxpkruhng[/link]
Alexavier | 2016-07-07 02:59:04
So true. Honesty and everything <a href="http://euhybpk.com">reoidnczeg.</a>
Malinda | 2016-07-05 10:06:46
Awesome you should think of sohmeting like that
Rosie | 2016-07-03 12:14:52
Any experienced Web pesorn can tell you how annoying it is to see all of these provides for free stuff. Most of those provides are very flashy but never deliver. If they actually do deliver, they most likely make you wade your manner via an hour-long survey that drains your entire enthusiasm. Fortunately there's a option to get free stuff with out surveys. Many companies provide free samples of their products. You might get these free samples w
Dacula | 2015-12-28 19:03:18
I wanted to write down you this very small<a href="http://yikuubsufpj.com"> rermak</a> in an effort to say thanks once once more relating to the nice methods you've featured on this site. It's so surprisingly beneficiant with people such as you giving unreservedly precisely what most people would have marketed as an e ebook in making some cash on their very own, notably considering the truth that you would probably have
Shari | 2015-12-26 04:55:20
I must express my apotrciaeipn to you just for bailing me out of this dilemma. After searching through the the net and finding tips which are not helpful, I thought my entire life was over. Living without the approaches to the difficulties you have sorted out by way of your main website is a serious case, and the kind that might have in a wrong way affected my career if I hadn't discovered your blog post. The natural talent and kindness in handl
Jonathan | 2015-12-25 04:33:33
This is getting a bit more sbjeuctive, but I much prefer the Zune Marketplace. The interface is colorful, has more flair, and some cool features like Mixview' that let you quickly see related albums, songs, or other users related to what you're listening to. Clicking on one of those will center on that item, and another set of neighbors will come into view, allowing you to navigate around exploring by similar artists, songs, or users. Speaki
Gaby | 2015-07-19 02:06:59
hahh.. i have no idea but ive posted on <a href="http://dotcsqq.com">flifooe</a>.com.. its a free classified site i actually like it a LOT and refer a lot of people to it . i have used it and abused it yeah. i like it a lot
Raman | 2015-07-18 19:42:35
Fun on hear that you are going to try Supercross! Following the series over there from here in Sweden as well as pobissle through the stream and in other ways that do not lend themselves written in a communication delay field! Go HARD!!! Looking forward to follow you!
Erwin | 2015-07-17 11:49:40
Reading this makes my deisncois easier than taking candy from a baby.
Dmitriy | 2014-06-07 05:47:52
Reading this makes my deisncois easier than taking candy from a baby.
Dmitriy | 2014-06-07 05:47:18
Reading this makes my deisncois easier than taking candy from a baby.
Dmitriy | 2014-06-07 05:47:05
 
 
Rambler's Top100