Tag: Valentino Rossi
After the Italian Grand Prix at Mugello this past weekend, Ducati’s Valentino Rossi stayed in his home country of Italy to get in some test time with the new Ducati GP12 that the factory has been working on.
MotoGP has been full of surprises this season, and much of the drama has actually had to do with the riders’ sport bike tires.
Valentino Rossi may not have had the most success on the track these past few years when compared to his MotoGP competitors, but the popular Italian rider is likely crying all the way to the bank.
This weekend’s race in Catalunya, Spain, is sure to be exciting as a number of different riders look to come away with the victory.
It’s no secret that Ducati has struggled with its new Desmosedici, the official MotoGP bike for Valentino Rossi and Nicky Hayden, but recent events have led to more optimism for the Italian brand.
In the first race since Casey Stoner announced his retirement, things turned bad for the Australian rider, as Yamaha’s Jorge Lorenzo won the Le Mans Grand Prix and took over the points lead from the retiring rider, according to Cycle News.
Fans of MotoGP know just how rare and unique the machines featured in the motorsports competition are, which is why it should come as no surprise that two race-used motorcycles recently sold for record-setting prices at an auction in Monaco.
Repsol Honda rider Casey Stoner may have announced his retirement from the world of MotoGP yesterday, but that doesn’t mean the racer is letting up in his quest for back-to-back championships.
Officially, the fastest time at Friday’s MotoGP test ahead of the race this weekend in Jerez went to relatively unknown rider Ivan Silva of Avintia Blusens BQR FTR-Kawasaki.
Valentino Rossi backed off of the inflammatory comments in Qatar during a press conference for this weekend’s race in Jerez, suggesting that he may have cooled down somewhat since his tenth-place finish.