Sep 15

Lorenzo’s Masterful Performance At Misano Sparks Title Chase

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Photo Credit: Getty Images

If he wants to retain his MotoGP world championship Jorge Lorenzo knew he had no choice.

He had to win the San Marino Grand Prix and squeeze the points gap to tenacious young rival Marc Marquez.

Lorenzo delivered as only he can, with a masterclass of stunning, front-running speed to lead all 28 laps with an inch-perfect performance.

Sep 14

Lorenzo, Rossi Plan Race Attack On Marquez

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Photo Credit: Getty Images

Yamaha rivals Valentino Rossi and Jorge Lorenzo have not written off their chances in Sunday’s San Marino Grand Prix despite the record-breaking qualifying pace of Honda rival Marc Marquez.

Both Rossi and Lorenzo intend to carry the fight to the flashy and fearless rookie Marquez in the 28 lap race.

The trio share the front row of the grid with Lorenzo (second) and Rossi (third) planning instant attacks on Marquez’s stunning pace.

Marquez claimed pole position with a massive 0.5s gap over the Yamaha pair.

Always inspired by racing at home Rossi said his return to strong qualifying form will be the platform for his podium challenge.

Sep 13

Rossi Prepares For Showdown With Marquez In Home Race

Rossi Prepares For Showdown With Marquez In Home Race

Valentino Rossi of Italy rides his Yamaha during qualifying practice for the San Marino Grand Prix. (Photo: Getty Images)

While Valentino Rossi has hailed Yamaha’s new seamless shift gearbox as a “fantastic” upgrade to the M1, it was Honda riders who dominated the opening day of practice for Sunday’s San Marino Grand Prix.

Rookie sensation Marc Marquez was in stunning form, mastering a series of lurid slides to set the fastest time in both sessions.

Sep 12

Yamaha Will Race F1-Style Gearbox At Misano

Jorge Lorenzo

Jorge Lorenzo rides his Yamaha around Luffield Corner during the MotoGP race at Silverstone. (Photo: Getty Images)

Jorge Lorenzo’s increasingly desperate defense of his MotoGP world championship will receive a boost with the arrival of Yamaha’s F1-style seamless shift gearbox for Sunday’s San Marino Grand Prix.

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After an agonizing wait and strident pleas from Lorenzo and Valentino Rossi, the new gearbox will be fitted to both factory Yamahas from Friday’s free practice sessions at Misano.

Sep 1

Lorenzo Ranks British GP Win As One Of His Best

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Photo Credit: Dorna Sports

Jorge Lorenzo knew he had just one chance to keep his slim world championship hopes alive.

The result was a daring last corner overtake to win the British Grand Prix at Silverstone and halt, at least momentarily, the momentum of rookie ace Marc Marquez.

Lorenzo’s Yamaha teammate Valentino Rossi hailed the win as “incredible” but also admitted that it be “still difficult” for Lorenzo to retain his title.

The win came on the back of Lorenzo’s bold race strategy of quick starts and then backing his front-running pace to try and gap his Honda rivals Marquez and Dani Pedrosa.

The fast, flowing corners of Silverstone gave Lorenzo his crucial advantage with the Yamaha M1 although he had not planned on leaving his winning move until the final corner.