Jorge Lorenzo rode an almost perfect race in today’s MotoGP season finale at Valencia to claim his third MotoGP world championship and fifth world title overall, but it was his Yamaha teammate Valentino Rossi with an utterly jaw-dropping ride from the back of the grid up to 4th place.
This week’s MotoGP race was one for the record books. The top four riders traded places 53 (FIFTY-THREE!) times during the course of the race, and the ending came down to the last few turns. Here’s a breakdown of why this race was so amazing.
Changing weather conditions mixed up the MotoGP race at Misano today, with the track going from dry to wet and back to dry again. Championship hopeful Jorge Lorenzo wiped out switching back to dry tires, sending him off track and severely hurting him in the points.
There are approximately a billionty people throwing their names it the hat for president in ‘16, but a Spaniard who can’t even run beats them all on one important record: American wins, dude. Marquez has never lost a MotoGP race on American soil, which now includes three wins at Indianapolis Motor Speedway alone.
MotoGP’s Gran Premio Red Bull de la República Argentina came down to a battle between two previous world champions: Marc Marquez and Valentino Rossi. Marquez was in the lead, but Rossi was coming up on him fast on a more durable rear tire compound than Marquez.