Cal Crutchlow won his second race of the season. Valentino Rossi consolidated his place in the overall standings with second place in the MotoGP Phillip Island 2016. The Italian champion closed ahead of Maverick Vinales. Only sixth Jorge Lorenzo. Rossi runs amazing race going up from 15 on the second after an endless series of overtaking. One more beautiful than the other. Marc Marquez played a great season, but Valentino Rossi did the same. A truly amazing couple. We can see it also in the 2017 season.
Valentino Rossi has enjoyed at 2016 Phillip Island GP
“This morning we found that we had a big step in these conditions. So, I managed to trace many positions. I’m very happy since the first lap.” Valentino Rossi did a great MotoGP Phillip Island 2016 race. “I want to reach even Cal, but he was too fast. I really congratulate him. The team did a great work. Thanks!” added Rossi. He was on the podium for the 220th in his career and now the Italian champion has 216 points in the MotoGP overall standings.
MotoGP Phillip Island 2016, Marc returns the “old” Marquez and he falls down
Marc Marquez hits the pole again at MotoGP Phillip Island 2016, his seventh of the season. “We’ve done an incredible job during all the weekend.” said after the pole position the new MotoGP World Champion Marc Marquez. “In these conditions more than speed matters make the right choice at all times. The pole is important, but also having a session under normal conditions. Because it seems that the race might run out to dry.”
The new world champion falls down during the MotoGP Australian 2016. However, the Spanish rider ran a great race despite having already won the World Championship in Japan.
“I congratulate Marquez. Being five-time world champion in 23 years is something that has never been seen, can break all records. ” Also Fernando Alonso celebrates his compatriot Marc Marquez, who graduated at Motegi last Sunday for the fifth time, the third world champion in the premier class of MotoGP. “He’s a good guy and should enjoy the moment.” added the McLaren driver in an interview with Motorsport.com.
Last December, at Motegi, during Thanks Day organized by Honda, Marc Marquez and Fernando Alonso had got to face and compete together. Alonso rose riding MotoGP bike in the Bike, the number 14 of Takahashi, while Marquez has tried the Honda NSX Super GT Championship GT 500 deployed from Japan.
Marc Marquez is the New MotoGP Champion: What do the experts think?
Motorlands spoke with two experts about the great season of MotoGP’s Marc Marquez. A 23-year-old rider able to win 5 World Championships, including three in MotoGP. A phenomenon. Matured during the 2016 season. We spoke to them before the MotoGP Phillip Island 2016.
Chris Martin writes about Motorcycle racing, SOF, & sci-fi. Scout’s Guide to SX, MotoGP, & MotoAmerica. “Of course, winning a world championship is a total team effort. From rider to management to mechanics to engineers. With that said, I think it’s obvious that the 2016 MotoGP title was fueled in large part by Marc Marquez’s remarkable skill and new found maturity. This year’s RC213V is not a total disaster like the 2015 model was.” said Chris.
“Marquez lacked an equipment advantage this season”
“However, at best, it’s aboutit’s on par with the Yamaha and Ducati (and it was a good step behind them during the opening half of the season while Honda played catch-up). Even Jorge Lorenzo openly admits that Marquez lacked an equipment advantage this season. And yet, here we are with Marquez already crowned champion and three races remaining to be run.”
Niki Kovács started her racing career at age 4. She has been racing in 125 GP and Superstock 600 categories. Niki has been the first ever Hungarian female participant in the World Championship (MotoGP-125, Istanbul-Turkey), point scorer in the European Championship among men and podium finisher in an international race.
In 2011, Niki finished 6th in the last round (8hrs race in Qatar) of the Endurance World Championship in the Stock1000 category. Where she was one of the riders in an all-feminine team run by QMMF. In 2008, she finished the 600cc European Women’s Championship 3rd. Niki has been after the MotoGP as a journalist since 2004. In 2011, the Hungarian Sports Writers Association honored her for the ‘Article of the year’.
“It’s absolutely him. We could see already last year how much the Honda was suffering and this hasn’t changed for this year either. Moreover! Last year the biggest problem for him (apart from the bike weak points) was the lack of consistency. For this season the big change was his style and the way approaching the races. Not the bike. The bike has improved too. But the rider who really could make it work, who could make the difference under normal circumstances (together with the new electronics and tires) was him.” said Niki.
“Márquez is the only rider in the three categories who scored points in every race”
“There were two other important factors this year. The sport historical fact, that we could see eight different winners. Márquez is the only rider in the three categories who scored points in every race (and missed out the podium only four times). This makes you to be a champion. I think the biggest compliment for a rider when one of his opponents and brandmates admits your results and talent. Cal Crutchlow said many times this year: “if you put Marc Márquez on my bike, he will win the same. And there is no other rider who can win with his bike, only him.” I think, we can believe in him.”