Paolo Simoncelli – MotoGP champions are already in Malaysia, where Sunday they will ride at the Sepang for the next to the last race of the 2016 season. Many people reminded Marco Simoncelli, who died on October 23, 2011, during the Sepang GP.
All pilots published on social photos and phrases to greet him and Valentino Rossi dedicated his podium at Phillip Island to his great friend. Sic’s father did an interview where he preferred to comment on the 2016 MotoGP season, with some comments about the future. “Five years without a child, you can’t tell and even summarize. So, in the family, we have good days and bad days.” said Paolo Simoncelli.
Paolo Simoncelli: “Marquez seems Valentino when he was twenty“
Paolo Simoncelli praises Valentino Rossi, but he knows that this year Vale has made some mistakes too. “This year, Valentino was stronger than in 2015. He committed some mistake. But Rossi he continues to improve his performance.” he added. Inevitable a comment about Marc Marquez, the new world champion. “Marquez seems Valentino when he was twenty. So, it will never be easy to beat him. But Rossi must believe in the tenth MotoGP World Title, despite his age.”
Marco’s father then looks to the future and talks about the deal between Lorenzo and Ducati. “A disaster! I think that Jorge doesn’t want to risk. If the bike is perfect, he wins. If the bike is normal, Lorenzo doesn’t win. I hope to be wrong. Rossi rode with Ducati for two years. I do not know if Lorenzo will do it.” said Paolo Simoncelli.
Randy Mamola: “He is afraid of falling and getting hurt“
Randy Mamola believes that Jorge Lorenzo is afraid. “He is afraid of falling and getting hurt.” said Mamola on Motorsport.com. “At Phillip Island, I saw a different pilot. Disconnected, tense and slow. He must react and try to change the situation. We want a strong rider.” His biggest problem is the Michelin tires. “Lorenzo should do as Marc. He must adapt to the bike and grow progressively.” In addition, Mamola believes that Jorge should see Rossi. “He has overcome many problems during the season.” adds Randy. “It is a master when it needs to find the right grip. Then, Lorenzo is afraid of the rain. Next year. He will go to Ducati and he must return a true champion.”
Jeremy Burgess: “Rossi didn’t lose the 2016 Title in the last three races, but much earlier“
Jeremy Burgess thinks it will be very difficult for Valentino Rossi win his 10th title only with podiums. He must win more if he wants to become the MotoGP World Champion. The Australian worked with Rossi since the 2000. They won a 500 class Title and then six MotoGP’s World Title. At the end of 2013, the couple chose two different roads and Rossi chose Silvano Galbusera, which last year lost the title with him for only 5 points. Last weekend, at Phillip Island, in Australia, the engineer helped the organizers with some issues, and during this work he talked to Motorsport.com about the current season.
“I spend the day playing golf and tennis. I watch the races on TV.” said Burgess. He is one of the most important voices to give an opinion about the performance of the Italian rider in the most recent period. In addition, he talked about more general topics, such as the Title of Marc Márquez in Japan.
Burgess: “Vale made several mistakes this year“
“Maybe Valentino isn’t the fastest on the single lap. But he’s still one of the strongest in the race. It is true that he did not win the Title again. However, he was very close last year. In my view, he didn’t lose the 2016 Title in the last three races, but much earlier. He decided to focus on the podium. It’s not enough to be champion now. He has to win races.” said Burgess, who admits to being surprised the errors committed by his former driver, particularly those that have dropped.
“He made several mistakes this year. The most important are Assen and Japan. In the Netherlands, it was very unusual. Because normally he doesn’t fall when he is first.” added the Australian, who uses Marquez to complete the concept. “Marc is able to avoid the accident. Because he is very agile. Valentino, over the years, has become more slow in its reactions“.