First Look! Jorge Lorenzo with Repsol Honda

vFirst Look! Jorge Lorenzo with Repsol Honda
Jorge Lorenzo First Look! Jorge Lorenzo with Repsol Honda, Pre-season MotoGP 2019 Test Valencia, Spain 2018 / runganSport © Twitter/#ValenciaTest 

Valencia, EN runganSport –Spanish rider, Jorge Lorenzo with Ducati Team which will last in 2018.

But the X-Fuera received permission from Ducati to try to use Repsol Honda’s RC213V motorbike at the Valencia Test, Tuesday and Wednesday (20-21 / 11).

Lorenzo will become a Honda racer starting in 2019 until 2020, which is the next two years.

Before the Ducati in early 2017, Lorenzo had spent nine seasons with Yamaha.

So, Honda is the third manufacturer for Lorenzo in the main class.

With Yamaha, Lorenzo won three world titles, while two years with Ducati, Lorenzo managed to win 3 times.

Interesting to see what Lorenzo can do with Honda in 2019 MotoGP later.

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Although not trying out a Honda motorbike with a complete orange livery like the Repsol Honda as usual, it is very interesting to see Lorenzo on a different motorbike.

Honda ridden by Lorenzo on the first day The Valencia test is plain black with a few accents, also clearly displayed number #99 belongs to JL on the front of the motorbike. (DN/eV)

Jorge Lorenzo, Repsol Honda, Pre-season MotoGP 2019 Test Valencia, Spain 2018 / runganSport © Twitter/#ValenciaTest.

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Marc Marquez is the 2018 MotoGP World Champion

Marc Marquez is the 2018 MotoGP World Champion
Marc Marquez is the 2018 MotoGP World Champion / runganSport English 2018 © Twitter/Crash

Motegi, EN runganSport — Repsol Honda rider, Marc Marquez managed to come out as the winner in the Japanese MotoGP race, which took place at the Motegi circuit on Sunday (10/21).

The Spaniard was at the same time locking up the world title because now the points were not overtaken again, especially after Dovi failed to finish in two laps before finishing.

The second Japanese MotoGP podium was secured by the LCR Honda satellite driver, Cal Crutchlow.

Following the third place finish, there was the name of the Suzuki Ecstar driver, Alex Rins.

While Movitar Yamaha rider Valentino Rossi managed to finish in fourth place and Angel Nieto Team’s satellite driver Alvaro Bautista finished fifth this time.

The sixth and seventh place finishes this time fell to Monster Yamaha Tech3 Satellite driver Johann Zarco and team mate Rossi, Maverick Vinales.

While the other three drivers who managed to finish in the top ten zone were Repsol Honda drivers Dani Pedrosa, satellite champion Alma Pramac Racing Ducati, Danilo Petrucci and team mate Zarco, Hafizh Syahrin.

Marc Marquez scored a brilliant victory at Twin Ring Motegi today, earning his eighth win of the season, the seventh World Title of his career and his fifth MotoGP World Championship in six years.

The 25-year-old Spaniard is the youngest rider in the history of the sport to win seven World Championships: 125cc in 2010, Moto2 in 2012 and MotoGP in 2013, 2014, 2016, 2017 and 2018. Marc is also the youngest rider to have won five premier-class titles.

Marc Marquez 2018 World Championship facts so far

– At the age of 25 years and 246 days, Marquez is the youngest rider of all time to reach the milestone of seven World Championships, taking the record from Mike Hailwood, who was 26 years and 140 days old when he won his seventh title, the 1966 350cc crown.

– Marquez is one of only eight riders to have taken seven or more World Championships across all classes, the others being John Surtees (7), Phil Read (7), Carlo Ubbiali (9), Mike Hailwood (9), Valentino Rossi (9), Angel Nieto (13) and Giacomo Agostini (15).

– Marquez is the youngest rider ever to win five premier-class titles, at the age of 25 years and 246 days, taking the record from Valentino Rossi, who was 26 years and 221 days old when he won his fifth premier-class title in 2005.

– Marquez has joined Mick Doohan, Valentino Rossi and Giacomo Agostini as one of only four riders to have taken five or more premier–class titles.

– Marquez has won all his MotoGP titles while riding Honda motorcycles, joining Mick Doohan as the riders with the most premier-class crowns with the Japanese manufacturer (5).

– Only one Spanish rider has won more world titles than Marquez: Angel Nieto, who earned 13 World Championships (seven in the 125cc class and six in the 50cc class) between 1969 and 1984.

– Marquez has won at least five GPs per season over the past nine years, across three categories: 125cc, Moto2 and MotoGP. He is the first rider to achieve this distinction in the 70-year history of motorcycle Grand Prix racing, beating his own record from last year. Previously, Mike Hailwood was the only man to have achieved at least five victories per season over seven years, across at least three classes, between 1961 and 1967.

– Marquez’s current 2018 tally of five pole positions extends his all-time pole record (in the modern era—since 1974, when full poles began to be officially recorded) to an incredible 78 poles across three classes.

– Marquez has won more MotoGP races this season than any other rider (8). He has also scored the most podiums (13) and the most pole positions (5).

Race Results Motegi, Japan MotoGP 2018

  1. Marc Marquez, Repsol Honda 42m 36.438s
  2. Cal Crutchlow, LCR Honda
  3. Alex Rins, Suzuki Ecstar
  4. Valentino Rossi, Movistar Yamaha
  5. Alvaro Bautista, Angel Nieto Team
  6. Johann Zarco, Monster Yamaha Tech3
  7. Maverick Vinales, Movistar Yamaha
  8. Dani Pedrosa, Repsol Honda
  9. Danilo Petrucci, Pramac Ducati
  10. Hafizh Syahrin, Monster Yamaha Tech3
  11. Franco Morbidelli, EG 0,0 Marc VDS
  12. Bradley Smith, Red Bull KTM Factory
  13. Pol Espargaro, Red Bull KTM Factory
  14. Katsuyuki Nakasuga, Yamaha Factory
  15. Takaaki Nakagami, LCR Honda
  16. Xavier Simeon, Reale Avintia
  17. Jordi Torres, Reale Avintia
  18. Andrea Dovizioso, Ducati Team
  19. Scott Redding, Factory Aprilia Gresini
  20. Thomas Luthi, EG 0,0 Marc VDS
  21. Sylvain Guintoli, Suzuki Ecstar
  22. Andrea Iannone, Suzuki Ecstar DNF
  23. Karel Abraham, Angel Nieto Team DNF
  24. Jack Miller, Pramac Ducati DNF
  25. Aleix Espargaro, Factory Aprilia Gresini DNF (DN/eV)

NEXT: Lorenzo “Grateful” to Marquez for Not Blocking His Move to Honda

Lorenzo “Grateful” to Marquez for Not Blocking His Move to Honda

Lorenzo "Grateful" to Marquez for Not Blocking His Move to Honda
Marc Marquez & Jorge Lorenzo, MotoGP 2018 / runganSport English © AutoSport.

Buriram, EN runganSport — Ducati Team rider, Jorge Lorenzo will move to Repsol Honda next year.

Lorenzo arrived after Dani Pedrosa decided to retire at the end of the 2018 season.

Lorenzo will play with other Spaniards, Marc Marquez for the next two seasons.

X-Fuera admitted “grateful” because Marquez did not block his way to move to Honda starting next year.

Lorenzo even confirmed that he owed Marquez the “welcome” attitude of the Cervera rider.

“For me this means Maquez really believes in himself and he doesn’t want to show any weaknesses,” Lorenzo said when interviewed by AutoSport.

“I owe him the fact that I was able to sign a contract with Honda smoothly because at that time I was in a difficult condition,” he continued.

Lorenzo denied he would be forced into another choice if Marquez blocked his move to Honda.

Referring to Yamaha’s new satellite team, SIC Petronas, Lorenzo explained “I want to continue the race, so I will choose another possibility that I am still open.

I feel better than before and will be very ashamed to say goodbye in such a situation,” he added. (DN/eV)

NEXT: Marquez Try to Copy Dovi Riding Style

Marquez Try to Copy Dovi Riding Style

Marquez Try to Copy Dovi Riding Style
Andrea Dovizioso vs Marc Marquez, Race MotoGP Buriram, Thailand 2018 / runganSport English © MotoGP.

Buriram, EN runganSport — Repsol Honda rider Marc Marquez won the Ducati Team star, Andrea Dovizioso at the Thailand MotoGP yesterday.

The two fought fiercely until the final lap, even Marquez won after passing Dovi at the final corner.

Both of these drivers defend the same team and manufacturer, two with two different racing styles.

Both remind us of the fierce duels in the early era of the Grand Prix of the 1990s, namely the battles of Wayne Rainey and Kevin Schwantz.

Marquez noted that his late braking style made him more comparable to Schwantz, but Marquez admitted that he was currently trying to appear even more gentle like Dovi who tended to be the same as Rainey’s racing style.

“Of course it was last year and this year we have a really great fight, and the fight to the final corner is always good for this sport,” Marquez told MotorSport.

“I always try to give everything to the last meter, because Dovi also does the same thing.

This is a good fighting method, and we always respect each other,” continued the Spaniard.

Marquez admitted that the racing style with Dovi was indeed very different from each other.

“We have a different racing style, a different motorbike and he has very strong points, I have strong points in other sectors.

So this creates conditions that we can play in a good way, another way to overtake opponents.

“I might prefer Schwantz style, because I put the brakes on the brakes and braking points differently than most riders.

“But now I’m trying to change my racing style, I’m trying to imitate the racing style of Dovi, which is famous for being smooth, a little leaning and very fast when it comes out of the corner,” explained Marquez. (DN/eV)

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Marquez: I Know Dovi Last Turn Style

Marquez: I Know Dovi Last Turn Style
Marc Marquez vs Andrea Dovizioso, Race MotoGP Buriram, Thailand 2018 / runganSport English © MotoGP.

Buriram, EN runganSport — Ducati Team rider, Andrea Dovizioso has defeated his toughest opponent three times, Marc Marquez at the final Turn.

First at the 2017 Austrian Grand Prix, then at the 2017 Japanese GP and earlier this year at the Qatar GP.

Dovi almost beat Marquez four times in the same way, but this time in the Thai MotoGP yesterday Dovi failed to execute The Baby Alien.

On the contrary, it is now Marquez’s turn to work on Dovi at the final Bend, Marquez was immediately pleased and revealed that he could finally take revenge on the Italian rider.

In the two laps before finishing, Dovi actually had the same moves to conquer Marquez at the final corner.

It turned out that this was immediately studied by Marquez, in order to avoid the DesmoDovi trap, the end of the final lap.

“I know the Dovi strategy well, because I have lost three times in this way,” Marquez admitted as reported by Motorsport.

“I gave a full boost on the last lap, because I had lost against Dovi on the last lap and that had affected me so far.

But this condition has become a motivation for me to get out of the shadow of the power of the final corner of Dovi, ” closed the Cervera rider.

With victory in Thailand last week, it is likely that Marquez will immediately lock the world title in the next race at the Japanese GP.

Marquez only needed to finish in front of Dovi just to make sure he became champions this year, without the need to wait for the final race in Valencia. (DN / eV)

NEXT: Rossi: Yamaha Don’t Fooled Thai MotoGP Results

Rossi: Yamaha Don’t Fooled Thai MotoGP Results

Rossi: Yamaha Don't Fooled Thai MotoGP Results
Valentino Rossi, MotoGP Buriram, Thailand 2018 / runganSport English © MotoGP.

Buriram, EN runganSport — Movistar Yamaha riders, Maverick Vinales and Valentino Rossi were competitive at the Thailand MotoGP last week.

Vinales won the third podium and Rossi finished fourth, a result that was quite encouraging compared to the previous series.

But Rossi stressed to Yamaha that they should not be fooled by good results in Thailand.

Because so far the Yamaha problem has not yet been broken.

“It’s a pity when Yamaha thinks they’ve solved the problem after good results in Thailand, this is clearly a wrong mentality.

In fact, often our engineers were happy when Vinales scored a good time at Free Training, they said, ‘we understand!’

“If I were a Yamaha engineer, I would analyze the results of the second half of the season and I would not be happy about one fast lap or the front row,” Rossi said as reported by MotorSport.

Rossi himself admitted to being surprised by Yamaha’s excellent performance in Thailand, but he suspected the Buriram asphalt surface had a big influence on Yamaha’s success.

“On paper this track is not a circuit that matches Yamaha.

I previously thought we would have difficulties, but in fact we are better here than at Misano then.

For me, the asphalt layout and clutches that really helped us in Thailand were more or less the same,” explained Rossi.

The next race will take place at the Motegi circuit in the Japanese MotoGP. (DN/eV)

NEXT: Rossi Explain Podium Failure at Thailand MotoGP

Rossi Explain Podium Failure at Thailand MotoGP

Rossi Explain Podium Failure at Thailand MotoGP
Valentino Rossi vs Marc Marquez, Race MotoGP Buriram, Thailand 2018 / runganSport English © MotoGP.

Buriram, EN runganSport — The last time a Movistar Yamaha rider, Valentino Rossi boarded the last podium was at the German MotoGP.

Rossi actually had a good chance of returning to the third podium in Thailand, but unfortunately his team-mate, Maverick Vinales appeared stronger and took the position of three Italian riders.

“Thailand is the best race for Yamaha in the second half of the season.

We will see during the next race, whether the results are good because of the type of track or whether we really can improve the bike.

“The remaining four races are very important because we have to compete on different circuits,” Rossi said after the race.

For example Ducati, they are strong on all circuits.

At Buriram, we fought in the front group throughout the race, but in the end we always had problems with tires. “I really want to finish on the podium, but Vinales is stronger than me,” Rossi admitted.

Rossi hasn’t really said whether Yamaha can win again?

“Dovi and Marquez were very strong in the second half of the season, from start to finish,” Rossi explained.

“I don’t know if we have the potential to win. The next race will take place at Motegi and this is usually a good track for us.

We hope that the race will take place in dry track conditions, because the year when it rains becomes a nightmare for us,” Rossi explained.

At the beginning of the Thai race Rossi appeared so strong, but why was it so weak on the final laps?

“I feel good with a motorbike and I have enough strength to fight.

So it’s not a physical problem, maybe because Vinales processes tires better than me.

Maybe that’s why he is stronger than me,” Rossi admitted. (DN/eV)

NEXT: Marquez: Finally I Beat Dovi at Last Turn

Marquez: Finally I Beat Dovi at Last Turn

Marquez: Finally I Beat Dovi at Last Turn
Marc Marquez vs Andrea Dovizioso, Race MotoGP Buriram, Thailand 2018 / runganSport English © SpeedWeek.

Buriram, runganSport — Repsol Honda rider, Marc Marquez admitted that he was very relieved after defeating Ducati Team start, Andrea Dovizioso at the end of the Buriram circuit in the Thai MotoGP.

Marquez, who started the race from Pole’s position, was scattered on the initial laps, so in the middle of the race Marquez began to restore his course, had four laps before the finish line.

Finally Marqez managed to defeat Dovi and claim victory in Thailand.

“In the end I was able to get revenge after (losing) three times from Dovi, and on this fourth occasion I changed the style of racing a little.

Honestly, my strategy is to try to go as fast as possible when the race is only ten or eight laps away,” Marquez told Crash.

“I saw Dovi’s speed was good and maybe I could be a little faster, but I had a hard time getting through it because my front tire was too hot, I also couldn’t brake properly at the normal point.

“For that reason I tried to attack before the last lap, to try to cool the front tires a little, but Dovi was really smart and he overtook me every chance.

Then I told myself ‘okay, we’ll see on the last lap’. Then I tried to forget everything, including the standings, to give everything in the race,” continued the Spaniard.

Three laps to finish, Marquez tried to run away from Dovi’s pursuit, but failed and Dovi easily overtook Marquez at each end.

Then Marquez changed the strategy by taking over Dovi’s position.

“I actually tried to look fast at the last corner when three laps were left, I tried to overtake Dovi there, but I couldn’t stop the motorbike in a good way and Dovi passed me.

“So we changed positions and I like the style of Dovi and he did Marquez’s style, and in the end the race ended well for me,” Marquez admitted happily. (DN/eV)

NEXT: Championship Standings, Thailand MotoGP 2018

Championship Standings, Thailand MotoGP 2018

Championship Standings, Thailand MotoGP 2018
Marc Marquez, Championship Standings, Thailand MotoGP 2018 / runganSport English © Twitter/Repsol Honda.

Buriram, EN runganSportMarc Marquez (Repsol Honda) is getting stronger at the top of the standings after successfully winning the 15th series race this season, which took place at the Buriram circuit in Thailand on Sunday (7/10).

Now the Cervera rider has a total of 271 points, ahead of 77 points from his closest competitor, Andrea Dovizioso.

Dovi, who finished second, collected 194 points.

While Movistar Yamaha rider Valentino Rossi was third in 172 points.

Two other drivers, Maverick Vinales (146 points) and Jorge Lorenzo (130 points) each occupied the top four and five.

Championship Standings, Thailand MotoGP 2018

  1. Marc Marquez, Repsol Honda 271
  2. Andrea Dovizioso, Ducati Team 194
  3. Valentino Rossi, Movistar Yamaha 172
  4. Maverick Vinales, Movistar Yamaha 146
  5. Jorge Lorenzo, Ducati Team 130
  6. Cal Crutchlow, LCR Honda 128
  7. Danilo Petrucci, Pramac Ducati 126
  8. Johann Zarco, Monster Yamaha Tech3 123
  9. Andrea Iannone, Suzuki Ecstar 113
  10. Alex Rins, Suzuki Ecstar 102
  11. Dani Pedrosa, Repsol Honda 87
  12. Jack Miller, Pramac Ducati 74
  13. Alvaro Bautista, Angel Nieto Team 72
  14. Tito Rabat, Reale Avintia 35
  15. Franco Morbidelli, EG 0,0 Marc VDS 33
  16. Aleix Espargaro, Factory Aprilia Gresini 32
  17. Pol Espargaro, Red Bull KTM Factory 32
  18. Hafizh Syahrin, Monster Yamaha Tech3 28
  19. Bradley Smith, Red Bull KTM Factory 19
  20. Takaaki Nakagami, LCR Honda 18
  21. Scott Redding, Factory Aprilia Gresini 12
  22. Mika Kallio, Red Bull KTM Factory 6
  23. Karel Abraham, Angel Nieto Team 5
  24. Michele Pirro, Ducati Team 1 (DN/eV)

NEXT: Race Results, Thailand MotoGP 2018

Race Results, Thailand MotoGP 2018

Race Results, Thailand MotoGP 2018
Race Results, Thailand MotoGP 2018 / runganSport English © Twitter/MotoGP.

Buriram, EN runganSport — Having the race from Pole position, Repsol Honda rider, Marc Marquez came out as the winner in the Thai MotoGP, which took place at the Buriram circuit on Sunday (7/10).

The Spaniard crossed the finish line with a total time of 39 minutes 55,722 seconds.

The second place finish position belongs to the Ducati Team racer Andrea Dovizioso who lost at the last corner of Marquez.

Completing the third podium Buriram this weekend, comes the name of Movistar Yamaha rider, Maverick Vinales.

While his teammates, Valentino Rossi had to settle for finishing fourth and failed to get on the podium.

Rossi’s problem as long as the race is very clearly seen during the ‘exit corner’, apparently the M1 acceleration problem caused by the electronic system still haunts Rossi until now.

Race Results, Thailand MotoGP 2018

  1. Marc Marquez, Repsol Honda 39m 55.722s
  2. Andrea Dovizioso, Ducati Team
  3. Maverick Viñales, Movistar Yamaha
  4. Valentino Rossi, Movistar Yamaha
  5. Johann Zarco, Monster Yamaha Tech3
  6. Alex Rins, Suzuki Ecstar
  7. Cal Crutchlow, LCR Honda
  8. Alvaro Bautista, Angel Nieto Team
  9. Danilo Petrucci, Pramac Ducati
  10. Jack Miller, Pramac Ducati
  11. Andrea Iannone, Suzuki Ecstar
  12. Hafizh Syahrin, Monster Yamaha Tech3
  13. Aleix Espargaro, Factory Aprilia Gresini
  14. Franco Morbidelli, EG 0,0 Marc VDS
  15. Bradley Smith, Red Bull KTM Factory
  16. Scott Redding, Factory Aprilia Gresini
  17. Karel Abraham, Angel Nieto Team
  18. Xavier Simeon, Reale Avintia
  19. Jordi Torres, Reale Avintia
  20. Thomas Luthi, EG 0,0 Marc VDS
  21. Pol Espargaro, Red Bull KTM Factory
  22. Takaaki Nakagami, LCR Honda
  23. Dani Pedrosa, Repsol Honda DNF. (DN/eV)

NEXT: Championship Standings, Thailand Moto2 2018