Jakarta, EN runganSport — MotoGP is the most racing two wheel racing scene in the eyes of the world community, even far beat a similar competition, World Superbike.
For the Asian region, MotoGP is even able to match the popularity of car racing, Formula 1.
MotoGP is very popular in the Asian region, especially in Southeast Asia with Indonesia being the majority of the most enthusiastic fans.
Another only with in Europe, F1 is far superior to MotoGP in terms of audience interest.
Indonesia is the biggest contributor to the number of MotoGP world viewers, even the Spaniard Jorge Lorenzo admits that he is more famous in Indonesia than in his home country.
There are many riders who visit Indonesia for the promotion of their manufacturers and sponsors, most of them are shocked and touched by the fan friendliness in Indonesia.
All the drivers who came to Indonesia were amazed by the support of the fans, they felt like the meaning of the top world if already in Indonesia, which is in fact always invaded by fans.
Here are ten cities in the world with the biggest MotoGP fans collected from Google Trends data in the last 12 months.
1. Makassar, Indonesia / 100
Makassar City is the capital of South Sulawesi province. Makassar is the largest metropolitan city in eastern Indonesia and has in the past been the capital of the State of East Indonesia and the province of Sulawesi.
2. Medan, Indonesia / 85
Medan City is the capital of North Sumatra province, Indonesia. The city is the third largest city in Indonesia after Jakarta and Surabaya, as well as the largest city outside of Java Island.
3. Bologna, Italy / 77
Bologna is the capital of Regione Emilia-Romagna located in the central part of Italy. The population numbered 367,000 inhabitants
4. Surabaya, Indonesia / 77
The city of Surabaya is the capital of East Java Province, Indonesia, as well as the largest metropolitan city in the province. Surabaya is the second largest city in Indonesia after Jakarta.
5. Florence, Italy / 68
Florence or Firenze is the capital of the province of Florence, the Tuscany region of Central Italy. Split by the Arno River, at the foot of the Apennine hills, the city has a population of 400,000 people.
6. Milan, Italy / 68
Milan is a major city to the north of Italy, and is located on a stretch of Lombardy, the most developed region of Italy.
7. Palembang, Indonesia / 64
Palembang is the capital of South Sumatra province. Palembang is the second largest city in Sumatra after Medan.
8. Jakarta, Indonesia / 56
The Special Capital Region of Jakarta is the capital city of the country and largest city in Indonesia. Jakarta is the only city in Indonesia that has a provincial level status. Jakarta is located on the northwest coast of Java Island.
9. Turin,Italy / 55
Torino is an industrial city, including a business and cultural center in the north-west of Italy, the capital of the Piemonte region and situated on the western bank of the Po River.
10. Bandung, Indonesia / 51
Bandung is the largest metropolitan city in West Java province, as well as being the capital of the province. (DN/eV)
Austin, runganSport — After the Argentine MotoGP race last week took place, Repsol Honda rider Marc Marquez went directly to paddcok champion Movistar Yamaha, Valentino Rossi with the aim of apologizing.
But Marquez’s good effort came to a dead end when Rossi’s right-hand man Alessio ‘Uccio’ Salucci balked at Marquez’s arrival and apology.
Apparently not only get there, in order to get a forgiveness from Rossi, Marquez is known to send messages via WhatsApp.
“Marquez had sent a message asking Rossi to make peace after the clash in the Argentine Grand Prix, for the sake of a good name MotoGP,” said a source from the environment in Yamaha as published Spanish media, Diario Gol.
It is not known whether Rossi rode his rival message or not.
But look at the attitude of Rossi until now unchanged and still feel aggrieved by the desperate action of Marquez, it seems Rossi has not forgiven the Catalan child. (DN/vU)
Tavullia, EN runganSport – Franco Morbidelli’s name bounced back after the Italian rider performed superbly throughout the year, especially when he successfully locked the Moto2 world title in the Malaysian series last week.
Morbidelli was Valentino Rossi’s first protege at the VR46 Riders Academy, also the first student of Rossi to win the world title.
In addition, Morbidelli also turns out the first Italian racer who could become world champion in the Grand Prix since the last time Rossi won MotoGP in the 2009 season ago.
“I’m very happy and very proud of Franky. He deserves a world title because this year he is performing at a much higher level than the others.
He has won eight wins, it shows that he dominated Moto2 this year, ” said Rossi to GPOne with a very happy tone.
Next year, Morbidelli’s name becomes one of the Moto2 alumni who will debut in the premier class, the 22-year-old will be Marc VDS Honda’s squad, which means that Morbidelli will share the track as a competitor to the teacher along with a different manufacturer.
Rossi who defended Yamaha and Morbidelli under the umbrella of Honda, whether these conditions will affect their relationship later?
Rossi himself very much hoped nothing happened between him and the disciple.
“When I look bad, then I will look for him and scolded him!” Continued Rossi laughing.
“I feel that he will be very competitive in MotoGP, and indeed we will be enemies on the track, but obviously our relationship will not change, there will be no problem later.” (DN /vU)