MotoGP Spain vs Italy or Rossi vs Lorenzo
What is going on in MotoGP? Rossi is accusing Marquez of helping Lorenzo. Lorenzo now won the world championship and he thinks it belongs to Spain. That in turns upsets Rossi even more. Pedrosa is caught up in between the lot. The whole thing is like a soap opera. You couldn’t script it any better than that. The Spaniards versus the Italians.
Last race in Valencia was interesting. Lorenzo was starting from pole and his team mate, Rossi, had to start from the back of the grid due to a penalty he received in Malaysia. I won’t go into that one now. Lorenzo took off from the lights and straight into the lead. He stayed there until the end of the race. Rossi on the other end carved his way through the field like a hot knife through butter. It was quite spectacular. It didn’t take him long to get towards the pointy end. But once Rossi reached fourth position he couldn’t progress any further. The race was just about done.
The order was Lorenzo. Marquez, Pedrosa and Rossi. Pedrosa dropped some 2.5 seconds back from the leading duo. With about 5 laps to go he picked up again and managed to close the gap to Marquez and Lorenzo. He once attempted to overtake Marquez, but it didn’t work. It seemed a bit like Marquez was protecting Lorenzo. but these are all allegations. Rossi lost out this year and we don’t know if he can have another go next season. next year he’ll be 37. We’ll see. Personally I doubt it. I think the time is over for Rossi to win World Championships. Then again, I’ve been wrong before.