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Valentino Rossi has officially joined the Petronas Yamaha SRT

After a long period of negotiations, MotoGP legend Valentino Rossi has officially joined the Petronas Yamaha SRT racing team, starting from the 2021 season.

Despite continuing to compete on the Yamaha YZR-M1, this is Rossi’s first time transitioning to a satellite racing team, since he entered professional form in 2000 with the Honda racing team. However, he will still receive technical support from the factory racing team.

Valentino Rossi has officially joined the Petronas Yamaha SRT

Fabio Quartararo will replace Rossi

Potential young driver Fabio Quartararo will replace Rossi in Yamaha’s official racing team. Accompanying Fabio will be the Spanish racer Maverick Viñales.

After a quite successful 2019 season with 5th place, Fabio Quartararo was given a place by Yamaha in the Monster Energy factory racing team Yamaha MotoGP. This decision was officially announced earlier this year, making Rossi’s future uncertain. Some rumors have suggested that Rossi will officially retire after the end of the 2020 season.

The switch to Rossi’s satellite racing team

This switch requires agreement from the Japanese, Malaysian, and Italian parties. At the same time, these negotiations involve Rossi’s logistics team, which has supported him throughout his journey to join the highest modality MotoGP.

Recently, Rossi announced that the personnel will follow him on the Petronas Yamaha SRT team including team leader David Munoz, data technician Matteo Flamigni and coach Idalio Gavira. However, the group does not have the presence of friends, longtime mechanics with The Doctor Alex Briggs and Brent Stephens.

The switch to Rossi’s satellite racing team was not easy at all

The racer teammate who has won the MotoGP nine times in the upcoming season is also his student at VR46 academy, Franco Morbidelli. Recently, Morbidelli is also the highest-ranked racer at the San Marino race. Also at this race, Rossi finished 4th, after being overtaken by team driver Joan Mir of Team Suzuki Ecstar at the last corners.

Through 8 races of the MotoGP 2020 season, two riders of the Petronas Yamaha SRT satellite team, Quartararo and Morbidelli, have won 3 races. An overwhelming result with the performance of the Monster Energy Yamaha MotoGP racing team.

This weekend, the MotoGP race continues with the race in Catalunya. This is also the 350th Rossi has appeared at the starting line. Statistics also show that he has also participated in a total of about 39% of the MotoGP races since 1949, and his number of races has risen to 10%, a record few riders can. break.

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How Marc Marquez dominated the MotoGP in the past decade? (Part 2)

The number of times it won the Pole was overwhelming

Pole is the term for the first starting position in each race based on the results of a qualifying run. Marquez has been the holder of the most Pole of MotoGP over the past 10 years – 62 times. Corresponding to the 127 official races that number 93 competed in, his Pole win rate was 48.82%, higher than any other driver.

With the increasingly perfect playing skills and outstanding strength of the Honda RC213-V, whenever Marquez wins the Pole, he will almost certainly come first with a distance away from his opponents.

Outstanding first-place finishes

Marquez has a total of 56 races, more than any other MotoGP racer since 2010. This result has rider #93 after 127 appearances, achieving a winning rate of 44.09. %, the highest of the names that have finished first in the MotoGP race in the past 10 years.

Besides, with a 29-second place and 10 third place, Marquez has a total of 95 occasions to step up to the podium to award the top 3. This number is only 1 time less than Lorenzo, who has 96 times in the top 3 hands. race to the top.

Racers Competition Season Number of Stages Number of First-Place Runner-ups Number of third-place finishes

Competition is increasingly practical

Hidden behind these statistics is the maturity in Marquez’s competitive mindset. In the past two to three years, he has no longer made reckless passes in the same way as when he first played at MotoGP. Instead, in the undisputed first place race, Marquez chose to run safely to accumulate points for the goal of winning the championship all season.

According to statistics, Marquez is the MotoGP racer with the best score conversion rate and the highest average score, 71.65%, and 17.9 points/leg respectively. In particular, the Spanish racer set a record in 2019 with 420 points. This is the highest individual achievement of a MotoGP racer since the tournament started 18 races in 2010.

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How Marc Marquez dominated the MotoGP in the past decade? (Part 1)

Marc Marquez – No. 93 racer is considered the most successful racer in the past decade after his achievements in the MotoGP race. With 6 times world champions, his statistics show that he is completely overwhelmed by other competitors.

In addition to the desirable talent of this skilled racer, the powerful support from Repsol lubricants is also part of the secret to helping Marc Marquez achieve great success.

Top motorcycle racer

After 7 seasons of playing at MotoGP, Marc Marquez completely overwhelmed the statistics and became one of the world’s top motorcycle racers over the past decade.

If Valentino Rossi dominated the MotoGP in the first decade of the 21st century, then Marc Marquez is the leading driver of statistics for the past 10 years at the world’s top motorcycle racing.

Despite playing less than other veteran rivals, the defending champion MotoGP is still overwhelming in a series of important summary statistics, and especially the number of championships throughout the season.

The following statistics select 8 riders who have remarkable achievements and influence on MotoGP from 2010 to 2019. In which, 3 riders Casey Stoner, Dani Pedrosa, and Jorge Lorenzo retire in turn. 2012, 2018, and 2019. The remaining Valentino Rossi, Andrea Dovizioso, Maverick Vinales, and Cal Crutchlow will continue to play with Marquez next season.

Except for 2015 being beaten by Lorenzo, since the first time playing at MotoGP in 2013 until now Marquez has won 6 world championships. Compared with the peak period of Rossi from 2000 to 2009 with 7 MotoGP championships, Marquez is only one timeless than winning the throne.

However, it must be remembered that the driver born in 93 only competed for 7 years in the world’s top motorcycle racing. Marc Marquez’s road to the position in the legendary temple of motorcycle racing is worth the wait.

The second most successful name in the past decade is Marquez’s teammate at Repsol Honda Team in 2019 – Jorge Lorenzo. The driver with pocket number 99 has won 3 championships in 2010, 2012, and 2015. Standing highest on the MotoGP season 2011 rankings is Stoner.

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Honda replaces the force for the MotoGP 2021 season

Although the MotoGP 2020 season cannot take place yet, Honda has announced plans to change personnel for the main racing team and the satellite racing team in 2021.

Up to the present time, the MotoGP season 2020 cannot start due to the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic. However, outside the track, there are still surprising and interesting developments. Most recently, Honda conducted a force blood change for the MotoGP 2021 season.

Specifically, in 2021 the official factory team of the Japanese automaker Repsol Honda Team will welcome rookie Pol Espargaro. The Spaniard will bid farewell to the Red Bull KTM Factory Racing team after this season closes.

New teammates of the defending world champion Marc Marquez and Honda Racing Corporation (HRC – the company in charge of Honda sports racing) have signed a two-year contract.

Pol Espargaro is currently one of the most experienced names in MotoGP when he started fighting at this race since 2014. Season 2019, driver number 44 is ranked 11th on the overall board with 100 points. Before that, fellow Marc Marquez won the Moto2 racing championship in 2013.

Pol Espargaro will switch to Honda racing after the end of his contract with KTM

In the opposite direction, Marc Marquez’s younger brother Alex Marquez will switch to HRC’s satellite team, LCR Honda. The 24-year-old racer won Moto3 and Moto2 before being selected by Repsol Honda Team as the second racer next to M93 in the 2020 season.

Thus, the Marquez brothers will not have much time to play side by side when MotoGP 2020 is shortened and it is not clear how many races will be held. It can be said that the first year of Alex’s MotoGP race was not going very well.

The Marquez duo will race together for the remainder of the 2020 season

Parallel to the reception of Alex Marquez, LCR Honda will say goodbye to veteran driver Cal Crutchlow after 6 years of sticking. Next season’s brother Marc Marquez’s teammate is Takaaki Nakagami, the Japanese racer.

Thus, after restructuring the roster, the two teams of HRC are on average 27 years old and can compete for a long time in the coming years at MotoGP.

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Brazil officially hosts MotoGP in 2022

According to information broadcast from Dorna Sports (the company that owns the commercial and television rights of the MotoGP race), a MotoGP race will officially take place in Brazil in the 2022 season.

After 22 years from the last (2004 season) a MotoGP race will officially take place on Brazilian territory. Specifically, a five-year contract was signed between Dorna Sport and Rio Motorsports. Thereby, a new racetrack named Rio Motorpark will be built in the city of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil and will be officially completed in 2021.

It is known that Rio Motorpark has a design of about 4.5 km long, with 7 corners of the left corner and 6 corners of the right corner. Also according to Marcelo Crivella – Mayor of Rio de Janeiro, the construction of the Rio Motorpark is a major project of the city of Rio de Janeiro. It will create a huge amount of jobs (about 7,000 job opportunities) for local people as well as boost the city’s tourism industry in the near future.

The Rio Motorpark will be completed in 2021

Before the official return in the MotoGP 2022 season, Brazil also had time to be the “host” of the famous motor racing competitions in the world; between 1987 and 1992 and 1995 to 2004.

This is true from the share of CEO Dorna Sport, during the MotoGP season 2022 to 2026 will take a total of 22 races. More specifically, the number of 2019 is 19 stages, the MotoGP 2020 season will increase to 20 stages with the arrival of Finland, the MotoGP 2021 season will be 21 stages with the participation of Indonesia and the number until the MotoGP season. 2022 will be 22 stages with the arrival of Brazil.

Although the limit set by Mr. Carmelo Ezpeleta is 22 races for MotoGP to the end of the MotoGP season 2026. But according to the information available, 01 countries of South Asia, Portugal and Mexico are being active in becoming the host of a race in this world’s most prestigious 02-wheel race system. And one of the names can only appear on the MotoGP map if the host countries do not continue to organize MotoGP.

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Thailand and Qatar either postpone or cancel MotoGP racing

On March 2, Thai Deputy Prime Minister and Health Minister Anutin Charnvirakul announced that the MotoGP motorcycle race in the country will be delayed due to COVID-19 respiratory infection.

According to the original plan, the event will take place from March 20-22 in Northeast Thailand. Last week, Thailand’s MotoGP organizers were optimistic that the event would take place with the application of strict medical measures such as body temperature tests, masks and the use of antiseptic water.

However, on March 1, the Thai Ministry of Health announced that a 35-year-old man infected with COVID-19 in the country had died.

Speaking to the press, Deputy Prime Minister Anutin Charnvirakul announced that because the situation had changed and COVID-19 had become a major epidemic, it needed to ensure the national interests and the participants of the event. MotoGP will be delayed until further notice.

A day earlier, Qatar canceled the opening event of the MotoGP season scheduled for March 8. The International Motor Federation (FIM) stated that due to Qatar’s travel restrictions for several countries, including Italy, it has prevented the first-class drivers from attending the Losail race.

However, the other two world championship motorcycle races, Moto2 and Moto3, will continue as planned, as both runners and groups will be present in the Gulf state from February 22-24. just now to prepare for the event.

According to FIM, starting March 1, all passengers arriving in Doha on a direct flight from Italy or already in Italy in the past two weeks will immediately be quarantined for 14 days.

In the context of widespread disease, Italy is currently the most affected country in Europe with 34 deaths and more than 1,600 cases. In MotoGP, Italian drivers play a very important role in the championship. There are six excellent Italian riders, including Valentino Rossi who won the world championship seven times.

MotoGP is the latest sporting event to be canceled due to an epidemic. Previously, Formula One Grand Prix motor racing was originally scheduled for April 19 in Shanghai and Formula E scheduled for March 21 in Sanya, China was canceled. However, the Formula One Grand Prix in Vietnam will still take place on April 5 as expected.

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Covid-19: Many MotoGP Races Were Canceled

The reason given is due to the influence of the audience from Italy. MotoGP has to announce that they will cancel some MotoGP racing due to Corona virus outbreak. This is not a good news for motor racing fans.

FIM, IRTA and Dorna said they felt sorry to have to make a decision to cancel the MotoGP system, the cause of this decision is that Qatar has implemented a policy of restricting travel for the audience from Italy.

Qatar announced that all passengers arriving in the capital, Doha, on direct flights from Italy or having been in Italy for the past two weeks will be sent a 14-day quarantine.

The current Moto2 and Moto3 systems have not yet been announced, in part because the teams of Moto2 and Moto3 were present at the Losai International racetrack earlier this week to test run. Idemitsu Asia Talent Cup has not been canceled.

The Qatar race is the only MotoGP race during the evening. As planned, the race will officially start this weekend from 6/3 to 8/3. With the cancellation of the race in Qatar, the race at Chang International Stadium (Thailand) will be the first race of this year, taking place on March 20-22. Of course whether the race in Thailand takes place or not is still uncertain.

Not only MotoGP, F1 are afftected too. As planned, the first stage will take place in Australia on 12-15 March, the second stage in Bahrain on 20-22 March and early April is in Hanoi, Vietnam, April 3-5.

On March 11, the World Health Organization (WHO) announced Covid-19 as a global pandemic and said it was extremely worried about both its spread and the alarming severity, both in terms of sexuality. alarming lack of action. As of morning 13/3 in the world there were 134,911 people infected in 127 countries and territories, and a cruise ship (Diamond Princess), including 4,989 deaths.

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2019 MotoGP World Championship: Impressive Performance of Marquez in Argentina

Marc Marquez, who is also the world champion of MotoGP Racing, soon reclaimed the No. 1 position when he finished his first finish in the second race, the Argentinian Grand Prix. Marquez won the legendary Valentino Rossi with a distance of up to 9,816 seconds.

In the opening race of the season, the Qatar Grand Prix, both Marquez and Andrea Dovizioso (Italy, Ducati) created an extremely breathtaking embankment until the last lap. The two took turns taking the lead in the race, but in the end, “Desmo Dovi” only won with a microscopic distance of 0.023 seconds.

However, that did not reappear at the Autódromo Termas de Río Hondo racetrack (in Santiago del Estero). The driver of the Honda team, with the advantage of starting first, soon created a 1-second gap with the legendary Italian racer. Rossi excelled in taking the No. 2 spot, though only starting in the 4th position.

Then, after the first 10 laps of the race, which had only 25 laps, Marquez created a distance of up to 7 seconds. At times, he increased the gap to more than 12 seconds, which is a staggering distance for long-distance cyclists.

In the end, Marquez‘s victory won at a distance of 9.8 seconds faster than Rossi. The third finish was “Desmo Dovi”, he lost to Marquez to more than 10.5 seconds. The 26-year-old rider has won the world championship seven times (with five times crowned in the MotoGP Racing arena) winning too deservedly, retaking the No. 1 spot with 25 plus points.

With this latest result, Marquez has 45 points after 2 races (in the opening race in Qatar, he won second place and got 20 points). He has 5 points more than Dovizioso (Italian rider has 40 points). Ranking from 3rd to fifth are Rossi (Yamaha) – 31 points, Alex Rins (Spain, Suzuki) – 24 points, and Danilo Petrucci (Italy, Ducati) – 20 points.