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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 ViƱales.

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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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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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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Why Is BMW Motorrad Not Take Part In The MotoGP?

BMW Motorrad’s brand identity when participating in MotoGP racing is insignificant compared to the cost. This is the main cause.

BMW Motorrad has just returned to the WorldSBK race with the 2019 BMW S 1000 RR this year with two talented riders Tom Sykes and Markus Reiterberger. The last time this Bravia-made car was on the WorldSBK track was 2013.

Markus Schramm, CEO of BMW Motorrad, told Motorsport.com that WorldSBK is the right place for the company. In addition, the company also proves that BMW Motorrad cars give customers a perfect fit for use on the track.

However, when asked about his intention to join the MotoGP race, Markus Schramm said that the techniques used on WorldSBK racing cars are stronger than MotoGP. In addition, promoting its brand when participating in MotoGP racing is insignificant compared to the cost.

In addition to being a top-class motorcycle race, MotoGP is also considered a “catwalk” when automakers are always trying to improve their race cars in order to help their brands stay in top cars to finish first. To put it simply, MotoGP is the most costly advertisement of car manufacturers. This is a playground for automakers to show off all the technology they have on their race cars.

Returning to the WorldSBK race, BMW Motorrad won 4th place in this year’s return. Much of this victory belongs to Tom Sykes with a few times standing on a podium platform. The goal of BMW Motorrad in next year’s racing season is to have at least 3rd place.

The absence of this car company in MotoGP racing makes many people feel regret. However, it is possible that in a few years, BMW Motorrad will change its strategy and join MotoGP, which is the planet’s most attractive motorcycle race.

If we don’t let BMW S1000RR or HP4 participate in the race, how do we know if this is one of the fastest cars in the world?