The Doctor: Valentino Rossi re-takes championship lead

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Finished the Octo British Grand Prix race, Rossi retake his advantage with his victory.  He is an expert rider in wet tracks, rain. so Rossi won with his best skills; and at this time, it was more important than a powerfull motorcycle. 

The electronics and high performance technology that all this motorcycles have, be a pilot racer could became easier if the weather conditions doesn’t mess up. Rainy days on tracks demand very good skills. A rain specialist pilot is a very rare breed, and racing in the beating rain is by no means easy.

The Yamaha racer, Valentino Rossi finished the Saturday practices performing a rain dance because his dry weather pace was not enough to keep him with Marc Marquez (Repsol Honda Team) and teammate Jorge Lorenzo. It seems that even Mother Nature is a Rossi fan as come Sunday morning Warm Up the heavens had opened and Silverstone lived up to Britain’s reputation of rain.

Rossi led the session handily, heading, somewhat fortuitously, Marquez and Lorenzo struggled.Come race time, the rain had settled and wet tires were fitted. MM would keep him with the same pace than Rossi, but he simply couldn’t. He definitely doesn’t have the same skill to race on rain. Even he still have mathematically chances to claim a third MotoGP™ crown, a miracle is needed. Marquez has never gone particularly well in the wet not least because wet weather riding is a skill that comes with experience. Compared to Rossi, Marquez is still a relative novice in the master category and Lorenzo isn’t the best in wet tracks.

Lorenzo admits that he couldn’t fight with Rossi for the win, according him: “Valentino and Marquez passed me and I was in third position losing time every lap. They had a better pace than me early on in the race and I couldn‘t do anything to follow them.” He is in 12-point advantage, wich may seem small, but round 13 of the MotoGP™ World Championship takes place in Misano.

This victory gives to VR an advantage to ride with more success and confidence  at Rimini coastline, where is his land and backyard! Right now, Marquez has nothing to lose, he can take more risks, pushing himself closer to the edge. For now, we have to wait for the next round, we have just 6 races remaining! The battles between Honda versus Yamaha and Ducati as well.

The winners are Movistar Yamaha’s Valentino Rossi, now with 236 points, in first place,  the Ducati from Danilo Petrucci in second place, with 83 points and his first ever MotoGP™ podium as the leading Satellite rider, and finally, in third place we had Ducati Team’s Andrea Dovizioso (120 points).

Jorge Lorenzo is with 224 points, Marques Marquez that crashed in the 13rd lap is with 159 points, Andrea Ianonne with 150 points.

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