Valentino Rossi – the battle for the tenth title, now with 18 points

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Next MotoGP ™ PRAMAC AUSTRALIAN MOTORCYCLE GRAND PRIX  will take place at Phillip Island  on October 18, Australia.
The championship right now is:

Pos Rider Points
1 Valentino Rossi 283
2 Jorge Lorenzo 265
3 Marc Marquez 197
4 Andrea Iannone 172
5 Dani Pedrosa 154

 

Dani Pedrosa’s win in Japan was his 139th grand prix podium finish. This is the same number of podium finishes as fellow Spanish rider and multi World Champion Angel Nieto.As shown in the following table, the only two riders with more GP podium finishes than these two Spanish riders are Italians Valentino Rossi and Giacomo Agostini:

Rider Total podium finishes Wins Seconds Thirds
1 Valentino Rossi

210

112 55 43
2 Giacomo Agostini

159

122 35 2
3 Angel Nieto

139

90 35 14
3 Dani Pedrosa

139

50 50 39
5 Jorge Lorenzo

132

60 44 28
6 Phil Read

121

52 44 25
7 Mike Hailwood

112

76 25 11
8 Max Biaggi

111

42 41 28
9 Loris Capirossi

99

29 34 36
10 Jim Redman

98

45 33 20

 

And it’s hilarious, each race, that something happens to Lorenzo, he came with some excuse:

1- “It was a very tough race, because physically I wasn’t feeling good due to the bronchitis and the antibiotics,” Lorenzo said. “But I tried, I fought all the race. “ – Austin, April 13, 2015

2- Former world champion says he lost half his vision due to ‘helmet foam coming loose’ ‘I was feeling better and better, but suddenly there was something wrong when in the top part of the helmet the foam came loose and came down so I lost half of my vision. ‘I couldn’t see the corners very well and couldn’t concentrate or ride like before and I was losing half a second or more per lap. In a race where, at minimum I could fight for the win, I finished fourth.’ – Qatar, March 31, 2015

3- “It was a shame because in the dry I was the fastest and the most consistent. Also in the wet I was very fast, but unfortunately the track dried and my efforts at the start probably made my tires worst than the Valley and Dani. The weather this time did not help me. 18 points is a lot, but I have a good adjustment in the dry. Dani and Marquez or Ducatis can give me a hand. This is our hope. ” – Motegi, October 11, 2015

 


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