Table of contents:
- Jorge Lorenzo, seen and unseen
- The battle for the podium, worthy of the history books
- Mika Kallio and KTM fail to finish their first race
2023 Author: Nicholas Abramson | [email protected]. Last modified: 2023-09-01 00:14
End to a wonderful year. Jorge Lorenzo completes his successful stage with Yamaha with a victory in the purest Jorge Lorenzo style. Pole, fastest lap and victory in the Valencia Grand Prix. It is impossible (except world title, of course) to say goodbye in a better way to a brand with which it has achieved everything.
Marc Márquez finishes on the podium the last race of the year, accompanied by a Andrea Iannone that has put the emotion during the thirty laps that the contest has lasted. With Scipio's literary helmet around his head, as the Italian anthem says, the Ducati rider has made us get up from the sofa on more than one occasion.
Jorge Lorenzo, seen and unseen
The Mallorcan started from pole. It was seen and unseen. From that moment, Jorge Lorenzo printed an impeccable rhythm: all his laps except 28 and 30 were in 1:31. Only at the end could he feel pressured by Marc Márquez's final attack. In spite of this, the Yamaha one crossed the finish line with a second of difference on the Honda one.
Without a doubt, the race has been conditioned by the poor start of Marc Márquez. The Spaniard, who started second, fell to sixth place. When the chasing group got behind the wheel, Jorge Lorenzo He was already a couple of seconds ahead. In addition, the choice of the hard front tire did not allow him to press in the first bars of the race.
The battle for the podium, worthy of the history books
The one that was mounted in the battle of Zama is at the height of the war that Andrea Iannone has waged today. The Italian and his Ducati have become an unbeatable pairing. So much Marc Márquez and Valentino Rossi have suffered the consequences to fight with the motorcycle of Bologna. But it is that he did not give his arm to twist neither in straights nor in curves! We tried to count the overtaking, but there was a moment when we lost count …
In the end, only the Repsol Honda man could face it. With eleven laps to go, Marc Márquez managed to become leader of the group formed by him, Andrea Iannone, Valentino Rossi and Maverick Viñales. He managed to set a good pace to escape from them and secure second place. Even if he had had two or three more laps, he would have fought Jorge Lorenzo for the victory.
Iannone says goodbye to Ducati going up to the podium
Who could not with Andrea Iannone was his compatriot Valentino Rossi. And that he tried. At the end, the Ducati man managed to get on the podium several races later: he had not done so since he won the Austrian Grand Prix. Maverick Viñales, who lost rope in the last laps, completed the first five positions.
Mika Kallio and KTM fail to finish their first race
There was also war behind with Andrea Dovizioso, Pol Espargaró and Aleix Espargaró. The Spanish Yamaha, who this Tuesday will be on the KTM, took the jack to the water leaving less than three tenths both that of Ducati and his brother.
Regarding KTM, Mika Kallio could not finish the race today. With eleven laps to go, the same lap in which Márquez took second place, the Finn entered the pits to leave. Be that as it may, the Austrian bike has shown that it has the potential to deliver results next year.
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