|Hello number 90!|
|and welcome number 8!|
We all know who this is! And didn't he do well in the last two Motogp's!
Just needs to push a little harder and get the 1st position.
|Now this bike above looks pretty heavy to be doing wheelies!|
|hello number 38|
|welcome number 7|
|Brill number 58|
|Hello number 1|
|Wow number 36|
We have much work to do, but I'm confident in my bike and in my team. Austin is a
very difficult track and I love riding here. I have an account to settle with this track because last year in the warm-up I made a big step for a strong race but unfortunately I made a mistake.
This year I want to try to have a good race. I also really like the atmosphere at the American circuit and I come to this place always very happily.'
Dovizioso - 'I was very disappointed after Argentina but now we have to think of the next round at COTA It's a fantastic track, one of the best in the championship, and it has really different characteristics to the previous two in Qatar and Argentina.
I've always done well at COTA, in 2014 and 2015 I managed to get onto the podium, while last year things were going really well until I was hit by Pedrosa' - Quote www.Crash.net
Lorenzo - 'Austin is a beautiful circuit, where I have not yet managed to win, but where Ducati, for example, has been on the podium for the past three years, it is a good place to test ourselves, to continue with the evolution of the Desmosedici and to continue adapting my riding style.
In the team we are positive, we are all working hard and I am convinced that soon we will change this bad stretch.' - Quote www.Crash.net
Vinales - The next round is Austin and I'm happy because I won my first race there in Moto2, I've always been very strong here. I also did one of my best results in America the last year, so I think it's good track for my riding style. I love the up and down track, with lots of elevation, so I'm so excited to see hw my M1 will work here and how I'm going to feel riding the Yamaha. I'm confident and I know that I can do another good race weekend.' - Quote CycleWorld
Folger - 'I am excited for the next round in America, especially after the Argentina GP, where we had such a good weekend. We learnt a lot there, but the area that I improved the most in was myself, plus we made some really solid steps forward with regards to the start of a GP. So, I will take all the positives from there to Texas and I'm certain that we can make some more progress and seize a high point scoring finish, just like we did at the last round. I really like the COTA circuit and its physically demanding nature, and after the good result at the last event, I have a high level of optimism. I feel confident on the bike and we are all keen to get going, so I am very excited about riding my Yamaha at this awesome track.' Quote - Motogp.com
Marquez - 'I want to get a good result and Texas is a circuit that I like. I'm not even talking about winning, but about fighting for the first podium of the year.
We need a bit of stability because Vinales has won twice already and Valentino has been on the podium twice. Both Yamahas appear to be very competitive.
If there's a chance of winning in Austin, I will try, but we have to understand if it's possible. We must learn from the error in Argentina.
We'll see when we get there, but I insist that a podium finish would be ideal to regain some stability.' Quote - Autosport
Marquez - 'After the Argentina race, I'm happy to go to a track I love as much as Austin, although of course I would have preferred to arrive there in a better position.' Quote - Ultimate Motorcycling
Pedrosa - ' We had the chance to spend a few days back home in Europe, to rest a little and also to do some good training, and now I can't wait to get back on my bike in Austin.
It's a pity we didn't get points in Argentina, but we'll put that behind us and concentrate on the positives. Now that we know more about our bike, we'll work to improve the stability and the general setup, and hopefully we can take another step this weekend. I like the circuit and visiting Austin and the fans are really fantastic there, so let's hope for a good weekend in Texas.' Quote - Motogp.com
So, thats it for this week, just some of the comments made by these fabulous riders, all of them keen to get going again. Who's your bet on for Texas?
|Hi number 19|
|and number 2|
|Brilliant number 25|
Did you know?
There have been 29 previous GP events in the USA and the only riders competing in the class that have won at any of the American circuits are Rossi, Pedrosa, Lorenzo and Marquez.
You can watch Motogp this weekend on BT Sport 2 Friday 21st April 15.00pm - 22.00pm, Saturday 22nd April 15.00pm - 22.15pm, Sunday 23rd April 15.00pm - 22.00pm and Channel 5 Highlights on Monday 24th April 19.00pm.
You can also listen to race on TalkSPORT2 - Live commentary of the race on Sunday.
For now folks that's it, I must just add to my Triumph friends that we went riding with on Easter Sunday, my apologies, I haven't finished my blog on our rideout but I will I promise....
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