Had to include this great sculpture, isn't it a beauty!
Let's talk Motogp roundup of comments on the web.....
I have laid out the comments under each of your pictures so that you can look at the pictures and read the comments too instead of bunching it all up in a writing space this time.
Vinales:- 'Jerez is a good track for Yamaha, they've always been very fast there, so I know that I can be strong and fast' - Quote MotoSponsor
'Jerez is a good track for Yamaha, they've always been very fast there, so I know that I can be as strong and fast in Jerez as I was in Austin and as I have been at all the tracks during the start of this season.
We just should be focused, find a good set-up for the bike and push until the end of the race. I'm extra motivated for the next round'. Quote www.Crash.net
Crutchlow:- 'There is no reason why we can't go and do another good job in Jerez'. Quote - Motogp
Rossi - ' When I start a season, in all my career, my first target is to try to win a race. This year is the same. To stay at the top with Marquez and Vinales will be very hard, but we have to enjoy the moment. It's already good like this.
Now we go back to Europe, arriving at the very good part of the championship because we have Jerez, Le Mans, Mugello, Barcelona, Assen.
They are tracks that give to me fantastic memories, are very enjoyable with Motogp and the atmosphere is the real Motogp world championship.
Apart from that, we have to continue like this, stay concentrated and try the maximum'. Quote Autosport
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Lorenzo:- When asked if wheelie control was a particular problem, Lorenzo replied, 'Not as much i wheelie, but more in front contact almost everywhere. We lose some contact so in some areas we have to close some more throttle, we lose a lttle bit more than the other brands.
They decised to change the rules, so we have to adapt our evolution with these rules. So many accelerations at Austin, we dont have the same force in the front.
But it's like that, we have to forget that and work to improve the bike without the wings'. Quote Autosport
The Spanish circuit is much shorter and tighter so I am curious to see how I will control the bike at this venue. After the great feeling in Texas and the solid fight to 5th position, I want to keep pushing and get as close as possible to the podium.
By the end of the last race, I was not far from the top three so I will keep working hard in order to reach this target'. Quote - www.Crash.net
Folger:- 'This is an event that I look forward to because I really like the circuit, plus, it will be good to start racing on European soil again, I have some good memories of the race track including last year, where I fought to a podium finish in the Moto2 class.
In fact, the Circuito de Jerez is one of my favourite venues and I am excited to jump on my Yamaha and experience its power at the track, which is short, twisting and physical'. Quote - www.Crash.net
Espargaro:-'I feel something good is coming, but we have to be patient'.
Quote - Autosport
'I can't wait to get on the bike again for the two-day test at Mugello then on Monday we go to Le Mans for another test before the Jerez race weekend. We have a big schedule ahead of us so it will be good to forget this race'. Quote - www.Crash.net
Iannone:- ' I really hope this will be a positive race for us. Last year we did some testing here in Jerez and it left me with a positive feeling. Also the performance wasn't bad.
This gives me some real confidence for this race. We will need to work hard from the very beginning on Friday to fix some issues we have encountered, but we already have some ideas. I'd really like to end next Sunday with a smile on our faces'.
Quote - Motogp
Honda has had seven wins at Jerez.
Yamaha too have had seven.
Ducati's had one and that was Nicky Hayden finishing third in 2011.
For the past thirteen years there has been at least one Spanish rider on the podium at Jerez.
Rossi has been the most successful rider at Jerez with nine grand prix victories to his name!
In the last five years there have been five different winners, Stoner, Lorenzo, Rossi, Pedrosa and Marquez.
Motogp TV times:- BT Sport 2, Friday 5th May 8.00a.m. - 15.00pm - Saturday 6th May 8.00a.m. to 15.15pm - Sunday 7th May 7.30a.m. to 15.00pm- Monday 8th May 19.00p.m. Highlights Channel 5
Had to add this picture that was sent to me, great way to film the races.....
Had to add this piccy....
So, there we have it, looks like all the riders love the European circuits and looks like they are really keen to improve on their individual performances doesn't it.
Time to go now folks, thanks again for your follows and pictures, really love working on my Wheelie Wednesday blog.
Good luck to all the riders and to all you lovely motorbikers.
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Ride safe all......