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Twin Ring Motegi: Grand Prix of Japan

If Misano was Marquez showing he would walk whatever tightrope was necessary, Motegi was Dovizioso’s reply. Has there ever been anything quite like that with a title on the line?

Of course, in season finales, there is no “but the risk…” because the maths end at the flag. But beyond Motegi lie 75 points up for grabs, and yet we raced in the rain like it was the last laps of Valencia under sunny skies. Well, two people did. And what a race...

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Posted in Pro-Bolt News MotoGP By David Montgomery

BritishGP: “Every Race Can Change Everything”

Dovizioso has been saying it all year, and Silverstone was a reminder it’s true.

It’s true that every race of 2017 so far has told a different story, but it’s also true that there have been some consistent protagonists. Marc Marquez is one, with consistency that Yamaha have been dreaming of, and Silverstone was a great reminder that it’s not just pace, tyres and the weather that can affect the championship - it’s also the bikes...

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Posted in Pro-Bolt News MotoGP By David Montgomery

Sachsenring: Every race is a highlights reel.

Time for summer break with the fight closer than ever – and another rookie showing their hand.

Marquez and Pedrosa had great weekends in Germany, with both showing great pace and taking front row starts to the podium. Marquez took his eighth win in a row at the track – a run that started in the 125 World Championship – and did it from pole once again. But with Sachsenring, that’s what you’d expect. What you wouldn’t expect is the home rookie on an independent team Yamaha pushing the man who has made the track his own – so don’t worry, we’ve not lost that spark...

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Posted in Pro-Bolt News MotoGP By David Montgomery

Into the red: Expecting the unexpected

You wait seven years for a win, and then three of them come along at once. Sepang last year may now be last season, but it’s only nine races ago – meaning Andrea Dovizioso has now won a third of the races since the lights went out in Malaysia. That’s the same as Maverick Viñales, the man who has stolen a lot more headlines. That’s a little crazy...

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Posted in Pro-Bolt News MotoGP By David Montgomery

Mugello: Raising a Glass to the Realists

So who called it? If you did, I hope you used your foresight to put on a very large bet ahead of the Italian GP. With the weather seeming more predictable, the Yamaha having often destroyed the field at the track for years and Le Mans having given us a last lap show, it seemed we could call what was going to happen at Mugello. Obviously Rossi and Viñales were going to duel it out again and obviously this time the ‘Doctor’ wouldn’t fall off. Right?

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Posted in Pro-Bolt News MotoGP By David Montgomery

The Samurai, The Spartan, and The pleasure of proving a point: 

Lessons on the long game from the Spanish GP

It is becoming a rule of MotoGP journalism that every time someone writes off Dani Pedrosa, he makes them look very, very stupid. And that happened again in Jerez, where the Spaniard was sublime all weekend from a wet FP1 to a scorching chequered flag. The same thing happened in Misano last year; you doubt, he wins...

 

 

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Posted in Pro-Bolt News MotoGP By David Montgomery

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