I recorded the Motegi GP as I was enjoying Lisbon with my wife and friends. I had some utopian hopes for VR46…
I have to say that:
- it really surprised me to see both the Yamaha boys in the gravel, doing exactly the same type of crash
- it really didn’t surprise me to see MM winning the Title.
If you remove the above two points the race was pretty flat…
After the pole on Saturday I expected a win or a podium from VR46, but I was in for a gravel surprise….
Lorenzo decided to be a team mate and copied VR46 in the gravel at basically 5 laps to the chequered flag for the joy of the Yamaha management…
MM rode alone basically the whole race taking a well deserved win and the Championship.
Probably only VR46 without two mistakes and an engine failure this year was close enough in terms of performance to win the fight for the Championship.
Anyway MM won and deserved to win!
As previously mentioned in other posts and underlined by journalists this year, MM was not only fast and rode brilliantly but connected the brain and he transformed himself into a more mature rider. This process helped him to score the 5th Title.
We still have 3 races and now that the Championship is assigned it will be interesting to see how the riders will ride being mind free.
I give a special mention to Aprilia for the constant progress, well done guys! and to Dani to whom I wish to get well soon!
Australia is just few days away!
You might wonder why I don’t mention:
Ducati, Vinales, Espargaro, Barbera etc?
I don’t see any reason why I should, they were spectators and without the Yamaha gravel performance they will have never seen the podium…