AR42 – 10: Here at MGP_Fanpage we always knew Rins would do great at some point. A long awaited result that just show the rider’s potential when doing 1 with his bike. Sure enough, there’s much more to come!
MM93 – 6: Turns out, MotoGP’s very own alien is just human after all. Also, let’s note that the AmericasGP was once again proof that most of the time, only Marquez can beat Marquez.
VR46 – 9: it’s pretty obvious age is just a number and, at the end of day, you’re as old as you feel. On this note, i guess Vale was feeling 22 last night!
JL99 – 5: It’s pretty obvious now that HRC’s second bike is cursed. This, or JL killed a bunch of black cat secretly and is getting his ass kicked with bad luck for ever since.
AR42 – 8: i don’t know if it’s the hair or whatever he’s eating lately but Alex Rins was kicking everybody’s ass on the Suzuki!
JL99 – 6: i believe Jorge’s HRC deal had a few lines written in the smallest caracters ever telling that he wasn’t only taking Dani Pedrosa’s bike but his bad luck as well.
AD04 – 9: Just like last year, Dovi wins at Losail. We know how it ended last time but now that he has a secret weapon named Danilo can he REALLY finish ahead of Marquez in the standings ? 🤔
MM93 – 8: What kind or « nursing shoulder » shit were you expecting ?!
MV12 – 4: New Year. New Number. New Maverick. Same old crappy race start.
JM36 – 7: This new comer is not just here to be some kind of eye candy for the Ladies but to get sh$t done!
VR46 – 7: it looked promising at first. A FP1 straight outta 2008, Vale leading with Jorge on his tail. And then FP2 happened… Thanks God he’s still able to give it to Maverick during the race!
DP9 – 6: After a great bunch of winter tests, Danilo is now back to reality. The one which says that his only job is as simple as making sure Dovi is in front of him while blocking everybody else behind. Life as a number 2 sucks, right ?
CC35 – 8: we were just as relieved as Lucy to see Cal back on the podium!
FQ20 – 7: didn’t we all « awwww » when seeing Fabio cry in his box at the end of the race ? 19 years old guys, 19!
I mean.. DUH ! Who else could really compete with the multiple times reigning World Champ ?
Bromance of the year: VR46 & JL99 – Mugello
Imagine Valentino and Jorge, together on a gondola in Venice. Impossible ? Not if you’ve watched the Mugello GP’s post race press conf. “But with nice girls” Jorge added. Of course.
Race of the season: Assen
We’ve been blessed with many incredible races this season but nothing compares to the DutchGP. A classic track made for bikes and only for bikes providing one hell of a fight for the win until the very end of the race. What’s more to like than that ?
The “It’s not me, it’s him” award: Jorge Lorenzo – Aragon
To be agree with Jorge Lorenzo, or not to be ? That’s a good question. One we’re still unsure of how we feel about. One thing’s clear though: Jorge could have prevented the crash by simply loosing a few places.
Most impressive crash of the year: Pirro (mugello) & Lorenzo (Buriram)
Pirro’s horrific crash at the Mugello won this easily up until Lorenzo had this scary highside in Thailand that cost him so much in the second half of the season. The Ducati might be the fastest on track but she’s also quite the threat to a rider’s life…
Worst haircut of the year: Scott Redding’s dreadlocks
Without even a freaking doubt!
Pass of the season: Jorge Lorenzo – Austria
Most of Lorenzo’s pass are always a delight to see because they are as precise as a knife cutting skin. This one wasn’t. To beat Marquez you have to play like Marquez. He does block passes. You have to do the same. Lorenzo studied well and mastered the block pass for a race win on the block pass King himself. Impressive.
Save of the year: Marc Marquez – Catalan GP (Q1)
This has to become Marc Marquez’ lifetime award. Nobody else can do these like he does. After last year save while leading the ValenciaGP against Zarco, we thought he could never best that. WE WERE WRONG! Proof: his never ending slide and save at Catalunya! Don’t lie, we were all mesmerized by it and watched it a couple of hundred times on replay.
The “Quote for the ages” awards: Jorge Lorenzo
“I’m not a great rider, i’m a world champion”. You take that Domenicalli! A world champion you’ve just lost!
The “Going from bad to worst” award: Yamaha
Last season was quite a bad one with only 4 wins but this season was a disaster. Only Maverick Vinales was able to save a little bit of the Japaese’s brand honor in Phillip Island, winning their only victory in 2018 after Marquez and a few other challengers went down.
Most tearfully goodbyes of the season: Dani Pedrosa’s farewell
The year has finally come where we had to say Goodbye to one of our OG. One of the best rider ever and someone most people between 20 and 30 admired and loved. The year has finally come to say Goodbye to Dani Pedrosa. Even though be knew it was coming, we still weren’t ready for that.
Worst season of his never ending career award: Valentino Rossi
With no win at all in 2018, Valentino’s season felt as bad as back when he was at Ducati. Something he probably never thought would happen at Yamaha…
Phone call of the decade: Jorge Lorenzo & Alberto Puig
Jorge Lorenzo should have never go to the HRC if you listen to most experts. The bike will never suit him, the HRC only has eyes for Marquez bla bla bla. And yet, with just one phone call, Alberto Puig’s made himself one of the most successfull time in MotoGP history. Let’s be honest, if someone can beat Marquez with his own weapon, it’s Lorenzo. And vice-versa.
Worst closet you’ve ever seen: Jorge Lorenzo’s Philipp Plein collection
We did not questioned Jorge’s fashion sense when he started wearing very long shirt. We stayed quiet about the pink swimwear he loves so much. We even thought his red hair was a cute touch last season. His collection of funky jackets and colorful shoes from Philipp Plein though was too much for our eyes!
The “i knew he could do it” award: Alex Rins
Man of the second half of the season, the rise of Alex Rins was long awaited by some of us. Now let’s see how well does he feel in the “leading man for Suzuki” shoes.
“Most useless person” award: Uccio – Argentina
You’re not Lin Jarvis. Nor Carmello Ezpeleta. Do not dare tell Marc Marquez to go away ever again.
The “Lady luck loves you” award: Marquez & Zarco – Phillip Island
That huge crash at a very fast part of Phillip Island could have ended so bad. Luckely for both men, a few scratches and bike parts destroyed was all there was to deplore.
Favorite Helmet this season: “King Mugello” – JL99 – CatalanGP
We love a good graffity helmet and so we were really glad to see Jorge Lorenzo bring this one back with a whole new and updated version at Catalunya.
Breakup of the year: Andrea Iannone & Bellen !
I’m still refusing to think about it… *ugly cries*
The return of the spartan award: Jorge Lorenzo’s back to back wins
After almost a year and a half without winning a race, Jorge Lorenzo made the 2018 summer his by: calling Alberto for a deal, telling his boss (Claudio) who’s the real boss, winning his first race for Ducati at the Mugello, making official he was leaving his team at the end of the season at the italian GP press conference, announcing his whole new shinny deal with Honda a few days later, winning again in Catalunya, taking so many pole position even Marquez was jealous and mastering the block pass. All this while making sure Dovizioso really was pissed off. Good job Jorge.