Category: alvaro bautista

RATING THE RIDERS: ROUND 18 – MALAYSIAMM93 – 9…

RATING THE RIDERS: ROUND 18 – MALAYSIA

MM93 – 9: Marc Marquez aka the man who wins even when he fails. #machine

AD04 – 6: Sometimes even with the best bike on the grid you cannot win.

JZ5 – 8: … And suddenly, Johann is back !

DP9 – 4:Can we swap them, get Danilo in WSBK and keep Alvaro ?” – Every Ducati fans out there…

VR46 – 9: Fate must have something against you when you crash out of the most perfect ride you’ve been able to do all season. We don’t know about you, but we were sad.

AR42 – 8: Rise and Shine, we’re pretty certain Alex was the revelation of this Asian trip !

DP26 – 8: Hold on your tears everyone, Valencia is coming…

AB19 – 8: Can you stay Alvaro ? Please. We’re begging you.

MV25 – 7: YOUR RACE STARTS MAVERICK FFS ! #angryface

HS55 – 7: Local hero providing heroic ride for his home fans.

Alvaro Bautista – Phillip Island 2018

Alvaro Bautista – Phillip Island 2018

ROUND 17: PHILLIP ISLANDPhillip Island provi…

ROUND 17: PHILLIP ISLAND

Phillip Island provides both a gorgeous landscape with sea
in the background (and seagull playing around) and a fast floating track. It’s
no surprise then that it always makes good racing and it’s a favorite for many
fans and riders.

1) FINALLY

After 25 races of plain struggles and no wins at all, since
Valentino Rossi’s Assen GP victory, Yamaha finds the top step once again thanks
to Maverick Vinales. Funilly enough it’s Maverick who’s racing his famous 25
number…

The
spaniard couldn’t hide his joy on Sunday, happy to finally get the chequered
flag first once again and proud to be the one ending Yamaha’s victory drought: “This
is the best feeling ever, honestly! We’ve been in the dark all year, and
suddenly we came into the light! The season has been difficult. I needed that
win. We needed that win. Yamaha needed it also, to start next year. I said on
Friday, ‘we need to be good and motivated to start next year really well’ and
for sure this win is going to give us a lot of motivation.”

Even
though people started to think maybe the riders were also one of the many
problems from Yamaha’s crisis, Vinales never doubted himself and his skills. In
fact it’s in yamaha that the spaniard lost faith a little at some point during
his personal 28 races victory drought: “There were two races I felt I
could win. One was Silverstone [cancelled] and another was here. So to make it
is really good and to win here is so special.”

This
win wasn’t an easy get away though. Vinales once again struggled at the start
being merely into the top 10 by the end of the first couple of laps even though
he started from the front row: “I didn’t expect to start so bad, it was
incredible. When I saw myself in tenth I just said to myself, ‘Maverick, you
are stupid! What are you doing!’” I just tried to keep my concentration. We
worked so well this morning on the electronics and I knew if I felt good I
could be fast because I was top-three all weekend. I felt good, so I said, ‘now
I have to push. Not think about the tyres, just push and push’. When I saw I
was three-seconds [clear] I could relax a little bit and save the tyre, but it
was close at the end because both Andreas were coming really fast. In MotoGP
it’s always really difficult to control the race, control the gap. They were so
fast at the end and I was struggling, thinking, ‘maybe they’ll catch me’
because in the last laps my rear tyre was really down. I just tried to control
the gas really well. Luckily I could push at the beginning. I didn’t expect to
be so fast in the beginning, but finally I made enough gap just in case the
tyre went down.“

Hoping
the 2019 will be a clear contrast against his 2018 season, Vinales made it
clear he believes and hope Yamaha will now listen to him and let him lead next
year’s bike developement as showed that, when everything is right he can win
"à la Lorenzo” too: “For Yamaha, I proved I can win races and
they need to try to provide a bike for my riding style. Especially in the
middle of the corners to turn and if we have that we have the chance to fight. I
think if we work well for 2019 we can be strong as we were in 2017. So we need
to keep working. Next year I will also have more experience and I will be
better, because I know the worst point of being here racing and the better ones.
We have a great chassis, but we have to improve the electronic and engine. I
really love the chassis because, as today, I can ride really fast.”

2) Marquez / Zarco

The
Marc Marquez’ curse continues. Indeed, each time the spaniard get to win a
MotoGP title in Japan, he finds himself impossible to finish the next race at
Phillip Island. This time though, Marquez was forced to a DNF because of a
racing incident which happened between him and french man Johann Zarco in the
very early laps of the race. The two men collide when Zarco touched Marquez’
rear, propulsing the french rider out of his bike and into the gravel trap. The
bike of his bike being too damaged, the 2018 World Champion had to get back in
his pit, scoring his first DNF since Silverstone 2017.

Both
riders were lucky enough to get out of the horrific incident without a scratch
and they both were gracious enough to not dramatise anything of what happened.

Marquez:
“When I was on the bike, I didn’t understand what happened and, honestly
speaking, I was angry, because I felt some contact from the rear. I wasn’t able
to continue because my seat was completely broken and was moving a lot. It was
impossible to ride in a good way and if it broke completely, it would become
very dangerous. Then when I arrived in the box and I saw the video I
understood what happened and it was completely a racing incident. At that point
in the track we arrive really fast. Miller was in front, I was the slipstream
behind Miller, at over 300 km/h. I braked, even a little bit late, and I just
tried to stop more, but then I felt the contact, because Zarco took the
slipstream from two bikes. Of course, you can say maybe he can consider this
[slipstream], but it’s a racing incident, I already spoke with him. I feel
really lucky today because me and him are both OK so this is the most important
thing.”

Zarco:
“I went to him to say sorry because I totally destroyed the back of his bike
and he told to me the most important thing was that I didn’t injure myself. As two racers and sportsmen we totally understood each other. It
was an accident as we are going so fast and there was not a lot of space on the
left side. He was close to Jack and he came back on to the racing line at corner
one but I was also there. So I crashed.”

3)
Vinales’ chasing pack

Behind
Vinales, Adrea Iannone took 2nd after a weekend where he showed a very
impressive pace. The italian even believes that without a couple of silly
mistakes he made, the victory was a true possibility: “I started the race
with a really strong feeling and for sure we had a really good potential to try
to win the race. But I made a mistake at Turn 4 and
lost 4-5 positions. It was not a good situation! I tried to recover but I felt
the tyre start to drop more than I expected and so I decided to remain in the
group and manage the tyres as best I could. That strategy allowed the Italian
to make a late push for victory, taking chunks out of Vinales’ lead until
another Turn 4 error. I had a little more in the last four laps and I tried to
push at 100%, I closed [on Vinales] but on the last lap I made another mistake
at Turn 4 so Dovi nearly overtook me. But at the end it was a great fight –
also with Vale, both Ducatis, Marc and Zarco. It was a difficult race and at
the end we got second position. I’m happy”

Andrea
Dovizioso closes the podium even though Alvaro Bautista, replacing injured Lorenzo,
did not make the job easy on Desmo Dovi. The italian was overall very happy to
see the Ducati finally being competitive at Phillip Island, a track where
they’ve been struggling ever since Casey Stoner left the Bologna boat for Honda
in 2011: “A lot of good things happened today. I’m really happy. That was
the last important test before the end of the season, because this is a track
where we always struggled. So we confirmed, in every practice, our improvement
over last year. The winglets, the set-up is different from last year and it
worked. The improvement is big. Still it’s not enough to really fight because
in the middle of the corner I was too slow. We accelerate more in the main
straight, but in some corners I couldn’t exit with the right speed. I was able
to put myself in the right position, that gave me the chance to fight for the
podium, but I really didn’t have the same speed as these two riders [Vinales
and Iannone]. So we still have to continue to improve, because in some
other parts we are really, really good, but still we are struggling in the
middle of the corners.”

Man
of the race though has to be Alvaro Bautista. The spaniard was given the very
uneasy job of replacing 5 times World Champion, Jorge Lorenzo, on the
desmosedici GP18. After struggling a little (and crashing some more) in the
free practices, Bautista found his pace and was able to display all of his
riding skills: “It’s a bit different from the satellite team because in the
satellite team you have just a few people working for you. But in the factory
team you have the same people in the box but behind the box you have eight
people more. And they help a lot. In this category the small details make the
difference, and those small details are better in the factory team. Also for
sure the bike is different. For me I’m very impressed of the engine, the
character of the engine, the power of the engine. It’s incredible how different
this bike is from the bike of last year that I’m using. The difference is quite
big. Well, I had better results in the past but for sure it’s been good,” he
said. “Just to arrive for one weekend with a different bike, a different team,
a different way to work, and also in this track that I’ve struggled in the
past… Also with the three crashes I had in the whole weekend, and to recover
the feeling and confidence for the race was really good. I was fighting for the
podium position. I missed for the fight for the podium at the end because I had
a problem with the gearbox. When I switched to third – because the gearbox is a
bit different to what I’m using – I didn’t engage the gear and I lost the
distance with both Andreas. In any case I’m happy because I enjoyed the race
fighting at the front.”

Bautista
will have to get back on his old desmo though has Jorge Lorenzo (who congratulated his fellow spaniard on twitter for taking good cares of his 2 bikes), who got surgery on
his wrist the repair his damaged ligament, is planning on returning to action
at Sepang by the end of this week.

Alvaro Bautista – Phillip Island 2018

Alvaro Bautista – Phillip Island 2018

Alvaro Bautista – Motegi 2018

Alvaro Bautista – Motegi 2018

RATING THE RIDERS: ROUND 16 – JAPANMM93 – 10: …

RATING THE RIDERS: ROUND 16 – JAPAN

MM93 – 10: All Hail to King Marquez ! May his reign be even longer than Queen Elizabeth II !

VR46 – 7: The M1’s poor ambitions are outweighing Vale’s talent. And Lin isn’t doing anything about it !

AI29 – 3: The maniac crashed out of the race BUT THANKS GOD, he did not scratch his pretty Instagram worthy face.

AD04 – 7: One of the many differences between a Great Rider and a Champion has to be being able to deal with title pressure. Two years in a row that Andrea is lacking in that department… #atleasthetried

DP9 – 5: I’ll be honest, i did not even saw him during the race. Maybe i should have woken up for every session to see a glimpse of Danilo…

CC35 – 8: I’ve heard Cal sais he hoped to finish in front of Lorenzo in the standings to « show his value ». Has someone told him yet that Jorge hasn’t even been racing lately ? No ? Well…

SR45 – 3: We know you adore Marc, but that’s no reason to try and broke him so you could have him all for yourself buddy.. 😉

AR42 – 8: Slowly but surely someone is finally getting there. And it’s a joy to see!

BS38 – 7: Is that some real progress that we’re seeing with the KTM ?!?!! 👀

MV25 – 6: Maverick, sweety, it’s decided. You’re SO getting race start private lessons during the winter.

AB19 – 8: Jorge might be grumpy and forced to stay at home but at least it’s making someone else happy. Cheers to Alvaro for getting a well deserved opportunity !!

RATING THE RIDERS: ROUND 15 – THAILANDMM93 – 1…

RATING THE RIDERS: ROUND 15 – THAILAND

MM93 – 10: A+ to that show-off of Marc Marquez who can wheelie on the line with Dovizioso & Vinales on his tail like it’s nobody’s business. #TooEasy

SR45 – 5: If you’re on social networks you’ll unterstand why we’re putting Scott right behind Marc. Afterall, he is SO glue to his back lately. #Bromance 

AD04 – 8: There was a time where Dovizioso was able to defeat Marquez in a last lap fight. And he was really good at it. Well… Not anymore.

JZ5 – 7: Cocorico is back ! Almost.

MV25 – 8: A round of applause for Maverick’s race start! See ? When you don’t drop like a stone at the start, everything else works fine.

AB19 – 7: WSBK is getting itself a new Star with Alvaro. Another top 10 in the bag!

VR46 – 8: Leading a good part of the race is progress but even all of the old dog’s tricks weren’t enough to race around the bike’s problems.

DP26 – 7: We were cheering. We ended up heart broken.

Bonus: Is that Jordi Torres kicking a few regulars’ butt i see there ? #OUCH

ROUND 11: AUSTRIABack to Austria where the Des…

ROUND 11: AUSTRIA

Back to Austria where the Desmosedici is the Queen of all things on two wheels and where the hills are alive to the sound of it’s engine. The bologna team has a red cross marked on the calendar for that race, but did the ducati boys lived up to their bosses’ expectations ?

1) Jorge Maestro

Sensational, fantastic, magistral, magical, superb… We’re running out of words to describe Jorge Lorenzo’s win in Austria. 

A win he desperately wanted and worked for. Yet a win that wasn’t as easy as we could have thought. At the beginning of the race, and from the outside, it even seemed like Lorenzo wasn’t able to follow Marc Marquez’ pace, even with the desmosedici’s incredible power in the straights. Losing ground on the Honda man and not letting Andrea Dovizioso past through, we’re pretty sure that if the “map 8″ orders were still a thing, someone at Ducati would had probably send it to Lorenzo. And they would have been wrong (again) as Jorge’s apparent struggles were all but true.

From the inside, Lorenzo already had it all planned. Strong from his new strategy tested in Brno, he knew he couldn’t replicate his Mugello and Catalan GP wins in Austria by taking the early lead and running away until the chequered flag. His soft tire choice had us all in the wrong thinking that was exactly what he was going to do or at least try. Jorge played it smarter and surprised us all. 

While we all thought the spaniard was too slow and blocking Dovizioso from running after Marc Marquez, he was in fact nursing his soft tires like only him and his silky smooth riding style can do: “[It] Was a great decision to use the soft rear tyre, but I needed to
manage a lot in the first ten laps,” explained Lorenzo after his third
win in six races. “I needed to manage a lot not to overheat the tyre
because it was very hot. It was very, very soft in some parts of the
tyre.”

At 31 and with many years of experience in the paddock, Lorenzo proves to be one of the only riders able to question himself and work on himself to improve. Proof of this is how he studied videos of Marquez and Dovizioso in austria to find a solution on his sector 3′s struggles: “But was also key the big improvement I made in the sector three, because yesterday I was losing almost two tenths there compared to Marc and Dovi. Then I made a big improvement in one afternoon. Trying to watch some videos, trying to understand which position of my body I need to change to be faster in that sector. It really, really worked. During the race I was improving and improving in that sector and I was  catching Marc in that sector where we were losing a lot last year.”

Same strategy as in Brno, different tires and  “Bibbity Bobbity Boo”, the magic happened! The spaniard was impossible to pass by Dovizioso and always in control of how much ground he was letting go to Marquez. Once the gap got to 1 second, suddendly Lorenzo went faster and closed it back again to half a second pretty easily.

Keeping Marquez in sight is one thing, get past through him is another. That’s where Lorenzo’s second  lesson from Brno gets a use: to beat Marc Marquez in a last lap showdown you must ride like Marc Marquez. If you’re even able to think like him then you’ll know what he’ll try and when and be able to stop him from succeeding. 

With 10 laps to go and Dovi out of the fight, Jorge Lorenzo and Marc Marquez offered us another epic battle for the win. A dog fight with many more riders like Assen is great, a dual of titans with two of the best riders in the world is even better. The two of them not willing to let the other win, the fight intensified in the last 3 laps of the race. From there it was block pass on black pass, touching in the corners, touching in the straights, up until that one final pass from the younger spaniard on the older one. A move straight out of the Marquez books, something of genius. Lorenzo’s defensive line to it though was even better. He knew it was coming and he countered it opened the gas and pushed to take the chequered flag first, wiggling with joy crossing the finish line.

To think these two will be teammate next season, Honda Repsol Team got some serious greatness in it’s hands and better not waste it!

The Austrian GP is Lorenzo’s 3rd win with Ducati, 25 points thanks to what he is now 3rd in the championship standings, only 12 points behind Valentino Rossi. To think at some point in the season the spaniard was only 20th with less than 10 points scored with everybody thinking he would announced his retirement soon… 

2) Expectation vs Reality

If Ducati’s win was expected, it doesn’t mean it wasn’t fun to watch nor that it was easy. On the later, Marc Marquez proves to be a genius at shaking up what everybody’s expecting versus what he really can do.

In an extremely great pace right from the start of the weekend, the spaniard and his team knew their main opponent in Austria would once again be the Ducatis, especially now that Jorge Lorenzo’s got his head around how to make the desmosedici to work. 

He proved it in the past (cf: last year’s austrian GP), Marquez can handle one ducati around the Red Bull Ring, but two ? No thank you. He explained his very not marquez-ish strategy in the post race press conference: “I try to push a lot from the beginning because the goal was try to
arrive in the end with only one Ducati, because fight against Ducati I
know that is quite difficult for us, but we achieve our goal that was
just fight against one Ducati.”

Seeing Marquez trying to run away with the win while Lorenzo was waiting for his moment behind him seemed like the world had turned upside down as we were used to see the exact opposite in the past. Yet, Marc Marquez being who he is, and feeling much better than in Brno, he had to try: “In Brno I didn’t try because I didn’t feel well and it was like a waste
of time there because it was more chance to lose than to win, but today
I try. I try to change my strategy. Every short straight he (JL) was able to overtake me, to be in parallel. Was really difficult to defend.”

Even though weeks in, weeks out, Marquez always says he has to be careful, think of the championship, it’s all thrown up by the window once the lights goes off, and once again, his will to win had the better on him: “I try to lead the race in the last lap. He overtook me in the main
straight, then I try in turn three. I lost the front two times. I go in
too fast and I lose two times. I nearly crash and then I stay on the
bike. I don’t know why, but I stayed there.”

Marc’s block pass on Lorenzo in the final lap was a stroke of genius and even though it didn’t work, the spaniard still leave Austria another 20 points in the bag, extending his championship lead to 59 points on 2nd in the standings, Valentino Rossi. 

3) Intern crisis exploding

The situation for the Iwata brand seems to be going from bad to worse as the current season follows her path. Still in the chase of their first win since the 2017 Dutch GP, the Movistar Yamaha team finally touched what seems to be the rock bottum during the Austrian GP weekend.

Electronical and mechanical problems causing their leading rider to be out of Q2 while the current no-love situation between Vinales and Forcada proved once again to be a deadly weapon for their winning aspirations, forced an unprecedented event to happen on saturday afternoon: Yamaha’s project leader, accompanied by Jarvis and communication manager Favero, apologized to their riders in what seemed to be a modern shakespearean stage show: “We as Yamaha, owe our riders and also you an explanation about the difficulties we have been
facing so far. Today was a very difficult day for us. We are struggling with the acceleration performance, which
means the power delivery, to adjust the power delivery more precisely.
But this track we know is the most difficult track for us. Because we
couldn’t achieve a more precise power delivery for our riders. That’s
why this is maybe the worst qualifying result for us. But then I have to
apologize to the riders for our lack of acceleration performance
today.”

What is currently happening with Yamaha is both laughable and extremely worrying. To think this team that was on top of the World 3 years back, winning all 3 titles, having two of the top 3 best riders in the world and what was easily the best package on the grid, is now struggling to even get a podium seems unreal.

There’s many reason to this descent to hell though. The bike itselft isn’t as good as it was in the past especially with it’s current impossibility to make the electronic work with it. Still, what seems to have turn into a piece of crap is, by all means, far from it. The M1 isn’t the best package on the grid but it’s problems are magnified by the close racing and the huge steps forward done by Honda and Ducati. The situation, which was at a pick this weekend was also largely to due to the track itself, far from one made to suit the specifics characteristic of the M1, and this is straight out of the mouth of Yamaha’s last MotoGP Champion, and Austriang GP winner, Jorge Lorenzo.

Finally, and that’s probably the main problem here at least to me, the riders. While the non-stop growing frustration is understandable due to the lack of result and reactivity from the team back in Japan, we can clearly see that there is actually two ways of dealing with such a strange and difficult situation in the Iwata box.

First you have Valentino Rossi. His approach is both incisive and subtile. While he does lays a few shades over Yamaha’s boss in the press, he always keeps it under control and never crosses the line where he would lost respect from his japanese chiefs. His years of experience and never doubted skills make him able to race around the bike’s problem on Sunday and always get the extra position, the extra points that have given him, so far, a current 2nd place in the championship standings.

On the other hand you have Maverick Vinales. To the opposite of Rossi, Vinales’ never ending criticims toward his team has most than probably grown bored the japaneses back in Iwata. Vinales’ current war with his crew chief does not help either especially when, once again, while Rossi finds a way to get from 14 to 6 in the race, the spaniard goes backward from 11 on the grid to 12th in the race. He was even pointing 16th at some points due to his, yet not solved, race start problems.

The Movistar team will go to Misano for a 2 days test before Silverstone, yet we doubt it will help cure a problem which is rooted too deeply to be snatched off without collateral damages.

4) Give Dovi a cookie

To say that Dovizioso wasn’t happy with Sunday’s race result would be an understatement. It was a picture of desperation and disappointement that showed up into the parc fermé after the race. 

Strong of a win at Brno, the italian expected to, at least, fight against Marquez for the first place once again this weekend. Right from the get go though, things didn’t went as planned: “I couldn’t put [myself] in the right position from the beginning. After the hard overtaking from Marc, I was sixth in turn four. I
overtake immediately three riders, but at the end I was third and Marc
start to push.”

And pushed he did. In fact, Desmo Dovi was able to get back up there with Marquez and Lorenzo. Get away with them was thing though, passing them was another. As the majorcan was catching Marquez, Dovizioso only had one thing in mind: get past Lorenzo. Something he will later regret.

Known to be a hard breaker, Andrea Dovizioso couldn’t found a way to surpass Lorenzo’s new and very impressive breaking skills. With nowhere to pass and no “mapping 8″ orders to save him, Dovi just cooked his tires, too much, too early: “I used maybe too much the rear tyre to try to overtake Jorge and I
couldn’t overtake him. I was faster in that part of the race, but I
couldn’t really prepare in the best way the overtaking. That cost me for
sure because I had to slow down too early, ten laps to the end.”

A couple more tried and a mistake at turn 1 when Marquez and Lorenzo were both making moves against one another saw Dovizioso ran wide and loosing too much ground on the spanish duo. Then, his race was over and his position a done deal: “I did a small mistake, but already I was in trouble with the right side
on the rear tyre. Very disappointed because we have a chance to bring
more points in our championship. But at the end when you make just two
practice on the dry, this can happen.”

The italian is now 4th in the standings, one point behind his team mate for the first time since Lorenzo’s Ducati debuts. 

5) Honorable mentions

– Cal Crutchlow finished 4th and jugding by his no-love for this track, it’s fair to say, nobody expected that!

– Dani Pedrosa’s still struggling to get the Michelin tire / RCV combo working but still gets another deserved top 10. We do have our fingers crossed for him to win another race before leaving.

– Alex Rins probably hate a lion for breakfast on sunday judging by his rocket start and form in the early laps.

– Another top 10 finish for Alvaro Bautista who’s closer and closer to a Ducati ride in WSBK.

– Bradley Smith, only KTM at the brand’s home track, couldn’t do much against the rest of the field during the race but a superb saturday was still a great and positive result for the team. Pol Espargaro is expected to make his return to the paddock at Silverstone.

RATING THE RIDERS: ROUND 10 – BRNOAD04 -10: Ba…

RATING THE RIDERS: ROUND 10 – BRNO

AD04 -10: Back on the winning wagon and a 1-2 for Ducati! Something they better enjoy this season as i doubt they’ll get much of this next year.

MV25 – 1: I seriously doubt getting rid of Ramon Forcada will improve Maverick’s race start but who knows. #not

DP26 – 7: Seeing Dani first on Friday had our little fan heart explode with joy. Now finger crossed he can win another race before leaving us for good. #youarecryingnotus

JL99 – 10: Por Fuera, Por Dentro, Por Whatever you want, if even the most hardcore VR46 fans were cheering for you, that means you were doing well!

PE44 – 5: Congratulations to Pol on getting married! Congratulations to Carlotta on already having to play the nurse!

MM93 – 8: 100 MotoGP race and still all his teeth ! #BabyChampOntheRun

VR46 – 8:Alo ? Lin ? You’re fired ” – “ Valentino ? What the f.. *bip bip* ”

CC35 – 8: Cal did well. Willow must have been the happiest little nuggets in the paddock!

AB19 – 7: Alvaro never raced this well before. Sadly it’s seems to be too late…

AE41 – 5: A weekend to forget… At least he still can go home to his sweet little twins in one peace this time. And that’s all that matters !

RATING THE RIDERS: ROUND 9 – SACHSENRINGVR46 -…

RATING THE RIDERS: ROUND 9 – SACHSENRING

VR46 – 9: 1 year and a few weeks. The clock’s ticking! #ChasingtheDreamChashingaWin 

AD04 – 6: If anyone see “2017 Andrea Dovizioso”, please contact us, we would like to have him back !

MM93 – 10: The term “alien” doesn’t even begin to describe Marc Marquez anymore. At least when it comes to races at the Sachsenring. 

SR45 – 4: We see you there, Scotty boy, trying to make #HelmetDown being the new #kneedown … 

DP26 – 7: Dani will be leaving us soon. Nope, we’re not crying, you are. #snif

MV25 – 8: Two podiums in a row, Maverick be careful there, we might be impressed !

DP9 – 7: Is shaming Lorenzo the new trend or are Danilo’s ankles just too big for his boots now ? Just asking because i’m on the edge of blocking everything that comes out of his b*tchy mouth lately. 

JL99 – 7: What’s the first thing Jorge did to start his summer break ? Eat a paella. Yup, for some of us, food does comes first. 

AB19 – 8: CAN SOMEONE PLEASE GIVE A DAMN RIDE TO ALVARO ! *signing a petition* *calling everybody i know* *eating chocolate waiting for the bad news*

PE44 – 4: Did you eat Andrea Iannone at breakfast, Pol ? Because stricking everybody during lap 1 is more of #29 thing to do than you…