Category: champion

The last flag

Jorge Lorenzo will retire after Valencia race, this sunday. With 68 victories (47 in MotoGP class), one 125 World Championship, one 250 World Championship and 3 MotoGP World Championships, Jorge will be crowned MotoGP Legend in Jerez 2020. He used to say “I am not a good rider, I am a champion”. Well, Jorge… you are. And you will be truly missed by everyone who loves this sport, no matter what. Wish you all the best in life.

Suggested (again) –> Check out this AMAZING (and touching) documentary about Dani Pedrosa (by RedBullTV) on:

https://youtu.be/hJMITfnM1N8

It’s worth it.

Marco Melandri will retire from racing at the end of the 2019 SBK season.
With 1 World Championship in 2002 in 250cc class, 22 victories and 62 podiums in MotoGP, and 22 victories and 75 podiums in SBK (for now) he will be truly missed in the world of motorsport. I still remember one of his sentences which I’ve always though as perfect for bike racing: “The only enemy is the asphalt”. I wish this guy all the best for him and his family.

Nicky Hayden, the champion wheelying, 2nd November 2007, 2007 Valencian Community MotoGP, the last round of the 2007 season

It was the first year of just 800cc MotoGP, it was the year of the too small “Pedrosa Honda”, Nicky couldn’t make the tires work, but it didn’t stop him enjoying himself.

Lauda Air 1974, 1975, 1976

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Goodbye Niki Lauda

photos: The Legends Parade, 2015 Formula 1 Austrian Grand Prix, Red Bull Ring (Österreichring), Spielberg, Austria

Niki’s 1984 Championship winning McLaren MP4/2, 1.5 Litre, 90° V6 TAG-Porsche turbo engine, 650 bhp in race set-up and up to 800 bhp in qualifying set-up i.e. with maximum turbo pressure

NIKI LAUDA (* 22. Februar 1949 in Wien; † 20. Mai 2019 in Zürich), an intelligent man, a street-fighter, a three-times racing world champion, his comeback after the accident at the Nürburgring stands as the most courageous act we’ve seen any sportsperson ever make.

Ayrton Senna (1960 -1994)

Racer, fast, breathtaking, inspiring.

1st May 2019 sees the 25 year anniversary of Senna’s death.

The image of Ayrton Senna in his fire-proof racing hood was taken by Jon Nicholson at Imola on the Saturday morning before the first practice.