Category: rating the riders

RATING THE RIDERS: ROUND 11 – AUSTRIAJL99 – 10…

RATING THE RIDERS: ROUND 11 – AUSTRIA

JL99 – 10: “If we fix the corner speed, fire Claudio and get Andrea back on a number 2 salary, do you think he’ll come back ?” – Davide, Gigi and Paolo, ploting for 2021 somewhere near Bologna…

CC35 – 8: This one only has one thing in mind: winning at Silverstone. 

MM93 – 9,5: Marc on Thursday: we need to think about the championship 

Also Marc: almost crashing out of the race, still block passing Lorenzo

MV25 – 3: So Maverick, dropping to 16 after the race start, who’s to blame for that this time ?

AD04 – 8: Even Grumpy cat wouldn’t master the face of desperation like Dovi did in the parc fermé

JM43 – 1: “Ducati track” they said.. “You’ll be fast” they said… #not

VR46 – 8: The old fox always has one last magic trick up his sleeve when race day comes

SR45 – 3: Scott was faster testing the new red Marc Marquez shoes on his instagram than while riding his aprilia during the race… #awkward 

DP9 – 7: Someone needs to tell Danilo that taking a tow from Andrea in every FP and QP sessions will simply never help him once race day comes…

RATING THE RIDERS: ROUND 7 – SPAIN (Catalunya)…

RATING THE RIDERS: ROUND 7 – SPAIN (Catalunya)

JL99 – 10: Went from struggling to make it into the top 10 with a possible retirement to first pole position and back-to-back wins on the red beast with a whole new deal with THE MotoGP team, the one every rider dreams of… Least you can say is that our Jorge was pretty busy this month !

AD05 – 3: Dovi used to have quite a lot of bad luck. Then it all disappear last season. Was he cured of it ? Seems like nope.

MV25 – 5: Like i said to someone else last week, it’s not even funny anymore to throw rocks at Maverick so we’ll try something else, as i love me some underdog. Hang in there Mack, you can do it! We’re cheering for you!

VR46 – 9: Hot damn, grandpa’ is still here! Slowly and quietly but surely getting his hands on a top 3 in the standings… Or can he get more ?

MM93 – 10: Like one of my friends said, Marc – smarty ass – Marquez should have Energiser as a sponsor as he’s clearly way past the RedBull point there, doing somersaults after one very hot 50 minutes race.

DP26 – 7: Dani is sorry he made us cry. He is sorry we were freaking out scared he could retire. Dani still has good hopes for next season. And so do we.

CC35 – 7: Cal did a pretty good race taking him home 4th place but it’s his daughter Willow who stole the show. If you don’t know what we’re talking about, we suggest you to have a look at Lucy’s instagram post from last week. #icantwithsomuchcuteness

AE41 – 3: Aleix is a new Dad. He is probably not having his regular quota of sleep so we’ll pass on that poor weekend.

RATING THE RIDERS: ROUND 6 – ITALY 5 (Mugello)…

RATING THE RIDERS: ROUND 6 – ITALY 5 (Mugello)

JL99 – 10: Welcome back Jorge. You have no idea how much we missed you, Mr Inch Perfect.

MM93 – 5: Award for the longest slide ending up in a crash goes to… Marc. Obviously.

MV25 – 5: « Yamaha promised me a bike i’d win with » well duh yea much i like i promised my Boss i won’t go on the internet during work hours. And here i am.

VR46 – 9: Vale, M1 and Desmo are on a sinking gondola in Venice. Jorge can only save one, who gets to stay alive ? – Nobody, he’s already far from the crime scene with his new girl. Sorry Vale. #WeShipJorgeAndValeOnaGondola 

DP26 – 3: Qualified in 20th. Crashed in the race. Got sacked on Tuesday. Ehhh we’re kind of worried there Dani! #SaveSoldatPedrosa

AD04 – 7: Yup. That’s the face of someone who got his ass kicked by his leaving team-mate. At home. In front of his Bosses. That must burn.

DP9 – 6: « i want to be like Stoner » WOOW slow down there Danilo. Are you on drugs or something ? As someone checked if Marc didn’t knocked his head to hard in that first lap ?

RATING THE RIDERS: ROUND 1 – QATARAD04 – 9: Th…

RATING THE RIDERS: ROUND 1 – QATAR

AD04 – 9: The curse of always being the Bridesmaid and Never the Bride has been broken at Losail ! HALLELUJAH

MM93 – 9: If Marc Marquez comes 0.027s close to a win at Losail, does this mean he’ll win with 10 minutes gap in Austin ?!

VR46 – 8: Retirement isn’t part of Vale’s vocabulary.

JZ5 – 7: COCORICO on Saturday, ICE-COLD SHOWER on Sunday.

DP26 – 7: Oh, you wonna take Dani’s seat next season ? First step first, finish in front of him.

JL99 – 5: Brakes or no Brakes, Grumpy was at his TOP 10 level of grumpiness this weekend.

JM43 – 7: AirPlane Jack lands into the top 10 !

MV25 – 7: Be brave Mack, Vale will not race forever… Or will he ?

AR42 – 6: Even with a DNF, Alex is outshining Andrea, but Iannone’s instagram game is still stronger… STORY TBC !

2017 SEASON REVIEW : RATING THE RIDERS

2017 SEASON REVIEW : RATING THE RIDERS

As 2017 is coming to an end, it seems like the appropriate time to have a look back at the whole season that saw Marc Marquez, once again, take the crown. Without further do, let’s start this season review with a special edition of Rating the Riders !

MM93 – 10: Mr Save saved his crown by saving what seems like a sure crash in the final race of the season. Hate him of love him, if you must, but in the end just feel blessed to see History in the making.

CC35 – 5: Seasons come and go but they’re never the same for Cal. As much as last year has been a good year for him, this one sure was close to a disaster.

AD04 – 9,5: Like Moses, Dovi’s been leading Ducati and the Ducatisti to the promise land. The last round failure does not even bring one hint of a shadow to his fabulous rising to the Alien’s Club this season.

DP26 – 8: Dani makes us cry. Weither it’s of joy or anger, one thing is sure, we would glady take Michelin’s Big Boss into hostage to make sure they (FINALLY) give him some great rubber.

JL99 – 7: Life is like a Ferris Wheel. Sometimes you’re on Top, sometimes you’re not but it always keeps on turning. Chin up Jorge, this year’s purgatory can only lead to Glory Days.

VR46 – 6,5: Lin Jarvis can call this season whatever he wants, a MotoGP season where Yamaha has only won 5 races is, to me, nothing less than an epic fail. Who’s to blame ? This we cannot answer but i’m sure the Yellow Army were expecting more than just an Assen GP Win.

JZ05 – 9: Johann came in like a rocket ship. He’s made of The Joker madness mixed up with Master Yoda’s wisdom.

AI29 – 6: Nose job or not, 2017 was definately not the year Andrea shined by his skills. Or, at least, his skills on track…

DP9 – 7: Like some bigger names on the grid, Danilo came pretty F-ING close to a GP win this season. The fastest Gorilla on track is slowly but surely writting himself a name in the racing books. 

MV25 – 6,5: You’ve all been feeding me Vinales like he was the 8th Wonder of the World from November 2016 to March. Well, i suppose you’ve missed the memo: there’s only 7 Wonder in this Earth and none of them is named Maverick... Like Valentino, the poor score is mainly due to the massive disappointment this season has brought which might not really be the riders’ fault…

SR45 – 5: Was Scott in competition with Andrea 29 for the big prize of “most talked rider outside the track because of rubbish shit going on” ? I dunno, but stealing the other guy on the grid’s girlfriend is never, EVER, the way to go..

KA17 – 3: Dad’s money can buy many things. With, maybe, the exception of a  better place than 20th in the final championship standings. 

AB19 – 7: I’ve heard wedding bells are ringing for Alvaro this December! It’s what i call closing a fairly great year with a BANG

RATING THE RIDERS: ROUND 13 – MISANOMM93 – 10: *Whistle* They…

RATING THE RIDERS: ROUND 13 – MISANO

MM93 – 10: *Whistle* They see me Rollin’, They Hatiiin’ 

DP9 – 9: From coolest guy in the paddock to fastest. Way to go Danilo!

AD04 – 8: Mister Consistency, here to please. 

JL99 – 7: I have a secret for you: Andrea didn’t got rid of all of his bad luck black cats, he just hide them into Jorge’s house! :O 

DP26 – 5: Teeny Dani was so tiny i did not even saw him in the race.

AI29 – 3: Dear Andrea, if the arm pump is an excuse, please ask Zarco to give you professionalism’s lessons.

MP51 – 8: The one and only Mister wildcard ending 5th. APPLAUSE PLS!!

JZ5 – 9: Johann, We Love You. Never Change. – All MotoGP Fans.

Special Mention:

VR46: WE, the people, WANT TO SEE MORE OF ROSSANO ! YES, IT’S AN ORDER! 

RATING THE RIDERS: ROUND 11 – AUSTRIAAD04 – 10: What have you…

RATING THE RIDERS: ROUND 11 – AUSTRIA

AD04 – 10: What have you done to our Dovi and where are you hiding him, Andrea ?! 

MM93 – 10: The crazyness of The Craziest, King of the Crazy *.*

MV25 – 5: The One, The Man, The King… But not today.

DP26 – 7: Agent 026. Always there to save your Day. 

JL99 – 7: *Killing combo uploading* Please wait a few more races…

VR46 – 5: “ Dear Carmelo, please excuse my Rider, Valentino. He’s still on holidays, somewhere… His M1

JZ5 – 8: Mr “If i want a factory Yam i must start by kicking the Factory riders’ butt” Zarco

SR45 – 4: Drama on track, Drama in the paddock, Drama off track. 

JM43 – 3: Soon on everybody’s iPad “How i stole the bike and the girl of my Friend” By Jack Miller.