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Let’s wrap up this season review with our very…

Let’s wrap up this season review with our very own MOTOGP 2017 AWARDS!

Man of the Year : Marc Marquez (duh!)

The man to beat, or – like his rivals on track would rather say – the man that should be locked in a room in the middle of the desert without any escape possible. Hard to imagine who could stop the spaniard from becoming the cherry on the top of the Racing cake.

Helmet of the Season: “El Diablo” – JL99 // “Nicky” – AI29

We cannot choose.

We loved Jorge’s “El Diablo” helmet for the amazing dark red design with the eyes on it. It looked stunning.

But We also adored Andrea’s hommage helmet to Nicky Hayden. The simplicity of the design (simply “Nicky” written on the top of the helmet which was painted as a blue sky) made it gorgeous and stunning and the best fitting hommage. <3

Quote of the Year: Andrea Iannone – “Gang Bang” Tweet

After one hell of a race, Andrea Iannone took on twitter to share a picture of the fight at Phillip Island. The tweet simply said “GANG BANG” … Has someone told him what it really means yet … ?

Best Race of the Season: Phillip Island – 2017

Many races were amazing this season but Phillip Island was just extra special. The scenery, the non-stop fight, all of the different brands involve. Really, the only thing the Australian GP missed this year was the Ducati bikes fighting with the other. But that, my friend, would have made it, the race of the century!

Save of the Year : Marc Marquez – Valencia GP (save of the DECADE!)

Each and every save by Marquez is out of this world but the Valencia GP one was something else. 

I mean… It could have cost him a world title…!!

The “What do you mean i’m just a rookie” Award: Johann Zarco

Johann Zarco doesn’t give a damn F! about being a rookie. He doesn’t care about who else is on track either. We should have know that at the very moment Zarco made VR46 looked like a GrandPa’ at Losail…

Pass of the Season: 93 vs 04 – Austrian GP – Final Lap

It takes some ba*** to go head to head with Marc Marquez on a final lap of a race. When it’s for the win, it’s even more special !

“Error 404: Communication Faillure” : Mapping 8

You know what we hate more than team orders ? Hidden team order. Mapping 8 simply looked like the modern version of Star Wars’ Order 66.

Crash of the Season: Marc Marquez – Catalan GP 

Come on, there’s NO WAY you’ve forgot about that one! Marc Marquez suffered many crashes this season – as per usual – but he only had one in pit-lane… Off the bike… #Stilllaughingmyassoffthinkingofit 

The “Better than a Soap Opera” Award: SR/JM/MV and their girlfriends

I suggest you go have a look at each of these riders’ instagram and twitter account to understand… In other news, Scott Redding now has a sheep pet!

Nose Job of the Year: Andrea Iannone

Don’t even try to deny it Andrea. We saw the before/after photos…

Fan Question of the Year: “Your girlfriend or Racing” – Danilo Petrucci

The answer is even better really “either i change girlfriend or she starts working”. Wow! 

The “They all predicted it and… It never happened” Award: Vinales

After the pre-season tests, Maverick had already won the title if you were listenning to most experts… Like a famous 69 always said “That’s why we line up on Sunday, you never know what’s going to happen”.

Best “looking like a dumba$$” moment of the Season: Andrea Iannone – Phillip Island QP Session

Andrea Iannone wanted to get a tow from Marc Marquez at Phillip Island during the QP session this year. The spaniard had other plans. Better than an explanation, have a look at the whole scene here: #HowToLooseYourTow

The “Fans didn’t asked for that” Award: Valentino Rossi – Misano

For Valentino to miss a race – any race – it’s already a nightmare for the fans. For him to miss his home round, to miss Misano, there’s not even words to describe it… yet judging by the F-ING weather they had this weekend, i bet Vale was fine with not racing that day!

Weirdest looking fairing Award: Ducati

It’s a plane! It’s a Shark! It’s a Hammer Head Shark Duca-Plane Bike ! 

The “They didn’t see that coming” Award: Yamaha

They won 4 races. In total. In the whole season. ONLY 4 RACES !!!!!!

Smith &amp; Rossi – Valencia 2017

Smith & Rossi – Valencia 2017

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&ldquo;La 100km dei Campioni&rdquo;

“La 100km dei Campioni”

Rossi &amp; Marquez – Brno 2017

Rossi & Marquez – Brno 2017

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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