In the race next weekend in Le Mans Circuit, France, Valentino Rossi and Jorge Lorenzo will race with a special logo on their bike. This logo to commemorate Yamaha legend, Jean Claude Olivier, who died in a traffic accident earlier this year.
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Dani Pedrosa has started his 2013 campaign with fourth position in the Commercial Bank Grand Prix of Qatar, admitting he was powerless in defending from Yamaha.
Marc Márquez finished third at Losail on Sunday, thus becoming the best MotoGP™ rookie since Jorge Lorenzo managed second place in Qatar five years ago.
Sunday night saw Valentino Rossi finish on a MotoGP™ podium for his first race back with Yamaha Factory Racing. The seven-time premier class champion was quick to describe the result as nothing short of a ‘dream’.
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Jorge Lorenzo is now celebrating his second consecutive victory from pole position in the Commercial Bank Grand Prix of Qatar.
"Now I am ready to compete again with the best riders in MotoGP, those who are in the peak of their careers. I like being born again," said Rossi quoted Motorsprint. "Almost no strategy to win the race, in addition to increasing the speed. If you can get it, you can win the race," add Rossi.
Loris Capirossi will re-assess Valentino Rossi able to win with Yamaha in the 2013 season. However, Capirossi also predicted that Rossi would be hard to compete with Dani Pedrosa and Jorge Lorenzo.
"The main thing is, I wanted to be an issue for Jorge. I do not really know about Marc or Dani," said Rossi. "Obviously, me and Marc will be the second rider. At this point, we usually have an advantage, which is not at risk and great pressure."