Last year we were told that Valentino Rossi would announce within or just after six races of the 2014 season his future. Could this dual of Rossi vs Marquez keep the nine times world champion in the sport for longer? The Qatar race was the perfect start for Rossi, although he would have loved it if he managed to get past Marquez for the win. For Valentino, winning is almost everything. It is what he did for most of his career. When he took the move over to Ducati, problems were expected. However, not to the extent of being completely unable to get to the top for a win.

Credit: Movistar Yamaha Factory Racing MotoGP Team

Credit: Movistar Yamaha Factory Racing MotoGP Team

It seems that the old school classic dual of MotoGP racing has come back. The controversy of open class would have been sidelined for the time the battle was going on. Everyone’s eyes were glued to the race as to who would come out ontop to stand on the podium in first position… it was Marc Marquez, the reigning world champion.

With Jeremy Burgess no longer present in pit lane and the paddock, it appears Valentino may have just found the form he had been longing for in the past three years. Everyone here at Formula MotoGP Magazine is excited for the surprises that will come to life as the destinations change and the engines roar.

Credit: Movistar Yamaha Factory Racing MotoGP Team

Credit: Movistar Yamaha Factory Racing MotoGP Team

Regardless of injury Marc Marquez is a strong Spanish fighter who will not give up or allow his rivals any room to manoeuvre. It will be an interesting race in Austin Texas when Jorge Lorenzo jumps back on the bike and learns from his mistake of cold tyres, pushing too early and wanting the win. He will learn from this and definitely make an impact when the next race on the calendar returns to the television screens around the world. It is always important when watching the top riders to understand their individual riding styles. In this week’s media, Cal Crutchlow was heard talking about how he was told to ride like Lorenzo and that it was not possible to do this on a Ducati. He will have to learn to adapt to a bike that only a few have been able to conquer, that of two time Australian MotoGP World Champion Casey Stoner.

Credit: Movistar Yamaha Factory Racing MotoGP Team

Credit: Movistar Yamaha Factory Racing MotoGP Team

When assessing Valentino and Marc make sure to check out the photographs of the lines they take, the body positioning and the angle they prefer upon entry into the apexes of corners. It is a very interesting to discussion to have with fellow motoring enthusiasts and can be the dividing line between who could be this years world champion. In the meantime, let the racing continue, the battles grow and the hunger for the championship sky rocket between the MotoGP field.

About The Author

Myanna Wedes

Myanna is a Law Graduate and admitted lawyer in her state of NSW in Australia. She gained experience in the Intellectual Property Law field in 2013 and is currently writing a biography on Alan Jones MBE 1980 F1 World Champion. She is a fond lover of two wheel motorsport, predominantly MotoGP, Moto2 and Moto3 racing. She has attended 20 Grand Prix events to date as a spectator and travel support to various tour packages.

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