“The amazing thing for me is that Marquez rides his MotoGP bike like he rides the dirt bike” – Daryl Beattie
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F1 World Champion Lewis Hamilton and rally driver Ken Block also in attendance
The Monster Energy Monza Rally Show 2014 saw nine-time World Champion Valentino Rossi joined by a host of big names from the world of four wheels, with the likes of F1 World Champion Lewis Hamilton and rally driver Ken Block also in attendance.
Extremely hot and humid temperatures over the race weekend created trying conditions for the riders
In sweltering conditions at Malaysia’s Sepang Circuit last Sunday, Repsol Honda’s Marc Marquez won his twelfth race of the 2014 season ahead of the determined Movistar Yamaha MotoGP duo of Valentino Rossi and Jorge Lorenzo who finished in second and third place respectively.
Valentino Rossi, the MotoGP great, says he is still a big fan of formula one.
In fact, the flamboyant 35-year-old nearly switched from two to four wheels in 2006 with a series of Ferrari tests. “There was still a lot of testing then,” Rossi told Italy’s Sky, “and so you were able to see your potential and if you really can race in F1.
The warmer weather created good conditions for Marquez and Lorenzo to set a fierce pace at the front of the field
“The much quicker pace this year at IMS did make the track more severe for tyres, but not to an extreme level.”
Repsol Honda’s Marc Marquez won at Indianapolis to continue his perfect run of form and make it ten wins from ten starts in 2014. Finishing in second and third place respectively were the Movistar Yamaha MotoGP duo of Jorge Lorenzo and Valentino Rossi.
This weekend (12-13 July) the 2014 MotoGP™ season reached the halfway mark at Sachsensring.
Racing legend Valentino Rossi recently announced that he has signed a new two-year contract to stay with the Movistar Yamaha MotoGP team, so the charismatic superstar was on fine form when he met Bridgestone’s two lucky competition winners and their guests.
Ultimately it was Marquez who claimed victory to extend his perfect record in 2014, with Rossi finishing second and Pedrosa third.
Last weekend’s Catalan Grand Prix at Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya was one for the ages, with a thrilling three-way battle for victory between Repsol Honda’s Marc Marquez and Dani Pedrosa, and Movistar Yamaha MotoGP’s Valentino Rossi producing one of the most exciting encounters in recent years.