The water, the sanctions and the return of the idol, marked the weekend of MotoGP at Grand Prix of Europe, in Valencia. A weekend that started very busy and that can end in a heartbreaking way, since much more than 25 points is at stake. The title chances are beginning to fade for some drivers, and there will be definitions tomorrow.
Weather conditions were key throughout the weekend. On Friday it was the rain that set the pulse, while on Saturday the track behaved in a very changeable way. Valentino rossi got back on the Yamaha this morning, although during qualifying you could see the lack of rhythm after three races absent in the category. The Italian will start 17th, at the bottom of the grid.
The news did not stop during the course of the tests. Friday began with the news that Yamaha was sanctioned with the deduction of points from the constructors’ championship, due to irregularities with the engines of the first tests of the year. For its part, Maverick Viñales He seems to lose his chances in the championship as he opened his sixth engine of the five allowed and will start from the pit lane.
After the Teruel Grand Prix, in Aragon, Joan Mir strengthened the leadership in the championship. The Spanish has 137 points. For its part, Fabio Quartararo It reached 123 units, and is already 14 from Mir. In third place, Maverick Viñales with 118, will start last and begins to say goodbye. Franco Morbidelli 25 behind the leader, he closes the top four of the classification.
Starting at 08:00 AM in Buenos Aires, Santiago de Chile, Asunción and Montevideo, the Motorcycling World Championship races will begin in Valencia. At 07:00 AM they will be in Caracas and La Paz. As for Bogotá, Quito and Lima at 06:00 AM. Mexico City at 05:00 AM. The transmission will be through ESPN and the MotoGP premium streaming service.