Marquez won’t have it easy in Motogp 2017
Marverick on the Yam, Lorenzo on the Ducati. Bring it on!
The Motogp season just gone was exciting enough but that Valencia test suggests we are in for something very special when the 2017 championship comes around. Maverick Viñales proved a force to be reckoned with on the Suzuki this year, but who could have predicted he’d be topping the timesheets on his first outing on the Yamaha M1? All hail the new alien! Let’s hope Rossi doesn’t get the hump with his upstart team-mate and call for a new wall across the Yamaha garage. And as for Lorenzo, he might have been steady on the first few laps but he was flying by the end of the day one and it’s going to be amazing to see what he can do with the Ducati under the floodlights at Qatar next year. Dan Sharp, email
Maverick by name, maverick by nature. Viñales will shake up next season