The re­turn of Spain’s rul­ing class

Some rid­ers im­me­di­ately in­gra­ti­ate them­selves into your af­fec­tions, while oth­ers just grate. For me, Jorge Lorenzo has al­ways been the lat­ter. De­spite the un­fal­ter­ing re­spect I feel for his abil­i­ties, hard-fought ti­tles, and un­de­ni­able all-round rid­ing go

Motorcycle News (UK) - - This Week - RICHARD NEW­LAND, Deputy Editor

By the time he rolled into parc ferme, I was beam­ing nearly as much as he was.

Most in­ter­est­ingly though, the change is in­side Jorge’s brain, not the bike’s. Just like Rossi has done in the past, he has sat back and come to the only con­clu­sion he could: the bike isn’t go­ing to be what I want – so I have to be what the bike wants. And that’s the mark of an ex­tra­or­di­nary rider.

Dani’s back; Marc’s play­ing the dangerously ef­fec­tive longgame; and now Jorge’s joined the party. This is shap­ing up to be one hell of a sea­son.

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