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This weekend begins to roll in Qatar 2010 MotoGP World Championship, in which five Spanish riders overlook the grill in the premier class MotoGP. We talked with them, the candidates Jorge Lorenzo and Dani Pedrosa and rookie Alvaro Bautista, Hector Barbera and Aleix Espargaro. With 7 degrees in the pocket, Valentino Rossi was presented as the favorite to add a new twisted in MotoGP. Riding a Yamaha, has proven to be the fastest throughout the preseason.
However, the opposition will have recovered from a Casey Stoner, who has already won the title in 2007, Nicky Hayden, champion in 2006, the two riders from Honda, Dani Pedrosa and Andrea Dovizioso, and his ‘partner’ of team Yamaha, Jorge Lorenzo, whose motocross accident in early February has reduced their physical and broke his right hand facing the start of the championship. Jorge (twice champion 250 cc) and Dani (with a title in 125 cc and two in the quarter-liter) aspire to become the second Spanish rider to reign in the top-Alex Criville did it in 1999 (then 500 cc) – but not the only Spanish in the category. Alvaro Bautista will also (125 cc champion in 2006), Hector Barbera and Aleix Espargaro, who have made the leap this year’s premier class.
Why did you decide to stay at Yamaha? For two reasons: respect for all who bet on me when I was in 250 cc, and because I believe that this bike can reach the top.
As seen in preseason, what is the best bike of 2010? The Yamaha. Valentino has been the fastest, so I am confident that our M1 as the best bike.
How have your right hand? I hope to be ahead in the first test, but an injury you never know. I missed several days of training.
Is Lorenzo the only driver to scare Rossi? do not know. MotoGP has a very high level, and this year even more. They arrived several world champions in other categories and must be taken into account.
Are you the favorite to win your first MotoGP world? ‘ll try, but if not this year, will be the next or the other. The important thing is to improve year after year. That’s my challenge.
Who are postulated as your main rivals? Valentino is the favorite, is the champion. Stoner is very strong then. Next came Danny and Dovizioso, and do not forget to Ben Spies, who may be the revelation.
What can the other four Spanish in this category? Pedrosa may be fighting for the title. The others are rookies. Is unknown. The first year is never easy.
Are you the favorite to win your first MotoGP world? Our goal is clear: to fight for the title until the end. From year to year, changing the bikes, riders may also change, and you can not focus on one or the other just because you think it’s more dangerous.
Who will emerge as your main rivals? I think it will be Stoner, Rossi and Lorenzo, but we can not mislead the rookies. I respect them all. Any new driver may give more of a surprise … Ben Spies seems he is doing well with Yamaha.
Why a driver like you, you were the most points won on his debut in MotoGP, has not won the World Cup? could not give a single reason. I guess there’s been a bit of everything. Technically we could not keep up with our rivals and personally I have never had a full season, consistent, error or injury. I’ve done good races, but with ups and downs, and have not completed a full World one hundred percent.
You always said if you had to choose a new partner, would you stay with Rossi. Why? is the pilot of the more can be learned. He is experienced and knows best handled in all situations. It is clear that having him partner is also a challenge because their level or you or your shadow, but also try to overcome a major challenge.
It was speculated by the arrival of Lorenzo Honda. Would it have been advantageous for the top two Spanish pilots would fight from the same team against Rossi, Stoner and company? I do not see it. Two pilots from the same team do not fight against each other. Here we all want to win races, share or team. May have served to create a bit of curiosity among the media or the fans, but nothing more. When the truth, all self-run driver. Alvaro Bautista
What do you take to be world champion last year in 250 cc? A little bit of luck I would not have been wrong. In the absence of 4 races, the bike broke and I lost a lot of options.
What do you expect from your debut in MotoGP? Everything is new: bike, equipment, reference, category … My goal now is to find comfortable driving. I have to get to get all of me and the bike, but I’d like to fight for the podium in any race.
Can you be a world champion the first year? I see very difficult to fight for the championship, but of course do not take it as impossible.
Is there a driver to scare Rossi? No one is invincible and he knows it. But it is very hard to beat.
What can the other four Spanish in this category? Pedrosa and Lorenzo must fight for the championship. Espargaró did last year and a career, so you have some experience, like Barbera.
Why have you made the leap to the engine queen? I was running in Moto2. He had offers for MotoGP and I did not think.
What do you expect from your debut in MotoGP? Go learn and gradually be placed in the positions we expect. Be regular and consistent. I wish I could fight for wins and podiums, but I think the logical thing is to fight with the other rookies.
What differences have you noticed between the motorcycle 250 and MotoGP? Change everything: speed, weight, braking, acceleration, cornering, etc..
Why I joined the Aspar team, with other offers? We were in talks with other teams, but one day I got a call from Jorge (Aspar) and did not hesitate an instant. I am confident your project and your team. Aleix Espargaro
To be without last season’s team to run in 250 cc, have passed to make the jump to MotoGP in 2010. What has changed? The departure of Dani Amatriaín Aprilia made to discontinue the team and that both Alex Debon as I tarry no bike. I set out to test the Moto2 was going to release this year. I had the opportunity to run two tests in 250 cc and MotoGP testing.
What goal have you set for this season? be the best rookie, but I have it difficult with the arrival of American rider Ben Spies.
Do you think winning races this year? That seems unreal.
Rossi Will he win an eighth title? For me, the favorite is Casey Stoner. Not because I’m also Ducati, but because he has been champion and last year in the last few races, he proved it.
Will he win some Spanish in the premier class? The two alternatives are clearer Jorge Lorenzo and Dani Pedrosa. This year could be one of the two.
Jorge Lorenzo finished the season winning the Cheste circuit. With this ninth win of the season gets the highest score in a MotoGP championship in a year. Lorenzo almost fell to the ground in the early stages of the race but was able to recover and fight for victory with Casey Stoner that finally gave the Spanish rider unable to fight him. Stoner finished second and Valentino Rossi Yamaha farewell to a podium, this time in third. The next-mate Jorge Lorenzo, Ben Spies, finished the race in fourth place. Others finished in seventh Spanish Dani Pedrosa is still injured shoulder and has finished as runner-up this season after getting four wins. Finished eighth driver Dos Aguas Hector Barbera, Alvaro Bautista ninth to close a good season in his debut with two fifth place as best result, eleventh Aleix Espargaro to drop to fifteenth Moto2 and Carlos Checa who has scored in his return to the top .
Jorge Lorenzo (SPA) Fiat Yamaha Team
Casey Stoner (AUS) Ducati Team in 4576
Valentino Rossi (ITA) Fiat Yamaha Team in 8998
Ben Spies (USA) Monster Yamaha Tech 3 to 17,643
Dovozioso Andrea (ITA) Repsol Honda Team to 19,160
Marco Simoncelli (ITA) San Carlo Honda Gresini at 20,674
Dani Pedrosa (SPA) Repsol Honda Team to 26,797
Hector Barbera (SPA) to 29,288 Aspar Yellow Pages
Alvaro Bautista (SPA) Rizla Suzuki MotoGP 29,451
Randy De Puniet (FRA) LCR Honda MotoGP 29,860
Aleix Espargaro (SPA) Pramac Racing Team to 31,761
Colin Edwards (USA) Monster Yamaha Tech 3 to 33,604
Marco Melandri (ITA) San Carlo Honda Gresini at 36,622
Loris Capirossi (ITA) Rizla Suzuki MotoGP 38,968
Carlos Checa (SPA) Pramac Racing Team to 56,169
Jorge Lorenzo on track to win the MotoGP World Championship. Has won six races and is released for the title. However, there are voices critical of the work of the Spaniard, who misrepresent their success and building on their argument in the absence of Valentino Rossi in four races.
Now, Rossi wanted to step out of those who devalue more than likely win the championship Jorgre Lorenzo. Although the Italian was not present in four races through injury, Rossi believes that things have not changed anything.
Speaking to reproduce the daily As, the Italian said: “It’s hard to say what had happened to me on the track throughout the year, but you can not reproach a driver who has won six races, was second in the other and has never failed. ”
So, The Doctor believes that “at this time, Lorenzo is deserving the title in style. Conmigo ramp would have found it more difficult psychologically, because it has been many races without any nag him, but he deserves the title one hundred percent. “
They are real setbacks those that Jorge Lorenzo and Casey Stoner have trimmed the rest of the opponents. If the Spaniard was the last deadly attack on the pole, marking an impressive 1’20 “978, while Australia’s best surprises in the passage, as well as a great time, even Por Fuera thought he could bring it down.
More precisely, Casey came off of 191 milliseconds, and is also the first driver to travel to 1’21 “. Joining the two missiles in the first row, there’s Andrea Dovizioso, who with a good performance in the area Cesarini crosses his team-mate Dani Pedrosa, who leads the second row alongside Ben Spies and Valentino Rossi.
Nicky Hayden and Colin Edwards will continue as unpaired in practice, in seventh and eighth place, only to find Simoncelli and Barbera, which conclude the top10 of the grid. Mika Kallio on the final fall, which digests the pain of separated Corkscrew. Roger Lee Hayden long ago but some unplanned.