Thursday, May 18, 2017
This weekend we have an appointment with the fifth race of the championship in the circuit of Le Mans.
After the first 4 races, and with the young revelation Maverick Viñales, the top of the table is truly adjusted since between the first and the fourth they are separated by 10 points. To find the first positions so disputed we have to go to 2009, where at this point the difference between the first and fourth ranked was only 9 points. So everything indicates that we are going to witness one of the most exciting and disputed world championships of recent years, a real treat for all motorcycle fans.
This is surely the last opportunity Rossi has to win his longed tenth title before retiring definitively. However, it seems that this year is going to be one of the most complicated since, it has been more competitors than ever before. Maverick Viñales, in his first season at Yamaha, will seek to surprise and try to fulfill his dream of winning a World Cup. Marc Márquez meanwhile, will try to defend the title that so much effort and sweat cost him and Dani Pedrosa will continue in his particular fight to get once and for all his first title. As for Jorge Lorenzo, it seems that his first year in Ducati is not going as expected, however Le Mans may be a perfect opportunity to re-encounter with the triumph since if there is a driver who knows this circuit well this is Jorge Lorenzo, and so guarantee their 5 victories, being the runner who has won more times in France. Even so, his challenge will be to completely dominate the Ducati, very different from the Yamaha he has always driven.
Le Mans is characterized by being one of the most intense circuits and more demanding for the pilots and where the curves lurk without ceasing, proof of this it is the more than 30 changes of march that the pilots arrive to realize in a single return. The most pronounced curve may be the Chapelle, an impressive fast turn to the right after the finish line in which the skill of the best runners on the planet is put to the test. With a total of 9 right-hand and 5 left-handcurves, it is necessary to consider the possible temperature fluctuations of the tires, a factor that ends up hurting more than one along the 28 laps of the race.
All this and much more will give us this exciting French Grand Prix, where it will be interesting to see which ones pilots finally manage to climb to the 3 drawers of the podium.
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