The recipient of the trophy - Lorenzo - is a patient at the pediatric oncology ward at the hospital. He was presented with his souvenir by the head of Rossi’s official fan club, Flavio Fratesi, who had promised Lorenzo ahead of the race that if Valentino won, the cup would be his.
What is most striking in this list it's that only VR, and Phil Read I believe, won AND were competitive at that age to the level of the title pursuit when they won ... for the others it was more of a great, but random, achievement.
Just to have a look at statistic data from a different point of view.
Just curious if anyone else has been watching this series on MotoGP.com? I've been loving it, very well done and gives a lot of behind the scenes insight into the inner-workings of Petronas SIC Racing Team.
No more Yamaha Rossi. He doesn't even have marketing value anymore.
In 2021 and 2022, Quartararo will partner Maverick Viñales, whose two-year contract extension with the Yamaha Factory Racing MotoGP Team was announced yesterday.