As the summer wears on, this weekend saw round 11 of the 2015 MotoGP series. It’s been a close-run contest so far, and the Czech Grand Prix at the Automotodrom Brno saw the contest reach new levels of intensity.
Valentino Rossi took an early lead in the contest, roaring into first place in round one and staying there ever since, and he’s spent the rest of the season so far seeing off challenges from all corners. The gap between the Italian racer and his Yamaha Movistar teammate Jorge Lorenzo has fluctuated throughout the rounds but, at Brno, Lorenzo managed to close the gap.
Reigning champion Marc Marquez is determined not to go down without a fight, though – the Respol Honda hopeful clashed fiercely with Lorenzo as they tore away from the pack, but the Yamaha rider built up an impressive four second lead.
Back among the rest of the pack, Rossi fought hard to pass Smith and Dovizioso to claim third and hold onto his spot at the top of the leaderboard. But with Lorenzo tied for first on 211 points apiece, it could be anyone’s game from here on out – although the bosses at Yamaha will be smiling either way!
Elsewhere, Marc Marquez continues to claw back some points after a disappointing start to the season, but at 52 behind, he has some work to do.
|17||Loris BAZ||Yamaha Forward||FRA||15|
|24||Mike DI MEGLIO||Ducati||FRA||2|
|25||Alex DE ANGELIS||ART||RSM||1|
The season’s back on British soil in two weeks’ time, taking on the legendary Silverstone circuit. Will you be there?