Despite Movistar Yamaha MotoGP’s Valentino Rossi failed efforts to keep the World Championship open at the Motul Grand Prix of Japan, ROSSI and Back to back MotoGP Race winner JORGE Lorenzo has congratulated Marc Marquez on successfully retaining the MotoGP World Championship Title.
In a post race interview with MotoGP, Rossi reflected on the Race; “It’s not for the World Championship, but for second place the battle will be very high level. Me, Dani and Jorge are all very strong and our teams are all working at the top. Jorge is in great shape and I’m very worried about him! Our target is to win again. I think that Marc deserves the championship; he won a lot of races and in a lot of conditions. He doesn’t make mistakes and he improved his level so congratulations to Marc,” he finished.
Lorenzo added, “I’m really happy to get the second victory in a row. The circumstances helped us in Aragon, I didn’t think we could win there. Here I knew we had a good pace and I want to thank Yamaha. The bike is very competitive now. Valentino and Marc were very fast in the last few laps and I got a bit nervous. Luckily our gap was enough to win the race. Now the fight is for second place. I think we are so close amongst us three so it will be a very close and interesting fight for second. Marc is the champion, he has been the best all season and he deserves it.”