Lorenzo’s Trophy…

A master class by Lorenzo sees Rossi’s lead cut to a slender 14 points and in a fitting presentation, #99 Lorenzo won the trophy he was asked to help design by sponsors Movistar Yamaha, who not only sponsor the team but the event at Aragon as well. Pretty sure that one will get pride of place in the well-stocked trophy cabinet. With Marquez crashing out, it’s down to the teammates in the Movistar Yamaha garage now but who will take the trophy that matters most?

Dani Pedrosa and Rossi had one of the most epic battles of the season, as Rossi tried every trick in his vast catalogue to pass the Repsol Honda rider but the rejuvenated Pedrosa was having none of it, heading Rossi by a nose at the line, depriving the Italian of another five points in the championship. With another sold-out crowd, DORNA must be hoping the battle between the Movistar Yamaha duo goes down to the wire, which is looking like the way the next four rounds will go. Marc Marquez is now long odds, with 100 points left on offer, he is 79 behind Rossi in what has so far been a challenging season for the current champion.

In Moto2, Rabat has returned to his winning ways but only disaster can stop the consistent Johann Zarco from clinching the crown. Behind Rabat, and still close enough to challenge, is Alex Rins, who is ruing the previous round for several reasons… Behind Rins by 40 is Sam Lowes, who returned to the podium in third, five seconds adrift of the battle for the win.

Moto3 has seen Danny Kent go from a shoe-in to a little more open. Kent still has a 55-point buffer, but that’s half what it was a few short weeks ago. Crashing out at Aragon, the British rider is expected to play for position in the remaining rounds as he appears to be a little unsettled in the back end of the season.