Saturday, 5 June 2010

shoulder injury

MotoGP doctor Claudio Costa, said that Valentino Rossi's shoulder injury turns out worse than expected by the public. Somewhat shifted his shoulder blades.

"The condition of his shoulder was more serious than people expected," said Costa told the magazine Motosprint, Thursday (06/03/2010).

"First, her shoulder almost shifted due to accidents, and this is what makes the situation so unstable."

"He has inflammation bursas, known as periarthritis. This is a very important muscle for tendinitis biceps. In addition, damaged cartilage in the shoulder area. This is a temporary disability," he explained.

Rossi shoulder injury during practice motokros accident last April. According to Costa, since then "The Doctor" is always racing with pain.

"When he returned from Le Mans, Valentino told me that her condition was not convinced. He wants to further analysis of the shoulder," said Costa.

"We did a magnetic resonance to show condition. After that, we made a plan. Valentino wanted to hold the race at Mugello in the best condition."

"Valentino is not the type to make excuses, but he did suffer. I praised him because he has high morale, and remain calm," said Costa.

According to Jeremy Burgess as the Yamaha team leaders, injury makes Rossi's performance slightly down in the last race so he could be crucified by the Fiat Yamaha teammate, Jorge Lorenzo.

Sunday, 28 February 2010

Jorge Lorenzo

Born May 4, 1987 in Palma de Mallorca, Balearic Islands, Spain, is a professional motorcycle road racer. He was the 2006 and 2007 250cc World Champion.
Lorenzo made his championship debut on his fifteenth birthday, on the second qualifying day for the 2002 125cc Spanish Grand Prix - having to miss Friday practice as he was not old enough to race. Lorenzo dominated the 2007 250cc World Championship.[2] His nine pole positions led to nine victories in 2007, and all his 2006 poles bar Motegi led to victories in 2006.

Jorge's victory at Misano in 2007 was his 16th in the 250cc class, making him the most successful Spanish rider of all time in the 250cc GP class -- with one more victory than Dani Pedrosa and Sito Pons.

Lorenzo made a great start to his MotoGP career, after qualifying on pole for the Qatar night race on March 8 and placing 2nd. He followed this up with pole at the second round in Jerez, Spain and 3rd Position, and pole in round 3 at Estoril, Portugal. He converted this pole into a victory, his maiden win in the Premier Class. In doing so, he became the youngest rider in MotoGP to finish on the podium in his first three races,[6] taking the record from compatriot (and bitter rival)[7] Dani Pedrosa by a single day.

By this stage of the Championship, Lorenzo was in joint first place with Pedrosa, but on May 1, 2008 Lorenzo was thrown from his bike during practice for the MotoGP Grand Prix of China. Lorenzo suffered a chipped bone and snapped ligament in his left ankle, and a fractured bone in his right.[8] He was still able to finish the race in 4th place. Two weeks later at Le Mans, Lorenzo suffered two accidents in the practice sessions but managed to post a 2nd place result.[9] In the following race in Italy he crashed during the race after qualifying seventh on the grid,[10] The next week at Catalunya he experienced his fifth crash in four meetings, the practice session accident forcing him to miss the race.

At both Donington Park and Assen he was observed to be riding more conservatively after a series of injuries, but moved up the order in the later part of the race to finish 6th in each case. He has commented that he is stronger in the latter parts of races, preferring the bike when it is low on fuel. In the next meeting at Sachsenring, however, Lorenzo crashed out of the race during very wet conditions.[11] Lorenzo suffered yet more injuries to his feet at the USGP at Laguna Seca on July 20, when he experienced his seventh crash in only three months. During the first lap a spectacular highside left Lorenzo with a sore right foot (or ankle) and three broken bones in his left foot, specifically the third, fourth and fifth metatarsals. At Misano Lorenzo clinched 2nd place. Indianapolis saw him on the podium again this time in third position. He eventually finished the season in 4th position.
in 2009 Lorenzo stayed with Yamaha. His season started strongly, with two wins out of four races: in Japan and France. Two crashes later in the season, during rain hit British Grand Prix and at Brno have hampered his title bid, as he laid 50 points behind championship leader Valentino Rossi prompting Lorenzo to claim his chances of winning the title have gone.[12] He won at Indianapolis, while both Rossi and Pedrosa crashed, reducing Lorenzo's gap to Rossi to 25 points.

Friday, 22 January 2010

remain with Yamaha until 2010

The multiple MotoGP champion Valentino Rossi will remain with Yamaha until 2010, the team announced at Laguna Seca this weekend.

The 29-year-old Italian, who joined Yamaha in 2004, has won two of his seven world championships with the Japanese factory team. "After so many years spent in racing, fortunately with so many victories, I needed a special motivation to take the decision to sign for two more years," said Rossi. "The best place to find this motivation is Yamaha. I had other opportunities but due to Yamaha's efforts to give me the best bike in the best environment, I have decided to stay with Yamaha for two more years."

Yamaha confirmed that Rossi, who is currently leading the drivers' title race, will continue to be partnered by Jorge Lorenzo next season. Lin Jarvis, Yamaha motor racing managing director, added: "Valentino is an icon in this sport and he is on top form right now as he challenges to win his eighth world championship and his third title together with Yamaha.

"This signing confirms Yamaha's four-rider line-up for 2009 so now we can concentrate our full efforts on bike development and team organization to make sure that we are in the best possible shape for next year."