Ricky Carmichael, Jeff Emig and Ralph Sheheen break down Ryan Villopoto’s victory at Chase Field in Phoenix, Ariz. and look at how Ryan Dungey’s riding style impacted his chances at a win.
As January draws to a close, so too will the MotoGP testing ban which will almost immediately signal the start of pre-season running in Malaysia and a critical period for teams and riders on the buildup to the new campaign.
There has been no MotoGP track action since the first official preseason test for 2014 which immediately followed the final race of 2013 at Valencia’s Ricardo Tormo circuit. Since then, the community has had some time to rest while developments continued behind the scenes across the months of December and January in which the official testing ban is in place.
Rumors Ferrari is already testing its all-new turbo V6 engine have only gained in strength in the last days and weeks.
Citing video evidence, we reported last month that a LaFerrari supercar had lapped the Maranello marque’s private Fiorano circuit amid the distinct tones of a turbo engine.
Germany’s Auto Motor und Sport now has more details.
Ryan Villopoto has won plenty of races in his storied career – including three championships – but he had never won a race at Chase Field in Phoenix, Ariz.
The Kawasaki ace changed that Saturday by winning the 20-lap feature in front of a near sellout crowd of 49,834.
Villopoto overcame a slow start – which had him buried as far back as ninth – to lead the final seven laps en route to his 35th career Monster Energy Supercross victory.