Nine months since he suffered the arm break which would rule him out of the 2020 season, six-time MotoGP world champion Marquez made his return to action at Portimao this weekend. After qualifying sixth Marquez ran as high as third on the opening lap, before eventually being shuffled back to ninth as he tried to settle back into a rhythm. With several falls ahead, Marquez took the chequered flag 13 seconds behind race winner Fabio Quartararo to complete his comeback ride in seventh. Marquez labelled his Portimao race as the “biggest step in my recovery” and couldn’t contain his emotions when he returned to his team after the grand prix. “Of course, emotions is the correct word,” he said when asked by Motorsport.com if he ever thought today was possible. “I’m a person who likes to keep the emotions inside, but when I arrived in the box with all my mechanics I just exploded and I couldn’t control the emotions. “[It] has been a very long time that I’ve been … [Read more...] about Marquez “exploded” with emotion after “dream” comeback
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Quartararo repeated his Doha race-winning route to victory at the Algarve, recovering from sixth at the end of the first lap to lead early on and go on to dominate to take a 15-point lead in the championship. Johann Zacro powered his Pramac Ducati into the lead at the start as poleman Quartararo dropped to sixth, while Marquez leaped up to third. Marquez was demoted from third by the reigning world champion Joan Mir, the Suzuki rider putting on an aggressive move on the Honda at the Portimao right-hander. The pair came to blows again at Turn 3 on the following lap when Marquez touched the rear of Mir’s Suzuki and was lucky to stay mounted, with Quartararo capitalising to move back ahead to fourth. I n the lead battle Zarco held firm, but was coming under intense pressure from the Suzuki of Rins, who made a pass stick at Turn 13 on lap four – though Zarco eased back ahead on the main straight moments later. Rins made another play for the lead at … [Read more...] about Portuguese MotoGP: Quartararo eases to win, Marquez seventh
Quartararo stormed to his second-successive race win in 2021 by 4.8 seconds at the Algarve International Circuit to open up a 15-point lead in the championship after three rounds. Quartararo made a similarly strong start to his 2020 campaign, but was a lowly 14th at the Algarve track last season after the Portuguese venue proved to be one of Yamaha's weakest. Admitting pre-season he was wary about the low-grip Algarve track causing the Yamaha to suffer its usual issues in those conditions, Quartararo was strong across the entire Portimao weekend. "Yes, I feel honestly like [I did in] 2019," Quartararo said. "The bike is working so well and I have the same [bike as Qatar]. "We didn't touch the bike. We arrived here, it's exactly the same bike as Qatar, [only] changing a few things. But we never asked ourselves 'should we try this'. And 2019 was like this and you can see the difference between Qatar and here, it's totally different tracks. "So that means the bike is … [Read more...] about Quartararo ‘feels like 2019’ after Portimao MotoGP win
The reigning world champion made slight contact with the returning Marquez at the Turn 11 Portimao right-hander on the opening lap of Sunday’s race as he made a move for third. The pair came to blows again a lap later at Turn 3 when Marquez clipped the rear of Mir, though both stayed mounted. This came a day after Mir was left unhappy by what he felt was “dangerous” tactics from the Honda rider in qualifying, marking the first bit of controversy between the reigning champion and the rider he dethroned. Mir, who went on to finish third, says he has to be “aggressive” starting so far back “if we want to fight for the championship”. Asked by Motorsport.com if the hard pass was a little bit of payback after qualifying, Mir said: “In the first lap it’s true we had the moment there [at Turn 11]. “I wanted to overtake and then he closed the line and then it was too late for me. Then we both touched. “It’s true that I felt a hit in the next lap and I didn’t know … [Read more...] about Mir forced into hard Marquez Portugal MotoGP overtake
Home Four wheelers oi-Promeet Ghosh By Promeet Ghosh Published: Monday, April 19, 2021, 19:28 [IST] Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, once again, there has been a lockdown that has been imposed across the country, especially in some major states. Manufacturers are working on limited staffs following the government's given rules and regulations. Earlier this month, there were rumours that Tata Motors had halted the production of certain models in the passenger vehicle segment. However, the company has released an official statement today clarifying that the company is running its production operations at the Pune plant with a limited workforce, in line with the current COVID-19 norms, in Maharashtra. This is the official statement from the company, "Tata Motors is running operations at its Pune plant in strict compliance with the guidelines mentioned in the 'Break the Chain' order of the Maharashtra government. A limited … [Read more...] about Tata Motors Running Operations In Pune Plant With Limited Staff: Details & More!