After a breathtaking 2016 MotoGP season, we had been eagerly waiting to see what the new season holds for MotoGP fans. With Three Pre-Season tests of Valencia, Sepang and Phillip Island already done and dusted, the season is looking towards its last pre-season three day test a Qatar form March 10 onwards. This means that it is high time we talk about the MotoGP riders and the Teams we reckon will be the ones to look out for in the 2017 MotoGP season.
Riders to look out for in (link removed) Season
It is absolutely clear from the pre-season testing that the new Yamaha rider, maverick Vinales is going to be the man to beat this year at MotoGP. The way Maverick has taken up to the YZF-M1 has been a revelation. Everyone knew of the level of his talent and his stint at Suzuki showed he was more than capable, but it is his sheer pace in the pre-season that should have sent shivers down the paddock. So much has been talk around Vinales in 2017 that he is on top of everyone’s list of probable champion this year. Watch out world, Top Gun has arrived!
The reigning world champion Marc Marquez with his inhuman riding talent took his treacherous Honda RC213-V to the Championship. But, this doesn’t mean that he is going to have it any easy this year. On one side, the tests have shown that the new Honda engine is still hard to deal with and on the other hand, Marques has to deal with addition of the Vinales factor for 2017. However, this is Marc Marquez we are talking about, and when the lights go off at Losail this 26th March, he can just prove every doubt lingering on his 2017 Championship disappear.
Lorenzo has made a calculated jump t o Ducati for 2017 season. However, it is also an extremely risky move as the Ducati is known to be in-decipherable for anyone who is not called Casey Stoner historically. And then counting how the three pre-season tests have gone so far for the Spaniard, it is for sure going to be a tough season for three time MotoGP world champion. Still, no one has a will as steely as Jorge in the paddock and he has a well of incomparable talent as well, we reckon, Jorge is going to be the most interesting rider for the 2017 season.
Read the full 2017 MotoGP Season Guide