Decline And Fall: Explaining Valentino Rossi's Final Year In MotoGP

Though there will still be two more races for Valentino Rossi after Emilia-Romagna round of MotoGP, Rossi's second home race feels like the grand finale to his career. Misano is just a few kilometers from Tavullia, where he grew up, and where he lives and trains. And it is a track where he has seen some success in recent years, winning races and finishing on the podium.

After Misano, we head to Portimão, which has only been on the calendar since last year, and to Valencia, historically one of Rossi's worst tracks, with mostly unhappy memories. So if there is to be a grand farewell for the most significant figure in motorcycle racing, and arguably, in all of motorsports, it is more likely to come at Misano, with Portimão and Valencia served up as an encore.

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Energica To Stop As MotoE Bike Supplier At End Of 2022 - Big Changes On The Horizon

Energica is to withdraw as official manufacturer motorcycles for the MotoE class at the end of the 2022 season. After four years, MotoE will see something other than the Energica Ego Corsa machine being raced.

The MotoE class has been a qualified success since the class started back in 2019. It got off to a troubled start - a fire at the final test of 2019 at Jerez saw the entire fleet of Energica machines destroyed, causing the start of the inaugural season to be delayed until early July, to give Energica enough time to build replacement machines.

There were concerns about how the class would be received by fans, the motorcycle industry being notoriously conservative. But after some mild initial skepticism, the series has been embraced, the short (7-10 lap) races producing exciting and intense battles. The 2021 season finale at Misano 1 generated the controversy and excitement needed to raise the profile of the series, with Jordi Torres taking the title after a last-lap clash with Dominique Aegerter, the Swiss rider making a final desperate lunge into the hairpin at the end of the back straight and taking both riders down.

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2021 San Juan Villicum World Superbike Race One Result: Exciting, But Not Really Exciting

Twenty one laps around San Juan Villicum for the latest chapter of the Jonathan Rea v Toprak Razgatlioglu battle and Rea is the only rider on the grid to use the harder tyre. With one hundred and twenty four points remaining, Razgatlioglu leads by twenty four points as they line up on the grid. 

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2021 San Juan Villicum World Supersport Race One Result: Maybe, Maybe, Maybe

World Supersport has four races left, with 100 points up for grabs. Dominique Aegerter leads Steven Odendaal by fifty four points with Manuel Gonzales a further fifty one points behind. The World Champion will be either Aegerter or Odendaal, and if Aegerter beats Odendaal by over twenty one points this race, he will take the title, although the chances of this happening are very low. Nineteen laps of San Juan Villicum will determine the winner.

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2021 San Juan Villicum World Superbike Superpole Result: Watch Out For Yellow Flags

World Superbike qualifying was fifteen minutes to determine the grid positions for today's race. After setting a lap record this morning, Toprak Razgatlioglu went in as the favourite for pole position. Eugene Laverty sat in for Tom Sykes on the BMW. 

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2021 San Juan Villicum World Superbike FP3 Result: Razgatlioglu Sets Lap Record

Toprak Razgatlioglu ended free practice over four tenths of a second ahead of everyone else, with the top ten all improving on their times from yesterday. Scott Redding was second quickest with Jonathan Rea and Garrett Gerloff setting identical times behind him. Razgatlioglu's best lap was a new lap record.

Results:

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