Yamaha MotoGP teammates Valentino Rossi and Jorge Lorenzo have reignited their spat following a battle during Sunday’s San Marino Grand Prix at Misano.
Rossi and Lorenzo have been fierce rivals for much of their time together in MotoGP, having spent two separate stints as Yamaha teammates.
The pair are both in contention for this year’s MotoGP riders’ title along with Honda’s Marc Marquez, and took their battle on-track at Misano on Sunday.
Lorenzo took pole and retained the lead at the start, only for Rossi to dive past him on the second lap with a bold overtake that forced the Spanish rider out wide.
Dani Pedrosa ultimately battled his way through to claim the race win for Honda, leaving Rossi to finish second ahead of Lorenzo in third.
In the post-race press conference, both riders were asked about their battle, leading to bickering between the two – Pedrosa sitting in the middle all the while.
Rossi and Lorenzo’s second stint as teammates will come to an end following the 2016 season, with Lorenzo signed up at Ducati from 2017.
GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Two-time defending NHRA Top Fuel champion Steve Torrence took the points lead Sunday in the AMALIE Motor Oil Gatornationals, beating his father, Billy, in the final round at Gainesville Raceway.
Torrence had a 3.809-second run at 322.11 mph to win for the third time this year and 39th overall. He is now on track for another championship despite missing the season opener.
“We’ve got some good momentum and to be in the points lead, it’s a testament to how hard these guys work,” Steve Torrence said after the NHRA Gainesville victory. “We’ve just got to stay focused and concentrate on what the task at hand is, and that’s trying to win a championship. These guys give me an unbelievable race car and you just try not to screw it up.”
Ron Capps won in Funny Car, Alex Laughlin in Pro Stock and Matt Smith in Pro Stock Motorcycle.
Capps raced to his second win this year and 66th overall, beating Tim Wilkerson with a 3.937 at 323.12 in a Dodge Charger SRT Hellcat.
Laughlin topped Aaron Stanfield with a 7.068 at 204.76 in a Chevrolet Camaro for his first win this season and fourth in his career. Smith rode to his first victory in 2020 and 25th overall, topping Andrew Hines with a 6.843 at 196.99 on an EBR.