It has been a few years since the fans got to see the best of Valentino Rossi, but since making the return to Yamaha, the Italian has been at his best. He made a great start to the new season by managing to finish in the second place at the opening Bahrain Grand Prix. Even though current world champion Jorge Lorenzo managed to secure victory in style, all the focus was on the Italian Rossi. He is once again back to winning ways and it has made all the Moto GP fans jubilant. Rossi endured two terrible years with the Italian team Ducati.
He made a return to Yamaha, where he enjoyed the best spell of this motorbike racing career, in the summer. The 34-year-old showed that he has lost none of his skills that have made him one of the best in the world by managing to fight back from the fifth position to finish the race in the second place. Rossi said after the race that he cannot aim for a better place than second because Jorge Lorenzo rode an absolutely perfect race. Marc Marquez, who was making his debut in the Honda, finished in the third place just behind Rossi. The 34-year-old Italian has said that he can hope to challenge for the title this season.
“It was great fun. Second place is the best I could do as Jorge was perfect. But it could have been a lot easier if I hadn’t made a mistake at the start. But I wanted a podium really badly so I try, try, try! This has been my target since last November when I returned to Yamaha and I think we can all enjoy this season,” said Rossi after the Bahrain Grand Prix. Dani Pedrosa finished in the fourth position for Honda.