In “MotoGP & eSport”, the official Yamaha MotoGP eSport Trastevere73 rider reveals his secrets and the peculiarities of the track that the world championship will have to face in the upcoming weekend. Let’s start with the Portuguese track
March 22, 2023
We are getting ever closer to the Portuguese Grand Prix where the MotoGP riders will race at the Portimao circuit on 26 March, a track where it feels like a roller coaster with many corners that tend to go backwards, braking downhill and ups and downs that make wheelies almost inevitable.
Ma what is the secret to going fast in Portimao? Surprisingly, the key is walk piano. This doesn’t mean strolling the trail, but don’t force the brakes too much and tackle them in the most delicate and accurate way possiblealways detaching at the precise point.
The Portimao track is in fact very demanding and does not forgive mistakesso the goal, to be as efficient as possible, is to sacrifice a little corner entry and always close the trajectory at the curbin order to be able to open the throttle as soon as possible.
Running here is like a dance and, as such, requires delicacy, timing, rhythm, precision and cleanlinessalways giving your name to the track: wheelies, as we have said, are inevitable and it is not easy to always maintain control of the bike, in fact the physical effort is really high.
In particular Turn 13 is one of the most difficult where braking is very easy to make mistakes, so it is forbidden to force! In summary, the secret to going fast in Portimao seems to be delicacy and precision, focusing as much as possible on the fluidity of the ride. Every driver must find the right balance to be able to tackle the track and obviously those who already possess these qualities will certainly have an advantage in interpreting it.
Who is trastevere73
Lorenzo Daretti is a professional MotoGP eSport riderthe competitive version of the MotoGP video game, and currently is the official eSport rider of the Monster Energy Yamaha MotoGP Team.
Lorenzo was born in Rome, is known in the gaming scene as Trastevere73 and started competing in 2017, participating in the first official eSports championship almost for fun and then making it a real profession and winning the World Championship three times (2017, 2018 and 2021) and finishing runners-up in 2019 and 2020.
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