The feud between MotoGP stars Valentino Rossi and Jorge Lorenzo has grown to new heights. To calm the troubles and reconcile their differences, the two decided that it would be best if they exchanged kidneys as a sign of peace, not just among racers but among nations as well.Movistar Yamaha MotoGP’s Ramon Forcada and Lin Jarvis have been working on the deal for some time now, the crew chiefs for Jorge and Valentino, respectively, came up with the idea during a series of clandestine meetings during the off-season MotoGP tests.
“He didn’t like the idea of having a piece Valentino inside him,” Ramon said when he first proposed the idea to Jorge. Ramon imitated Lorenzo and struck a pose that resembled that of a Spanish bullfighter while reiterating his feelings to the press.“Nor did Rossi,” said Lin Jarvis. “Rossi has always had a strong mental game – especially when it comes to getting into the minds of other racers but this would be the first time he allowed one of his rivals into him.”The two crew chiefs saw the writing on the wall after the 2015 MotoGP season: “Fans just weren’t letting up,” said Jarvis. “We needed to do something and soon…before someone got hurt.” It was Forcada who came bearing the olive branch. During the Jerez tests, he donned a cloak and posed as a peddler of rare and exotic wares. Knowing that nine-time World Champion Rossi has an acute fear of the old people who sell things; he was left alone in the paddock with Jarvis to discuss their plan.Rossi was the first to agree to the deal. “We poosh very hard throughout the season, we need cease the pooshing against each other,” he said while in the recovery room of an Italian hospital.Jorge, who had flown into Rossi’s homeland for the operation spoke about some of his reservations. “I am the fastest out there right now. There is no doubt; I have the most poles of all time.”Despite being a complete mismatch for transplants, both of their operations were regarded as an immediate success by doctors. The two racers could be seen exchanging hand shakes as they hobbled into their respective taxis, however some reports from nurses on staff mentioned that a wheelchair race inspired by the 1990 cinematic masterpiece “Days of Thunder” took place between the two on the way out the door.Enjoy your April 1st!
Zero Electric ADV Bike + Al and Bridget from Throw Your Leg Over
byMotos and Friends by Ultimate Motorcycle
Hello everyone and welcome to Motos and Friends, a weekly Podcast brought to you by the editorial team at Ultimate Motorcycling. My name is Arthur Coldwells.
Electric mobility is everywhere nowadays. Whether it’s a car, a truck, an assisted bicycle, a scooter, or any number of new innovations, the electric revolution is certainly here. In this week’s first segment, Nic de Sena took a ride on Zero’s recently announced new Adventure bike—the Zero DSR-X. There’s been a lot of hype about this new arrival on the ADV scene, and of course the questions are many. Nic talks to me about whether Zero actually have a credible, alternative energy ADV bike—or if the machine is just simply an empty promise.
In our second segment, I chat with Al and Bridget from ‘Throw Your Leg Over’. They took time out to record this episode from somewhere in the middle of Romania, of all places.
These interesting Aussies have traveled—and painstakingly documented—the thousands of miles they’ve covered riding the best roads and sights through Australia, Tasmania, Europe, eastern Europe, and Scandinavia, among other places.