Hello, and you’re joining us in MotOPPO GP, Kinja’s one and only Grand Prix motorcycle racing game. And just like me, Emperor Jorge Lorenzo wants to turn this year around for the better.

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At the rate Marc Marquez is going, we might as well just pick him for pole and win until the guy retires. Also, Viñales gets a massive heat check, Rossi can’t stop gobbling up podiums, and Pedrosa still has juice left.

Up next:

We’ve come to Spain, for the first of the four races in the country that loves to farm sportspeople. And I sure hope that llama of a Ducati that Jorge Lorenzo is riding becomes a winning bike in his own country and his own track, lest he get deposed in favor of Maverick Viñales.

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The rules can be found below, but for simplicity, consult the quote box after the link.

Sample Picks 1

Q: Lorenzo

1: Marquez
2: Lorenzo
3: Dovizioso

Wipeout: Bradl and/or Crutchlow

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Sample Picks 2

Q: Ducati-99

1: Honda-93
2: Pramac-9
3: Suzuki-41

Wipeout: LCR-35 and/or Avintia-8

Meet your riders!

Aprilia Racing Team Gresini:
Sam Lowes (Aprilia-22)
Aleix Espargaro (Aprilia-41)

Aspar Pull&Bear Team:
Karel Abraham (Aspar-17)
Alvaro Bautista (Aspar-19)

Avintia Reale Racing:
Hector Barbera (Avintia-8)
Loris Baz (Avintia-76)

Ducati Team:
Jorge Lorenzo (Ducati-99)
Andrea Dovizioso (Ducati-4)

Estrella Galicia 0,0 MarcVDS Racing:
Tito Rabat (MarcVDS-53)
Jack Miller (MarcVDS-43)

LCR Honda:
Cal Cruthlow (let’s just call him Cal, OK?)

Monster Yamaha Tech3:
Johann Zarco (Tech3-5)
Jonas Folger (Tech3-94)

Movistar Yamaha MotoGP:
Valentino Rossi (Yamaha-46)
Maverick Viñales (Yamaha-29)

OCTO Pramac Yakhnich:
Danilo Petrucci (Pramac-9)
Scott Redding (Pramac-45)

Red Bull KTM Factory Racing:
Bradley Smith (KTM-38)
Pol Espargaro (KTM-44)

Repsol Honda Team:
Dani Pedrosa (Honda-26)
Marc Marquez (Honda-93)

Suzuki Ecstar:
Andrea Iannone (Suzuki-29)
Alex Rins (Suzuki-41)\

My picks:

Q: Lorenzo

1. Viñales
2. Marquez
3. Rossi

Wipeout: Iannone and/or Lorenzo

You have until just before the first qualifying session to make picks. Any later, and everything you ride on becomes a llama. And I mean everything.

The MotoGP race at Jerez will begin Sunday, 7 May.

MotOPPO GP. Quit staring at me and get me my damn trousers!