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MotoGP 2013: Valentino Rossi and Marc Marquez Thrill Qatar with Classic Battle

Valentino Rossi made his decision to return to Yamaha for 2013 after two dismal years with Ducati to determine if he could still be competitive amongst the fastest motorcycle road racers in the world.His preseason test performances indicated that he would be, but the first race action loomed as the true test of Rossi's abilities. Repsol Honda's Marc Marquez is the most highly touted MotoGP rookie since reigning world champion Jorge Lorenzo. Marquez's 2013 competitiveness was assured, but perhaps not until he had a few races under his belt, and even then, only if the notoriously aggressive rider was able to stay on his bike.Both riders started the opening race of the 2013 season from less-than-ideal positions, as the new 15-minute quali...

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