If you’re looking to become a legend in MotoGP 19, then the newly announced Historical Challenges game mode could well be to your liking.
Coming to Xbox One, PS4 and PC on June 6th 2019, with a Nintendo Switch release dropping a few weeks later on June 27th, MotoGP 19 from Milestone is fast promising to become a bike racer’s dream. And with the announcement of a new Historical Challenges game mode, that dream just seems to be getting better and better.
Announced today, the new Historical Challenges in MotoGP 19 will allow players to step into the boots of the most legendary riders in order to revive and relive some of the most thrilling challenges of the past.
This sees the Historical Challenges mode become a real dive into the history of MotoGP, giving players access to more than 50 legendary riders and 35 official bikes from 500cc and MotoGP categories, all perfectly recreated with the most intricate detail. But further to that, and together with the official 19 tracks of the current season, there will also be 3 historical tracks – Laguna Seca 2013, Donington 2009 and Catalunya 2015. And as any MotoGP fan will know, these are well known for their theatrics.
Whilst many historical moments will be available to be recreated in MotoGP 19, a couple that stand out are as follows:
- Valentino’s Ninth Gem – The final race in the 2004 MotoGP season promises to be hard-fought: the top 13 in qualifying are within less than a second of each other. The 122,000 spectators in the stands have plenty to enjoy because Makoto Tamada immediately goes for the breakaway: after 2 laps he already has a 1 second margin. Although 3rd in practice, Valentino starts badly, standing 6th at the end of the first lap. But then, with his trademark sneakiness, he passes his rivals, including Biaggi, taking the lead. Despite there being 15 laps to go, he’s gone: 9 GPs won on his debut with Yamaha, incredible.
- Gibernau, King of France – Valentino Rossi has had to compete with the Spanish riders for much of his MotoGP career. The first in the series was Sete Gibernau, who was his best in the two-year period between 2003-2004 on a Honda. His speciality was a dazzling start to the season, and the track where he did his best was Le Mans. At the 2003 France GP the duel with Rossi is set after the red flag for rain: in the last 7 laps Sete and Valentino continuously pass each other. A dramatic last lap with two passes each. The last move comes from Gibernau, who triumphs by only 0.165 seconds.
You can take in the latest trailer for MotoGP 19 below, as it focuses in on the Historical Challenges found within.
If you can’t wait till that June release though, then remember MotoGP 18 is always available.