Milestone presents the new Historical Challenges mode for MotoGP19, where players can revive some of the most thrilling challenges of MotoGP history.
The Historical Challenges mode is a real dive into the history of MotoGP, where players will have more than 50 legendary riders and 35 official bikes from 500cc and MotoGP categories, all perfectly recreated with the most intricate detail. Together with the official 19 tracks of the current season, there will be 3 historical tracks, Laguna Seca 2013, Donington 2009 and Catalunya 2015, all known for their theatrics and stage of many beloved memories for MotoGP fans.
Here’s just a quick preview of some legendary moments players can revive with MotoGP19:
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.
Together with the new game mode, Milestone also announces the official release date of MotoGP19 on Nintendo Switch on June 27th.
MotoGP™19 will be available on June 6th on PlayStation 4, Xbox One and Windows PC/STEAM.