35 Year Wait Is Over

35CalIt has been 35 years since the last British rider won the premier motocycle racing class, a certain Barry Sheene back in 1981. Today, at a wet Brno, the rather appropriately numbered Cal Crutchlow finally put that bit of history out the back door and into the distant collective national memory.
A superbly judged tyre choice saw him slice through the field from 15th on lap one to take the lead and win by 9 seconds or so from the equally amazing Valentino Rossi.

To make the day even better, John McPhee won his first Moto3 race and Sam Lowes came second in the Moto2. The Motorcycle Olympics!

The next race is at Silverstone and I will be there in the Village Grandstand cheering the Brits and Valentino on.


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