Last weekend, Ireland for a wedding, this weekend, Spain for the Valencia MotoGP, the last motorcycle race of the year.
On the plus side, as this is the last race, maybe over the winter, I can concentrate on getting some miniature painting done, because let’s face it, there is always plenty to do.
The weather was the exact opposite of last years event, this year at the Silverstone MotoGP we had an amazing hot and sunny day. The racing was red hot as well with Alex Rins and Marc Marquez within half a second for the whole race and ending on the line almost level, Rins taking the win by 0.013 seconds.
On the first lap, Quartararo lost the rear and then the front to crash out, taking Dovizioso with him. A real shame as both of these guys would have been in the fight at the front.
That is pretty much the end of the Championship for the year, with Dovi out, Marquez has built up a massive lead and it is his already.
I’m off to Assen for a weekend of MotoGP and a few days in Amsterdam either side. The weather is looking like it will be really hot so it should be a good few days off.
Who would have thought the Marquez would NOT win the American MotoGP. I guess you lot would not have thought it, as you come here for wargamers content and not my other passion. Anyway, I enjoyed it, it was a cracking race. After Marquez crashed out from the lead, Rossi and Rins battled for the lead with Rins winning through and taking his first MotoGP victory. This is going to be a classic MotoGP year.
Exciting stuff in Texas, Rossi qualifies in second behind the flying Marquez. Cal Crutchlow in third. Racing tomorrow.
I’m in Lanzarotte this week so will be watching it in Spanish in a bar somewhere. It is a tough job but someone has to do it…
This year at the finish line and last year at the finish line. Does not get much closer than this. A gap of 0.024 seconds at 200+ mph.
My blood pressure will suffer this year.
Best news of the year so far, MotoGP returns this weekend.
I already know it is going to be an exciting year.
Yesterday was a wash out at Silverstone, all day in the rain, no racing due to the newly laid tarmac not letting the water drain away.After a couple of sighting laps, the riders decided it was too dangerous to race. Although disappointing, safety comes first.
Off on my holiday this week, heading to Austria and the Red Bull Ring MotoGP on Sunday, followed by some relaxing and drinking for a couple of weeks.
Will not be much to see here until I am back from the Silverstone MotoGP and life returns to normal.
One of the best MotoGP races ever, which considering the last few seconds of qualifying yesterday, is hardly surprising. Eight bikes battling for the lead for most of the race. I was whooping and shouting at the TV.
And just what is Marquez (93) doing above?
And this happened at 200kph…