Nicky Hayden, 2006 MotoGP World Champion and one of the nicest blokes around, passes away after a cycling accident.
I have been fortunate enough to see him race all over Europe since 2003. He will be missed.
220mph on a MotoGP bike, easy.
Cycling in Italy, too damn dangerous.
Marc Marquez takes pole in a drying qualifying session. Maverick Viñales had been quickest again in practice at the MotoGP in Argentina, but Marc was just too fast for everyone.
Maverick “Top Gun” Vinales wins the Losail MotoGP after a great battle with Andrea Dovizioso. Rossi somehow dug a third place from a weekend where he struggled.
It will be a good year for the racing.
MotoGP returns this weekend, can’t wait for the first race on Sunday evening from Losail. It has been a long winter with no racing to watch, drives me nuts!
New kid to watch this year is Maverick Vinales on the M1 Yamaha, he has just moved to the works Yamaha team and has been fasted in just about every test session over the last few months.
Championship contender? We will see after a few more races, but I reckon so.
I am just back from a long weekend in Valencia for the final MotoGP race of the year. I had not been to this track before so had been really looking forward to the stadium style layout. The weather was awesome and the racing was red hot. Lorenzo had been on fire all weekend and led from start to finish. The action was for second place with a great battle between Marquez, Iannone and Rossi.
It was the last race for Lorenzo on the Yamaha, last race for Viñales on the Suzuki and last for Iannone on the Ducati. They all swap bikes for next year.
I now have a long wait until the start of next season.
Cal Crutchlow wins the Australian MotoGP!
That is two in one year, first British rider to win two races in the premier class since 1979. Rossi from 15th on the grid to second was an amazing ride, but Cal was on fire today. Marquez may have crashed out from the lead, but you have to be in it to win it.
Sepang next weekend, can’t wait!
Marc Marquez is MotoGP World Champion for the fifth time at 24 years old. He will beat Rossi’s nine championships before he is done.
I thought Rossi was something special back when he won his first 500cc race at Donington in 2000, but Marquez has reinvented the art of cornering and fighting a bike to break the laws of physics.
Everyone else is in big trouble next year if the Honda actually works in the opening rounds.