It does not happen very often, but this years British MotoGP was in some serious sunshine. I got a bit too much sun and currently resemble a lobster.
Rossi led from the start for most of the race, Marquez had an engine failure, Dovi stole the lead a few laps from the end to take the lead in the Championship. A great days racing in all three classes.
Marc Marquez broke the two minute barrier at Silverstone in qualifying for the MotoGP. A completely ridiculous lap that had him sliding and nearly crashing several times.
Heading there in the morning for race day and the weather forecast is fortunately due to be dry.
In another day of brilliant racing in all three classes, Valentino Rossi wins his tenth race in Assen, 115th overall. The MotoGP Championship is now getting very tight with the top four riders separated by 11 points. Sachsenring next week, can’t wait!
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.