Oschersleben. Most. Schleizer Dreieck. Six of twelve races are over. Half-time. Time to take a breath and draw a short conclusion. The IDM season is still under the influence of the prevailing pandemic in its second year.
Five weeks of summer break are just around the corner. Five weeks in which to recover, gather new strength or think about your future. Everyone deserves a break after the season so far. But before we go on our well-deserved vacation, we still have Assen to come. A track steeped in history, which in the past offered great duels and now with the new asphalt was ready for MotoGP 2021.
What did you do when you were 15 years old? What was your goal? What was your career goal? Or did you even know what you wanted to be? Well, for my part, I supposedly knew what I wanted to be and I'm glad I took a different way. Because quite honestly, very few of us have any idea at the age of 15 what we want to achieve. Where they want to go. Our goals are vague and they change because most of the time we are not really clear on what we want yet. Let's face it, many don't know what they want at 40. But if you do know, then you've hit the jackpot.
Today's MotoGP race at Mugello offered so many things worth reporting on: Enea Bastianini's accident during the Warm Up Lap. The many crashes, especially that of Marc Marquez and Alex Rins. The comeback of KTM with the great performance of Miguel Oliveira. Or the victory of Fabio Quartararo, who ran his laps like clockwork. All this had potential, but I don't feel like it. Because today the race is overshadowed by news that was launched at the start of the Moto2 race. Jason Dupasquier has lost the fight for his life.