I've been going back and forth on what I want my 2021 season review post to look like. What do I want to focus on? What do I want to look at critically? The 2021 season offered so much worth reporting on. Plenty of material to discuss, to reflect on, to say thank you and, unfortunately, to mourn.
Accidents, with no good outcome. They often happened in the junior classes. Often they happened due to too risky driving of the individual pilots. Often they happened in narrow driver fields. Unfortunately, not all of them ended well. The accidents lie like a shadow over the current season, and not only in MotoGP. The Superbike class is also affected. What needs to be done now
A race Sunday and way too many special moments. The double victory of Honda. The resurgent Marc Marquez, who won again for the first time on a right-handed circuit. Pol Espargaró's first podium as a factory rider. The incredible recovery of Enea Bastianini, who started in 16th place and ended up in third. Valentino Rossi's last race on home ground and then Fabio Quartararo's early World Championship win.
I could quote here about eggs, cochones or balls, but let's concentrate on the most important thing - the courage of Brad Binder. He dared to do something in yesterday's MotoGP race that many would have considered crazy. And let's be honest, if it hadn't worked, it would have been classified as stupid.