The season opening was supposed to herald a new MotoGP era and yet we saw a familiar problem. A problem that has been running through the MotoGP seasons for years. The understandable need for safety of the MotoGP riders is not sufficiently addressed. Above all, the gravel beds were the central issue.
Portimao - Portugal. Red light. Roaring engines. Highly concentrated MotoGP riders. Tense MotoGP fans in the stands. All eyes are on the riders on the grid. The eyes of the riders are eagerly looking at the traffic lights. The light goes out. The engines roar to life. The 2023 MotoGP season starts.
Valencia finale: Ducati and Pecco Bagnaia had to make it work this season. Last season they had one hand on the title, but in the end they lost out. Pecco Bagnaia narrowly failed last year to make the Italian dream come true.
For a long time I struggled with myself. Victor Steeman's accident was more than tragic. I saw it, as did many others. Only I wasn't sitting in front of the television or in a grandstand. I was standing in a box, few boxes next to the one of Victor's team. I was on the spot. Witnessed everything live.
The riders of the Moto3 were still lucky. Their race at the Thailand GP in Buriram took place in dry conditions. Not so for the Moto2. Just in time for the start of the race, the first drops announced themselves
A year ago Lennox Lehmann celebrated his World Championship debut as a wildcard rider in Barcelona. At that time he had opened his chapter World Championship there. Last weekend he returned to the track as a permanent starter.
Joy and sorrow often lie close together. Sometimes even side by side in the same box. After three years, it was finally back to Japan.
A weekend to forget. Well, actually only the Sunday. Actually only the last three laps, because until then it went quite well. Lennox Lehmann fought his way from his starting position into the leading group. He had chances for the podium. Until…
When half the rider field is out in Moto2, it's slippery. The conditions in MotoGP were ideal from the outside. Sun, no clouds and dry. But
More entertainment. More excitement. More racing action. Has MotoGP really become boring? Does it need a change?