The race track in Le Mans is always good for a crash. Whether in wet conditions or, as on this Sunday, in the dry, the track is known for crashes. Last year, 118 crashes were recorded, and there was also a lot of graveling during the practice sessions.
After an unusually cold start in Europe with the race in Portimao last Sunday, it was now off to Jerez. In front of packed grandstands (more than 58,000 spectators), a MotoGP rider already showed an exceptional performance in qualifying on Saturday.
Last weekend was the second stop on the World Supersport 300 racing calendar for Lennox Lehmann. It went to Assen in the "Cathedral of Speed". This was not an unfamiliar track for Lennox, as he had already raced here in the ADAC Junior Cup and the IDM Supersport 300.
After four overseas races, MotoGP has arrived in Europe. Now the cards are reshuffled once again. After four races and three different winners, it was now time to find the winner of the Portugal GP. Should there be a repeat winner? Or should a new driver take the top spot on the podium?
You can't make that up, that was the most thought sentence for me over the weekend when watching a WorldSSP300 race. But from the beginning.
After his violent highsider in the WarmUp of Indonesia and his forced break due to the returned double vision, Marc Marquez returned to the track in Texas. The Honda rider has already claimed seven wins in Texas and was considered the favorite despite a ninth-place starting position.
Over the last laps of the race, both pilots delivered a hot dance. It takes two for a tango
The Mandalika International Street Circuit, after 25 years MotoGP returns to Indonesia. After the Superbike World Championship completed its last race of the season there in 2021, MotoGP now also makes a guest appearance in Indonesia for its second race of the season and already Saturday offered a lot. Hot temperatures, hot maneuvers and a Suzuki so hot that Rins' bike caught fire. But what qualifying showed us was how draining the track and the temperatures are for the riders. They were drained and exhausted. You guessed there what was to come on Sunday and yet everything turned out differently.
We were all really looking forward to the start of the new season in MotoGP. It should also distract us somewhat from the terrible events that have occupied us daily for over a week.
"Never change a running system" - For the up-and-coming rider Lennox Lehman from Dresden, this seems to be the divise of success. Together with the Freudenberg team, he will be competing in the Supersport 300 World Championship this season.