The first half of the MotoGP season ends with the race in Assen. Now it's time for everyone to take a well-deserved summer break. But before that, here's the race action in Assen from my point of view. In short, this weekend had it in itself.
Finally the Sachsenring is back. Finally spectators again. Finally MotoGP again.
The tickets for the race Sunday were bought spontaneously on Saturday and then it was off to Mugello early in the morning on Sunday. It would have been a missed opportunity not to watch the races live on site.
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.
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?
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.