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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.
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.
“Racing Sunday, writes its own stories” or “One man’s joy is another man’s sorrow”. Yes, they are trite phrases, and yet they are so true on this race Sunday.
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.
he horrific images on the racetrack. The images from the pit lane. The despair on Valentino Rossi’s face. Paolo Simoncelli who rushed to the scene of the accident. The silence after the accident, which was irrepressible.
It’s been a busy time at Yamaha off the track, so it’s good that they have someone with Fabio Quartararo to talk about with performance.
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.
He is Valentino Rossi. The figurehead of MotoGP. The representative for the motorcycle world championship. Not because he has collected the most world titles as a rider, that is still Giacomo Agostini. Or because he has won the most victories. No.
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.
Last weekend Mugello, and this weekend Barcelona. The first back-to-back race in the 2021 MotoGP season. MotoGP has moved on. It’s moving on. Everyone is working. And yet, there are memories. Memories of what happened last Saturday at Mugello. Memories of what happened in Barcelona five years ago.
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.
t was a classic race at Le Mans. With variable weather and not so easy track conditions. The Moto2 riders were lucky and were able to race on a dry track. Looked the sky, which moved over the MotoGP starting field, darker and darker.
It’s been 15 years since Ducati last won at Jerez. Loris Capirossi brought the last victory for the Reds in 2006. Until today. Today they could cheer and that even double. Jack Miller won by a margin of 1.912s ahead of his Ducati teammate Pecco Bagnaia and Petronas Yamaha rider Franco Morbidelli.
Portimão, a circuit that two years ago nobody had on their radar. A track around which the MotoGP circus gave a wide berth. The asphalt was too bad, the track very demanding.
MotoGP made a brilliant return to Qatar after a year’s break, with only Moto3 and Moto2 racing in Qatar due to the Corona pandemic. It’s been 126 days since the 2020 season finale, and a few things have changed.
Five years 62 articles and 4658… well I didn’t really count the words. In any case, there were a lot. Five years ago I started my blog. Why? Because I wanted to do something that would bring me a little closer to my favorite sport. Because I wanted to share my passion. Because I wanted to inspire and inform.
MotoGP stands for sport at the highest level. It’s where the best riders in the world come together to live their sport, compete against each other and inspire people all over the world with their skills. It’s a racing circus with hundreds of people working behind and in front of the scenes. What is it like to work in MotoGP? How do you get there? What is it like to work there as a woman? I can answer a few questions for you, because I was allowed to interview a great woman – Andrea Schlager, reporter at Servus TV.
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Rain in Le Mans. Difficult track conditions. Red flag. Aborted start. Wet Race. All set for an exciting, breathtaking race. One could speak of drama. Yes, if you don’t expect too much.
Joy and sorrow often lie together. Or you could also say – To win today’s race in Barcelona, the tires were crucial. The right questions had to be answered. Is the left side of the tire well warmed up?
Re-match in Misano. Which team, which driver could learn best from the first race in Misano? Who could improve? Who stopped in his development? This season with its changed race calendar is a tough one.
What a season? Without the crowds, with an injured Marc Marquez and a world championship that couldn’t be any tighter.
Nine MotoGP riders currently have a chance of becoming world champions. They are all so close together that just one victory can upset everything.
12 meters more security. 12 meters more air fence, more safety fence, more tire stacks. More safety in a dangerous sport. It is only a small modification, but it should give the drivers a little more safety.
What am I going to write about this race? A thousand sentences go through my mind how I could start. The accident. The re-start. The victory of Dovizioso. So much has happened for just one race.
Four years ago KTM entered the MotoGP class. After successful years in Moto3 and Moto2, the royal class of the motorcycle world championship should now be tackled. KTM withdrew from Moto2 last year to concentrate more on MotoGP.
Everyone knows the pictures of the Grand Prix when the Rossi fans storm the track on Sunday after the race to cheer their hero. It is amazing how full the grandstands are and how predominant the color yellow is, especially on the “Brutapella I & II”.