Okay, so it’s for 2 weeks, I do try guys but I’m a very sought after lady, it’s hard to balance trips to the pub, watching tv and blogging… 😛 I kid, I kid (sort of)
- First of all, there is the horrible news about Joan Lascorz who has injured his spine in a crash in testing on the Monday after Imola. News has been minimum, but reports now are that he has some movement in hands and arms, though it is still doubtful he will achieve movement in his legs. So we have to all keep faith in his recovery.
- Since Imola we have had TWO BSB races and the return of Moto GP (to see my report on BSB round 1 go here and to see my report on Moto GP go here)
- BSB round 1 at brands hatch was wet, wet, wet!! And due to a siiiiilllyyyy amount of incidents has prompted a rule change stating that, if a rider falls and is sperated from their bike, they are not allowed to re-mount until the bike has been fully checked out. This is for qualifying and for races.
- Due to the rain only one BSB race was ran, with the second being cancelled, however the race was aweesssomeee, with Kirkham getting the win followed by Seeley in 2nd and Rutter in 3rd.
- In Moto GP, Lorenzo stormed to victory after stalking Stoner for most of the race who, after leading most of the race, finished 3rd, claiming arm pump issues.
- Marc Marquez won the first Moto 2 race of the season
- And Maverick Vinales won the first Moto 3 race of the season.
- And of course, the greatest Moto GP news of all, Cal Crutchlow secured his best starting position, starting 3rd on the grid, and secured 4th after an epic race long battle with team mate Dovi. I think I can speak on behalf of all us Brits that we are all very proud of him.
- Thruxton saw a heroic effort from Ian Lowry who secured his 1st ever BSB win in race 1, firmly throwing himself in the other riders faces as one to watch this season.
- Josh Brookes rode a very economic race as tyres were an ongoing issue with everyone this weekend, to win race 2 after taking Hill in the last lap.
- Poor ‘ol Rutter had to abandon both races due to overheating problems.
- The Honda TT Legends team finished 5th at the Bol d’Or 24hr race this weekend- comprising of, John McGuiness, Cameron Donald and Simon Andrews, despite Cameron Donald suffering a high speed crash.
- Moving on from races, John McGuiness has turned the tender age of 40 today (16th of April)
- Michael Rutter will be following that on Wednesday (18th of April- also my birthday 😉 )
I could go on a bloody long time, but I think that just about sums the biggest news up.