Results and summary of the MotoGP race from Qatar:
Results and summary of the first ever Moto2 race, from Qatar:
Results and summary of the 125cc race at Qatar:
Results of the Warm Up session for the MotoGP class at Qatar:
Results of the Moto2 warm up at Qatar:
Results of the warm up session for the 125cc class at Qatar:
Results of the second World Superbike race at Valencia:
Results of the World Supersport race at Valencia:
Results of World Superbikes race 1 at Valencia:
The comment that I have probably received most since I started this blog was "I want your job!" And frankly, I have to pinch myself to see if this is still all really happening, so it is a sentiment I can completely understand. Being allowed to work in the MotoGP paddock and up in the press room feels like a genuine privilege, and being surrounded with people who share the same passion is truly remarkable.
I often wonder at how this all came about. Just over four years ago, I posted a season preview on the Adventure Rider motorcycle forum, and now, I learned today, I am the first journalist from an online publication ever to receive a permanent pass from Dorna. In the intervening years I have worked hard both to keep learning as much as I can about racing, and communicate my passion for the sport to a wider audience. It has cost me blood, sweat, tears, and more money than I like to think about, but all these would have been to no avail if it wasn't for one factor: The Internet.
Results of the Moto2 QP session at Qatar:
Results of QP for the MotoGP class:
Results of 125cc QP at Qatar:
The Moto2 class continues to surprise, with the results of practice still completely unpredictable, and very few common factors from one session to the next. The second session of free practice turned into a two-horse race between Forward Racing's Jules Cluzel and Viessmann Kiefer's Stefan Bradl. Bradl took control in the latter stages of the session, and tightened his grip at the end, extending his advantage to a quarter of a second.
Cluzel looked like taking 2nd, but a flying lap by Tech 3's Yuki Takahashi dropped the Frenchman down to 3rd, the Japanese rider taking over 2nd. Alex de Angelis ended the session in 4th, just a few hundredths behind Cluzel and Takahashi.
The closeness at the front was mirrored throughout the field. The gap from Bradl to Julian Simon in 5th was seven tenths, but from there, one second covers 22 riders, all the way down to Gabor Talmacsi in 27th. The scenes during free practice were chaotic, with scraps breaking out as if it was a race. If free practice is this tough, the race is likely to be a complete free-for-all.
Results of Moto2 FP2 at Qatar: