Scott Jones, Ducati Corse
Randy Mamola truly is a MotoGP legend. The American may never have won a championship, but the perennial runner up was always a huge favorite with both the fans and the media. To this day, Mamola is still a regular face in the paddock, the American riding the Ducati X2 two-seater for VIPs and guests, although budget cuts and the loss of the live broadcast rights meant that he is no longer the pit lane reporter for British Eurosport.
Mamola holds strong opinions about the sport of MotoGP, which regular expounds both in his column for US magazine Road Racer X and on the Alpinestars website. MotoMatters.com's Scott Jones caught up with Mamola at Laguna Seca, to get his take on the Moto2 class.
MotoMatters: Randy, now that we're half way through the 2010 season, what are your thoughts on Moto 2 and what might be done to improve it next year?
The customary marine mist has rolled in over the hills of the Monterey Peninsula, delaying the start of the action at Laguna Seca. Practice for the AMA classes has already been rescheduled, but no news yet as to whether this will effect the warm up for the MotoGP class. If the fog persists, it will render data from the morning warm up fairly meaningless.
The good news for race fans is that this is unlikely to impact on the race itself. Fog in Monterey is common, and is usually burned off fairly quickly by the morning sun. The MotoGP bikes should be ready to race by 2pm local time.
Bikes out on track as scheduled, in cold and still misty conditions, but the fog seems to be lifting.
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