If you thought the site had been a bit quiet recently, you are right. I seized the Easter holiday to embark on a major upgrade of the software which runs the website. As this requires a switch between major versions, this turns out to be about four times as much work as I expected. Which is almost always the way with any software upgrade.
What this means is that I have had no time to add content for the website, for which you have my sincere apologies. I will resume work on that the moment the upgrade is finished, which should be late on Wednesday/early Thursday. The upgrades will improve the functionality of the site, and mark the start of some major upgrades to the design of the site, to cope with the modern world.
While the upgrades are underway, a few things will be changed. Comments will be disabled completely, as will the MotoMatters.com store, where you can order calendars and subscriptions. This is to ensure that no comments or orders get lost during the process of updating the software. I will keep this period as short as possible.
In the meantime, if you are hungry for content on MotoGP and motorcycle racing, I can point you to my column in this week's Bike Sport News App (available for Android and Apple devices), or my recent column in the On Track Off Road magazine. You can catch up with general motorcycling news from our friends over at Asphalt & Rubber. Or you can catch up with racing news at Crash.net, Bike Sport News, MCN, GPOne.com (Italian), or Motorsport Total (German).
Make sure you also go back and listen to all of the past episodes of the Paddock Pass Podcast (we recorded a new show on Tuesday, which should be ready soon).