So as we move into the 2017 MotoGP season we’ve now seen three cracking races with this weekends race in Jerez not disappointing!
Dani makes it 10 races out of 11 on the podium in Jerez, which is pretty impressive from the Spaniard! Great to see him back winning races!
If we take the Repsol Hondas out of it there was some exciting racing and battles going on. Although I thought the M1 Yamahas were going to be more competitive than they were so sad to still not see a good battle for the win across 3 manufacturers, hopefully Le Mans will bring that!
So what else happened? Well Lorenzo pushed the Ducati onto the podium In 3rd place! I must admit I never expected him to be up there in Jerez but he looked really comfortable on the Ducati and I must admit it puts himself in a good place going to Le Mans next which the Ducati favours!
Zarco continued his impressive run to the season finishing 4th! Not sure Rossi would have been to pleased with his push past him at the beginning of the race and I can see there being a few battles going forward with these two!
Dovi managed to claw his way back up to 5th ahead of Vinales in 6th who had a tough race but judging from the test he is right back up there again!
Petrucci, Folger, A Espargaro and Valentino Rossi finished the top ten out which was a positive race for Petrucci and Folger but I think the other two expected more!
Funny Highlight of the race go’s to Jack Miller going ape shit at Bautista for knocking him off after his best qualifying! Jack is never one to hold back even kicking Alvaro’s bike!
Alex Marquez takes bragging rights home instead of Marc this weekend with a home turf win from pole position! His first win in the Moto2 championship. Championship leader Morbidelli slid out early on in the race to end his great start to the season! Baganda had a fantastic race to finish 2nd and continue his challenge to be rookie of the year!¬†Oliveira came in 3rd to complete the podium!
Exciting race in Moto3 with many overtakes and breath holding moments! If you didn’t watch it you should! Last corner is a cracker with 3 bikes battling for the win! Canet takes the win after his DNF at Texas which I think we will call bounce back ability! Fenati makes it another successful race after his Texas win putting him in a good place going to Le Mans! Joan Mir completes the podium in 3rd making the Moto3 championship exciting and right now I’m not sure ai could call the championship win!
So as we say goodbye to Jerez for another year we head to Le Mans for Round 5 of the year and with huge excitement for when the really big battles will start!
Until Le Mans in the words of Delboy “Bonjour!”
Full Results can be found here: MotoGP