No doubt you need both in spades to make it as the top of any sport but the Spanish GP at Jerez last weekend was just the kind of fantastic entertainment MotoGP needed to get everyone’s tongues (and thumbs) wagging through social media.
If anything else is left to happen in the 2011 AMA SX series then it will hardly be a surprise when it does. Trey Canard owned proceedings at the Cowboys stadium last Saturday for the third time this season while Chad Reed and James Stewart clashed again and Ryan Villopoto qualified!
The FIM Motocross World Championship calendar has finally filled the gaps with Grands Prix in Brazil and Spain confirmed for the venues of Indaiatuba and La Bañeza and the penultimate round slated for Gaildorf in Germany for the first visit to the circuit in the south since 2005.
One of the first major announcements to come out of the 2011 MotoGP season was the expected confirmation of Bridgestone as sole tyre supplier for the next three years. Does this devalue the series or maintain a level playing field?
The battle for second position at Qatar last weekend between Jorge Lorenzo and Dani Pedrosa was arguably the action highlight of the MotoGP sprint and could be a small preview for a season-long duel between the rivals with little love lost.
Repsol Honda rider Dani Pedrosa admitted that he ‘doesn’t know what will happen’ at Jerez for the Grand Prix of Spain in two weeks time after problems with a weak left shoulder ruined his chances of victory at Qatar last Sunday.
While hardly the ‘thriller’ that some media sources were describing, the first contest of the 2011 MotoGP World Championship did throw up some entertaining tussles…