I'm rooting @MM93official @VR460fficial and Sam Lowes. Who the hell is Sam Lowes?
On the eve of greatest annual race on two wheels I was sitting here wondering how i'm going to watch it? Who was going to win it, and what the world would make of it. I have only shot Mark Marquez a few times in the states, and each of those from behind the lines, but even through the fence, his line was crisp, smooth, and untouchable. He road with class and respect, he came to America to begin all that, and from there he took it and ran with it. He changed the game, MotoGP pilots had to adjust, or they had to move on.
Let's take nothing away from Danny Pedrosa. Pedrosa road without color, he road a great race in Italy IMO, and if he only had gotten past.... but that's racing. Lot's went down this year, lot's of challenges leading up to the championship and lots of heated riding. Is this season the calm before the storm, it's all good for Dorna, views are being had, money is flowing in. I was psyched to see Pedrosa bump bars in italy. just glad Marquez didn't take him to the ground.
The championship is decided and VR46 or MM93 were not on the top step of that in this season's champion. It would have been the world's greatest rides in history, but I did not see that happening. It did happen for VR46. They said it was gonna be cooler on Sunday to bad they only meant for tire setup.Grip is gold in MotoGP. It;s the key to pace. Not everyone likes heavy grip and not everyone likes to float at 200 mph.
Rossi is like Muhammad Ali, he will be remembered as the greatest of all time. You can argue who was the greatest, but only longevity crowns true champions and Rossi ain't done. Like Kenny Roberts,Taddy Blazusiak with the Geico series , or James Stewart with Supercross, it ain't over till it's over. Great champions stand the test of time. MM93 changed the game when he made his first turn at circuit of the America's . By the time the checkered flag came out he stood on the top box, and everyone said "Oh Shit".
The teams all adjusted to a new style of executing to the simple thing called the turn. Eventually the best in the world figure it out, it's called film. It's called engineering, it's called budgets. Reviewing timing, lean angle, braking, tire setup, analyzing everything they could from this kid that just kicked their butt. You can slice it any way you want it, but on Marc Marquez's first race at Circuit of the Americas he changed the game. That would not last forever though. Just like any sport it takes teams, and MotoGP was gaining new momentum and Repsol were now in the lead with a new kid and a new hope for DORNA the MotoGP parent company. He had hit the top of the desk with the best in the world, and philosophically he laid it out, "come get me".
Each season brings a fresh start, new faces, and new champions, all we have to do now, is wait for the tires to warm up. I'm going to go play golf.