From Xerez to Eternity!
Sunday started with huge banks of fog and the ride to Jerez was a bit difficult, but more fun I’d say. You can see the fog on this Moto GP training on Sunday before the race.
Jerez is a wonderful city that changes when the GP guys are there. The environment is superb, and races were great.
Bad luck hit Moto3, and the fastest rider’s motorcycle stopped after the warm-up lap, and there was no time to start it again, so he had to start the race from his box, in last position.
I really enjoyed him getting closer to the first position lap after lap, showing everybody he was the fastest and nothing could get him rid of his well deserved victory.
Moto 2 was plenty of fun, with some falls, but not an action race really. Similar was MotoGP, but distances were greater.
Rossi really made a hell of a race yesterday. On Saturday it was Lorenzo who was actually making the fastest laps one after another, and it was Marquez who was behind. Maverick Viñales and Pol Espargaro were also somewhere near, but we understood the race was going to be something between the two Spaniards.
However Valentino Rossi 46 made a terrific last lap and took the pole position for the first time after too many races. ValeYellow46 made magic on the track.
Jorge Lorenzo was behind him, and despite an attempt on the third lap, he could not pass him, not even get close to him and had to give up trying and concentrate on second position.
Something similar happened to Marc Marquez who made a great race, mostly alone in third position.
Dani Pedrosa came afterwards followed by the rest, so nothing too remarkable and no victories for any Spaniards in Jerez, but some podium positions were taken.