Motivation is low and down in the dumps. I have no plight to write and that is a fright! The wrath of Marc Marquez seems unbeatable and it might be zapping my undying passion and love for all things GP. Not to worry, I think it’s a blip and will pass soon. We just need some good action in lovely Le Mans, France on May 20th and Emily Miller, MotoGP extraordinaire, will be back.
I have to say there were a few noteworthy moments in Jerez aside from the Marc Marquez domination streak. First off, the same people crashed in Jerez in the beginning of the race as did in the Austin race a few weeks ago. Coincidence? Bad luck streak? Just a weird and random occurrence? I don’t know but I’m sure Alex Rins, Cal Crutchlow and Karel Abraham are slightly bummed to have issues two races running. I hope for each one to come back with fervor in the upcoming race and give us a good show to watch. Second off, holy crash that broke the race and championship wide open. Some many talking points here, yes? Jorge Lorenzo was finally (finally!!!!) looking good and I think we were all waiting to see if those soft tires could hold for the entire race distance. We will never know I’m afraid and this makes me sad. Andrea Dovizioso was looking just so good and making such good gains throughout the race, and for a while there it was all Hondas and Ducatis. Remember those times? Those were good times. Then – BAM - all Marc Marquez. And just when Dani Pedrosa was showing us just what complete bad-assery looked like, too. Not just any person can walk away from a high-speed, high-side crash that puts you into orbit and even fewer can do so with a broken wrist. Respect.
Oh well, on the flip side of the Marc Marquez domination boredom we got to watch Johann Zarco stir up some crap at Yamaha which is enjoyable. Plus, we got to experience the Andrea Iannone come back, two podiums in two races. Though I feel we must question if he would have appeared on the podium if the epic crash of Jerez wouldn’t have happened. I guess it’s not necessarily a one man race to the championship. There are still some high points thrown into the mix.
Moto people, let’s collectively think action and excitement for Le Mans. I want some good old MotoGP thrills. Additionally, I want to feel motivated to write about and not just zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz.