Hey Tony look they racing in MotoGP again!
If you are a Jorge Lorenzo fan you are most likely livid about the audacity of Marc Marquez on the final corner at Jerez today.
I am in two minds. Lorenzo rode hard after losing the lead to Dani Pedrosa and for the most part he blocked Marquez from taking second in what seemed to be a fait acclompli until he was essentially bumped into third.
Is it fair? Should Lorenzo be p*ssed?
Probably but it also depends on where you sit. I mean MotoGP has become so damn boring. With all the electronics on the bikes and the usual domination of the factory rides it was getting, well frankly, too predictable.
At the very least Marquez has injected a little oomph into the proceedings. He is aggressive. This is a known fact given his record in Moto 2.
Moreover, what I saw on the last corner today looked like real racing to me, no?
And, the bump is nothing new really. Remember when Valentino Rossi did the same to Sete Gibernau at Jerez in 2005?
It was exciting then and it is exciting now; down and dirty that is. We need a little hot blood rivalry and some kick ass attitude to liven up MotoGP.
So even though I am a fan of the reigning champion, Lorenzo, I am also just thrilled to bits to see the overall rivalry heat up - and we should not forget that Dani Pedrosa beat them both today in an excellent show of skill at a track where he still holds the fastest time ever.
It all looks good and will even look better if my all-time favorite rider, Rossi, can make a few podiums this year.
And finally, I never thought I would say this, but man it would have been even nicer if Casey Stoner was still in the mix.
Of course my boy Tony has not thrown his trusted two cents into the ring yet - he being the real expert on all things bikes and racing. So its over to Melbourne then for a solicited opinion.
Update (May 6). See comments for Tony's thoughts.