Last weeks Moto GP was pretty epic, the on track over taking was not massive by Moto GP standards but it was a thrill a minute with Rossi taking out Casey Stoner, then leader simoncelli having a high side. Colin Edwards, Cal Crutchlow and Ben Spies all slid off into the gravel allowing Nicky Hayden to pick up a podium for Ducati with Lorenzo taking a home win.
This weekend we head to sepang and we wait to see what effect the DRS and the tires will have. Pirelli are expecting teams to be doing 3 and 4 pit stops rather than 2 or 3 (or 1 if your Sergio Perez who either is god or found a set of old bridgestones at the back of the garage) which should up the ante somewhat after a surprising race in Oz two weeks ago. The double straights with the hairpin in the middle should see the DRS really come into force as well as the effect of a good KERS unit.
Furthermore we expect Mercedes to be stronger this weekend along with the possibility of Ferrari sorting out their one lap pace. The teams may be even closer this weekend than last as they sort out a few gremlins.
Virgin are really starting to sweat it about the 107% as HRT are saying its possible to get inside the qualifying time this weekend.
Looking forward to it.
PS due to the disaster in Japan, Moto GP now has a month lay off as the race at Motegi has been delayed until the Autumn. I’d like to wish everyone in Japan well and hope they get the country back up and running soon 🙂