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I must say it’s great to be back at my home circuit, the Sachsenring, which became a MotoGP world championship venue back in 1998.
Here we are at Silverstone, a place I really love even if the sun seemingly seldom shines, mid-summer or not. I came to Britain from Ireland in the early seventies, and the one thing that struck me is that people around here have racing in their blood.
There is absolutely no getting away from it: In Sunday’s Italian Grand Prix at Mugello, PUMA’s MotoGP partner Ducati suffered yet another tough race, with the team performing well below expectations at a track which both riders know virtually better than any other.
Very wet weather was predicted for the Dutch TT in Assen, and the forecasters were absolutely right: it tipped down all weekend, from Thursday to Saturday. Yes, that’s right: race day was Saturday, as has become traditional for this round, a bit like F1 sticks to Thursday practice sessions for the Monaco Grand Prix in Monaco when all others run Friday-Sunday schedules.
The big news for this weekend is that the FIA has clamped down on engine mapping changes between qualifying and the race. This should affect the order, particularly the grid line-up.
Last week we had a chat with PUMA Motorsport pundit and former MotoGP speedster, Alex Hofmann. In this second instalment, Alex gives us his thoughts on the MotoGP season so far, tells us about his favourite tracks and shares his hot tips on the MotoGP stars of the future!
Last week we caught up with PUMA Motorsport pundit and former MotoGP ace, Alex Hofmann, and asked him questions put to him by you guys in the PUMA community!
As it turned out, Sunday’s Catalan Grand Prix was not the most exciting MotoGP race in recent times, but the weather kept us guessing until the end.
It’s simply wonderful to be back in Monaco.
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