Well, well well what a race! Seemed to be so much going on!
Thanks for all your great piccies so many excellent pictures of bikers doing what they do best with their bikes.
I have added quite a variety this week for you all to take a look at, aren't they great, please keep them coming, I love to see what you folk can do with your bikes, so much talent out there!
Motogp for me is not available until the Monday on Channel 5, thank goodness they cover it.
My way of reading but not seeing or hearing how the race is going on the actual day is through Twitter.
I log on to my twitter account and the people that I am following send me up to the minute tweets on what is happening at that specific time throughout the race.
It's quite amazing how I picture the race in my head by what others are saying. My emotions go up and down during the race as I picture what is supposedly going on.
Give it a go if you have to wait until the Monday like me to watch the race it's a really good way of getting an idea of what is happening and if your anything like me you may even get a buzz from it!
So, this was the official Motogp Class Tyres which were used for the race that might interest you all....
Well done to Marquez another win at Texas to add to his wins there.....
Ok, so here is the best bit other than the photos, the round up of comments from the riders posted around the web, I love doing this gives me an idea of what the riders are thinking....
Folger:- 'It is strange because normally at the end of the race I feel stronger on the bike, especially when the fuel is less, but this didn't happen here, I tried to do like always and adapt with a differenr riding style with the lighter bike but it was not working.
We will analyse everything and see what happened. There was not much time different to the top six so that is positive but I have to learn to make less mistakes and be stronger in the fight'. Quote - Crash.net
Vinales:- 'I couldn't have done anything about this crash, said Vinales, who is now six points behind Yamaha team-mate and new championship leader Valentino Rossi and 12 clear Austin winer Marc Marquez in third.
I know the tyre was not as good as this morning, because on the left side I had some warning at the start of the second lap.'
'I'm disappointed about the race for myself and the team because they worked really good all weekend and then yo get a tyre without the same grip we had in the morning and I crashed doing the same thing as the morning'. - Quote Autosport
Smith:- 'It was a tricky day with tire choice. When the sun came out we were a bit worried about whether the soft tire would really work, and we had done the majority of our work on that tire choice. The hard tire was okay when we had grip but then we had problems when it slowly disappeared. I was a bit nervous when I saw Pol's bike smoking and after that, I just tried to look after the bike and the tires. I started to push a bit to see if I could stay in front of Bautista but he was strnger than us. In the end I just tried to finish the 21 laps to get some important information for the team.
We always knew that this race was going to be dfficult one for us. I'm proud that wwe were able to have a bike that could do one fast lap, now our objective is to move forward and make one that does 21 laps'. Quote - Bradley Smith Website
Crutchlow:- 'It was a good race, I felt confident throughout and my team did a fantastic job all weekend. Of course, I'm a little disappointed not to get the podium because we were very close, but I took oo long to pass Johann Zarco and after that I lost a little bit time running off the track'.
'But I felt comfortable dring the race ad physically strong, and I was still able to push towards the end. I would have liked another podium, but a third in Argentina and fourth here in Texas is good from the last two flyaway races. Hopefully we can carry this momentum into the first European round in Jerez'. Quote - Coventry Observer
Marquez:- ' I was playing a lot with the set-up, trying to find staility and have more confidence, for some reason we didn't find it, then I was looking to tyre life because the front tyre I was destroying a lot.
'In the race everone suffered but we were able to manage quite well and I felt better. Bit still it didn't feel like I wanted'.
'The mistake of Argentina was big and I didn't want to repeat it'. Quote - Autosport
Rossi:- It was a great surprise for me and for the team because we were struggling very much with the new bike, especially during the winter'.
'I thik we need more time to understand the setting ad te way to ride it, but at the end this bike is very good, especially in the race and with the used tyres. I'm so happy about Sunday's race, because I wasn't so far from the front and it's also the best result of my career at this track, so its good'.
On the penalty Rossi said:- 'For me, the penalty wasn't right, the problem is we either do it like this, or we crash together at a ery dangerous point. But for me, though accepting Race Direction's decision, the mistake was made by Zarco'.
Quote - GPUpdate.net
Lorenzo:- Obviously, ninth place is not a good position, because we are here to fight for the championship, and to win. For the moment this is not possble, but we are much closer to the other Ducatis, and we are much closer obviously to the other competitors'. Quote - Crash.net
Next Motogp Event:- 7th May 2017, Circuit, Circuito de Jerez, Location, Spain, Circuit Length, 4,423km, Width, 11m, Pole Position, Left, Longest Straight, 607m, Left Corners, Five, Right Corners, Eight
That's it for me folks for this week, I really must try to start gathering this information earlier! I always leave it so late....
Ride safe all and please keep adding your piccies to my facebook and twitter account I love to share them with others, don't forget to like and share.