It’s day one at Phillip Island for the Moto GP, and there isn’t a bit of blue sky to be seen. It hasn’t stopped raining since about 2am this morning and there is mud, slush and water everywhere. I’ve had a look through the display pavilion, bought some stuff, looked over the bikes, and managed to see Wayne Gardner give a speech on behalf of the Flying Doctors. Although I did find out a little more about his latest doctors checkup than I anticipated.
I’ll keep this blog updated as the weekend progresses, so please feel free to check back.
It’s race day today and the sun is trying to punch through. I managed to wander around the circumference of the track yesterday during qualifying to get some different angles on the bikes. Plenty of knee down action from the GP bikes, with Stoner taking pole position for today’s race.
I was planning on doing my usual run up Gardner Straight after the race has finished, but they’ve removed the tyre wall and created a mud filled moat with an Arco fence. I’m doubtful I’ll be able to get myself and my camera gear from the Honda tent, down the hill, over the fence and onto the track without making a mess of it. Maybe next year…
So after another Australian win by Stoner, and an amazing battle between Hayden and Rossi, the 2010 Moto GP is over. The sun came out for all three races: 125cc, Moto2, and Moto GP. This provided it’s own challenges, with a mixture of wet and dry patches on the road creating numerous issues for the riders. But the sun quickly dried the track to allow for some exciting racing!
I’m looking forward to next year, and taking the 2500km round trip on my little Honda. Pack light, enjoy the ride, and have a beer with mates at the end of a day in the saddle.