Ryder Notes: Indy To Brno

At 34k feet


Marquez is going to win more races but he no longer has the bike that’ll let him run away from the Yamahas. Aragon may be the exception to that rule.

Ducati have dropped back into a state of mild depression. They didn’t expect the GP15 to be as good as it was straight away but are now unsure how to move forward and keep up with the Japanese.

The same could be said for Suzuki but they do have improvements, including a seamless gearbox, in the offing.

There are interesting power shifts in several teams. Iannone is in the ascendant at Ducati despite his troublesome and painful shoulder injury. At Suzuki, Vinales out-qualified Espargaro for the first time then beat him in the race too.

I have never seen a weirder race than that Moto3 GP. The three guys on the rostrum didn’t have one top-three finish between them before that race.

Johann Zarco is not going to play it safe in Moto2 but Alex Rins will be a MotoGP rider before him. Rins’ season is now at least as impressive as last year’s top rookie Maverick Vinales – and he’s having another pretty good rookie season himself.


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