Team work is key in MotoGP!
Valentino Rossi and his Yamaha crew did the best job of managing the intricate business of changing circumstances at the Spanish Grand Prix. With subtle increases in track temperature over three days and the resultant diminishing tyre grip over race distance it turned out to be Rossi and crew who got the better of Jerez! Lorenzo reported that he was using less than 80% of full power in a straight line due to wheelspin while Marc Marquez considered his third place as damage limitation and 16 points as better than nothing! Marc's maturity shining through in 2016.
Sam Lowes was Britain's hero as he took his first win of the season and increased his Moto2 championship lead over Alex Rins! He grabbed the lead after a mistake by second placed Jonas Folger and eased away to win by 2.5 seconds with a long wheelie to the flag! Superb.
And what a way to win your first ever Grand Prix! A penalty from Race Direction meant Brad Binder was forced to start from the back row of the grid in [what must be] the most competitive field ever seen in Moto3, but he carved his way through to take an historic victory. He'll never forget THAT! And nor will we!
Round 5 is at LeMans in France and Michelin's MotoGP team will be working hard to make sure that their home Grand Prix goes without a hitch, while Sam Lowes' efforts might make British fans consider a quick trip across the channel to cheer him on. We'll be there, hope you will be too!
All the best