Like thee two Bloody Brit' Commentators, I too was left Speechless...
So without any Doubts, last weekend's Season Opening round at Jerez was absolutely Surreal! Although it was Uber' enjoyable to finally watch; Err listen to a MotoGP race upon Thy Telie', something I haven't done since how many years ago did MotoGP unwisely choose BeIN' Sports as it's TV Partner?
As I'd never heard these two Talking Headz' before and certainly didn't recognize their names, only mentioned once briefly during the build-up to the start of the race. Although they prattled on 'bout it being Gory 245 Days since the last MotoGP race; Aye Karumba!
And you've got to feel for Suzuki's Alex Rins, after waiting impatiently for the last eight months to resume racing, only to go down in a vicious Fall when trying to avoid another Fallen Rider during Quallie!
As Rins suffered a fractured Shoulder and Torn ligaments according to the race Announcers and was definitely Unfit to ride Sunday.
Although I Didn't catch who apparently was the other rider not taking part? Since I swear I heard them claim Thar were only 20 Riders racing...
Fabio Quartararo claimed Pole position with Maverick Top gun' Vinales second and Marcus Pinball Wizard Marquez rounding out the Grid's first Row in P3, with the Announcers Jawing on 'N on about Marquez's Steely look of Determination behind his "Ray Ban" sunglasses...
Strangest bit of the whole race was the Monster Yamaha Factory Boyz', nee Vinales and Thee Doctor', aka Valentino Rossi opting to run the Michelin Soft Front tyre compound, the only two riders on the Grid to do so, which in the 40 degrees Celcius Heat was Definitely the Wrong choice!
Vinales jumped into the lead utilizing Yamaha's new Hole-shot device with Quartararo dropping to third behind Marquez.
Yet El Senor Marquez thought Maverick's pace was too Slow and dually past him and set about trying to break Vinales and the rest of the Grid's Hopes of Defeating Him.
Then in what will possibly be known as the Save of the Season? Marquez unbelievably saved what appeared to be a certain crash in Turn-4 on lap 5, with the entire field believing Marc was Kaput since he was in the Dirt and going Down!
Yet Marquez willed his Repsol Honda Upright upon using his Elbows to keep the bike somehow Upright! And re-gathered himself in P16 before he began Storming his way back to the Sharp end of the Grid, simply Amazing!
Meanwhile Quartararo had passed Vinales for the lead and effectively checked-out on Vinales who was trying to nurse his Soft front Rubber home, whilst Marquez was a rider possessed, A la Jaws! Churning up riders like Chum as he seemed invincible in his quest to thoroughly Demoralize the entire Grid by capturing victory from the Ashes of Defeat!
As he'd target acquisitioned Vinales for second with just a handful 'O laps remaining before the ink fatigable Marquez went Down once again! Yet this time even his Alien-like Skills couldn't prevent him from Crashing Hard! As his rear tyre lost adhesion in Turn-3 as he was intent on gobbling up Vinales!
And the last the Announcers said was that he'd been taken to the Infield Medical Centre in an Ambulance with a Neck brace on and his arm appeared to be in Pain. Ending his Streak of 24 Consecutive Top-2 Finishes!
Thus History was made as Fabio Quartararo, whom the Talking Headz' said was only four months old the last time that the French National Anthem had been played at a MotoGP event won his maiden MotoGP race at Ye Ripe 'Ol Age of 21!
Having been born on April 20th of the very same year of France's last MotoGP victory occurring at the September 1999 Valencian Grand Prix. Won by the presumably Obscure French 500cc Grand Prix rider Regis Laconi, his lone GP500 Victory; CRIKEYS!
After scanning the race results, I learned that it was indeed Cal Crutchlow, who I'd heard mentioned briefly during the Broadcast who was the second rider who Did Not Start (DNS) the race. Learning afterwards that he suffered a wrist injury and probable Concussion during the race's morning warm-up session...
Whilst Crutchlow and Marquez both underwent Successful Surgery's the same day in Barcelona with Crutchlow hopeful of competing this weekend and Marquez aiming for Bruno, or the following event...
As Y'all can check out these El Premiero Kneedraggers this Sunday on Big NBC at 11:30Am Pacific. But as Always, Check Your Local Listings.