Well Hi everyone and welcome to the first of what I hope will be a regular column on the motor bike world. I hope to include something for all bikers but in the racing season I will be concentrating on that as I’m a big fan, hope you are too. I will cover other aspects of biking so let me know what you’d like to see via my email at the end of the piece.
The big (and I mean massive) news in MotoGP is the return of the one and only Marc Marquez who lined up in Portimaofor the Grande Premio de Portugal. At the ripe old age of 28 Marc is already an 8 time world champion, 6 of these in the elite class. Not to take anything from Joan Mir’s success last year on the Suzuki but we’ll all wonder what if…. won’t we?My favourite Marquez comment is from MotoGP doctor Claudio Costa. After declaring his love for Marc he went on to say ”…the wound lasted months, it is the wound of a hero, psychologically he will have the strength of a hero”. That’s the effect he has on people, amazing.
Marc managed 7th which was a fantastic achievement after what he’s been through. If he can stay fit he’ll be in the mix at the end I’m sure but at the moment it’s the Yamahas that are flying having won all 3 races.Fabio Qartararo followed up his win at the 2nd Qatar race with the topof the podium in Portimao. He now heads the standings on 61 points from Francesco Bagnaia on 46 and Maverick Viñales who won the 1st Qatar on 41.

Next stop Jerez at the end of April. With 2 weeks to get stronger can Marquez challenge the flying Frenchman Quartararo? Will the Yamaha domination continue? I can’t wait.
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Stay safe moteros, Jack (not Tim)