And just like that, the Championship got a lot less exciting. Fabio Quartararo absolutely dominates the Catalunya weekend, but the real stories here happened right at the start and at the very end of the weekend.
Turn 1 had Championship implications written all over it – Taka Nakagami completely botching his entry point, tucking the front and SMASHING HIS HEAD INTO PECCO BAGNAIA’S BIKE. Somehow, largely fine. But he took himself, Pecco and Alex Rins out of the race, the lattermost breaking his wrist in the process. Alex Rins was absolutely seething when the stewards decided not to punish Taka for his role in the incident and said the sport’s stewards aren’t fit for MotoGP. Is he right? We debate the sport’s directionless stewarding at large.
We also discuss Aleix Espargaro’s title hopes, which took a serious blow when he FORGOT HOW MANY LAPS WERE LEFT. No seriously, from 2nd place on track, he celebrated a lap too soon and dropped to 5th place after looking at the timing tower instead of his pitboard. extra points giftwrapped to his only title rival left in Fabio Quartararo. We discuss one of the greatest sporting bloopers of modern times.
We also talk a little more silly season as Jack Miller was virtually confirmed to be heading to KTM for the 2023 season with Miguel Oliveira being pushed out the back door. We discuss the fallout in KTM, their rider treatment and whether this move has the impact KTM thinks its does.
All that and more on Motorsport101!