Oh boy. We’d be lying to you if we called this one a classic. It wasn’t.
Sepang brought out the worst of the current era of MotoGP. While we were delighted for Enea Bastianini to take his first win for the factory Ducati team, the distance between the Top 4 was exacerbated by a heavy amount of dirty air. The tyre pressure issue reared its ugly head again as well as five riders break the rule on the limits and Bagnaia loses his practical “joker” after Martin’s “illegal” win in Thailand. Is there anything that can be done to fix the problem?
And we also talk more about the incoming mess at Repsol Honda. Red Bull will be walking away from the team as a key sponsor at the end of the year, and Luca Marini has now become the favourite for the Marquez replacement seat in 2024. But with Valencia’s test now just 13 days away, is it a good look for the most decorated team in the business to have no confirmed lineup and 50 crashes on the season?
It’s a headache-inducing M101 and it starts now!