April 12th, 2010

Scott Jones' Race Day Photos From Qatar - Part I

Big Ben's tough qualifying was followed by an outstanding race

This was about as big as Valentino Rossi's lead got


Editor's Blog: Journalists Are Fans Too

 One of the best places in the world to watch a MotoGP race - apart from the stands, among the fans - is in the press room. Journalism is supposed to be a lofty profession, whose practitioners raise themselves above the level of the subjective fans, and regard the world with a cool, clear, objective eye. To be fair, for most of the weekend, that's exactly what the journalists attempt to do. But once the lights go out and the racing starts, any pretense of objectivity goes right out of the window, and the journos become ordinary fans once again.

April 11th

2010 Qatar MotoGP Race Result - Thrilling Season Opener Full Of Surprises

Results and summary of the MotoGP race from Qatar:

2010 Qatar Moto2 Race Result - New Era Dawns With Strong Winner

Results and summary of the first ever Moto2 race, from Qatar:

2010 Qatar 125cc Race Result - Breakaway Halts Four-Way Dust-Up

Results and summary of the 125cc race at Qatar:

2010 Qatar MotoGP Warm Up Result - Stoner Completes Domination Of Practice

Results of the Warm Up session for the MotoGP class at Qatar: 

2010 Qatar Moto2 Warm Up Result - Bradl Edges Luthi, Debon Close Behind

Results of the Moto2 warm up at Qatar: 

2010 Qatar 125cc Warm Up Result - Terol Edges Rabat

Results of the warm up session for the 125cc class at Qatar: 

2010 Valencia World Superbike Race 2 Results - Aggregate Race Decided By Hundredths

Results of the second World Superbike race at Valencia:

2010 Valencia World Supersport Race Results - Comfortable Victory For Popular Winner

Results of the World Supersport race at Valencia:

2010 Valencia WSBK Race 1 Results - Winner Decided By Half Distance

Results of World Superbikes race 1 at Valencia: 

Saturday Images From The Nikon Of Scott Jones

Rossi missing out on pole was not for want of trying

One half of Team Texas

Editor's Blog: Old And New - How Media Is Changing

The comment that I have probably received most since I started this blog was "I want your job!" And frankly, I have to pinch myself to see if this is still all really happening, so it is a sentiment I can completely understand. Being allowed to work in the MotoGP paddock and up in the press room feels like a genuine privilege, and being surrounded with people who share the same passion is truly remarkable.

I often wonder at how this all came about. Just over four years ago, I posted a season preview on the Adventure Rider motorcycle forum, and now, I learned today, I am the first journalist from an online publication ever to receive a permanent pass from Dorna. In the intervening years I have worked hard both to keep learning as much as I can about racing, and communicate my passion for the sport to a wider audience. It has cost me blood, sweat, tears, and more money than I like to think about, but all these would have been to no avail if it wasn't for one factor: The Internet.

April 10th