The rain in Buriram caused quite a stir. There were a lot of things we couldn't see coming. Including the riders in the opening laps
Teamwork makes the dream work. The popularity of this stance is currently disputed.
The typical Buriram dry weather setup: Big brake discs and a minimal front fender to help cool the tire (these are the Michelin Power GP transport tires, hence the tread)
Polesitter vs Polesitter. Marco Bezzecchi started from pole but went backward. Marc Marquez, who had pole at Motegi, moved up to finish fifth
The sky above the grandstand was the color of television....
Miguel Oliveira continues to be formidable in the wet
The ride-height device in action. It gets used a lot at Buriram
Still the most beautiful exhaust, and arguably the most beautiful MotoGP bike. Suzuki's decision to leave is a tragedy, though not just from an aesthetic perspective
Fabio Quartararo is doing everything he can to hold off the might of the Ducatis. The rain made him pay a high price in Buriram
Back, and fast. Cal Crutchlow is on his way to winning the informal Test Riders Championship for 2022
Double duty. Former test rider Tetsuda Nagashima was subbing for the injured Takaaki Nakagami this week, after a wildcard in Motegi
While Honda have switched back to aluminum, KTM are persevering with carbon swingarms. Because it is easier to make small adjustments to the design to change the behavior
The Aprilia RS-GP bears a growing resemblance to the Honda Pacific Coast 800 of the 1990s
The people's favorite, Danilo Petrucci came back to MotoGP to fill in for Joan Mir. He had fun, but jumping on to a new bike is always a major challenge
Jack Miller is fantastic in the wet. Miguel Oliveira is a fraction better
Johann Zarco was convinced he could have won the race had he arrived on the tail of Marc Marquez a couple of laps earlier. But he was "too late" to try to pass Pecco Bagnaia
Brad Binder lost too much ground early. Note the 360 degree camera on the tail of his bike, used for mobile-friendly footage
It has been frustrating for Aleix Espargaro. He is so close to his first MotoGP title, and yet it remains tantalizingly out of his reach
The VR46 Academy is delivering. Both Marco Bezzecchi and Pecco Bagnaia on the front row at Buriram
When the rain hides the problems of the bike, Alex Marquez shows that he is still an outstanding rider
This man is on a roll. Jack Miller has reinvented himself with great success in the second half of the season
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