Cormac Shoots Barcelona: Ups And Downs In Montmelo

Contrary to appearances, Fabio Quartararo was not lying down on the job at Barcelona

Which Maverick Viñales would turn up this weekend, we asked ourselves? Unlike Misano, the wrong one.

Franco Morbidelli pushed early, but had no tire left at the end of the race. Alex Rins did the opposite, and finished ahead

A weekend of up and downs for Valentino Rossi...

His deal to race a factory Yamaha in the Petronas team was announced...

He qualified on the front row of the grid, key to a good result on a Yamaha M1...

He chased down Franco Morbidelli and looked to be on course for a podium, maybe even a win ...

Until ...



Better luck next time

Joan Mir was like a shark smelling blood in the water

The battle for ninth, tenth, and eleventh. Some come down for Viñales, who finished ahead of Cal Crutchlow and Brad Binder

Brad Binder gets serious

It was not to be for Pol Espargaro, the factory KTM rider crashing out of the race at the halfway mark

Marc Marquez made a brief return to the paddock at Barcelona, to meet with Honda about his progress

And explain how his recovery was going

And dream of a return. Aragon? Maybe. Valencia? More likely


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That last photo of Marquez sitting on his bike.  You can see the hunger to get back on the bike and wring its neck, and how much he is missing it in his eyes.  I wonder what's going through his head.