Wednesday, June 28, 2006

Colin v Nicky rematch

Thankfully my damaged arm seems to be healing enough to allow me to finally write another post, and not a moment too soon since we have a nice chunky weekend of racing ahead!

Although some of my favourite racing is happening this weekend including V8 Supercars and American Le Mans, I'd lying if I said I wasn't most excited about the MotoGP race at Donington in the UK. I have to say that last Saturday's Assen TT was one of the most nailbiting races I have ever watched, and that's not the first time I've said that this year about a MotoGP race. Despite the smaller grid this year, the MotoGP boys are really making a show of it, and best of all we have Nicky Hayden sitting right on top of the championship table! The last lap dogfight between himself and fellow "first European MotoGP victory"-seeking American Colin Edwards was mindblowing! You can't help but feel sorry for poor old Col' who lost the race and his first ever MotoGP win by falling at the very last corner.

So it's time for a rematch between the Texan Tornado and the Kentucky Kid, assuming that Valentino Rossi and real-life Oompa Loompa Loris Capirossi are still not fit. Colin goes well at Donington, and he'll be hungry for revenge. However, Nicky will have gotten his first non-Laguna win, and will be looking to consolidate his 42-point lead in the championship. A win is less of a big deal to Nicky now. If Col can get his bike working well, he might FINALLY get that win, which he definitely deserves. Anyone who saw his scraps with Troy Bayliss in WSBK at Imola in 2002 will never, ever question the man's ability to win world championship races.

To make things extra-exciting I ordered my tickets for the Laguna MotoGP race last week, so it's nice to finally be certain that I'm going this year.

Preview of this weekend's 4-wheel racing will follow tomorrow.

1 comment:

fizzing hari said...

HA ~ "real-life Oompa Loompa Loris Capirossi"