MotoGP 2018 starts today!
I know there are a couple of users who watch at least sporadically so figured I would make a thread.
Q: Close and exciting racing, miraculous saves, eight billion overtakes per lap, SUSPENSE!? Sold - how do I watch this amazing sport in the UK?
A: Presuming you don’t want to spend £££ on a subscription, all sessions are broadcast live on BT Sport.
Q: Isn’t it like the motorcycle equivalent of F1 though?
A: Besides it being a Grand Prix World Championship, no. There’s more excitement in five laps of Moto3 than an entire season of F1. You get to watch the young guys (and very occassionally girls) coming up as well which makes it much easier to invest.
Q: Who are the contenders?
A: Marc Marquez will start basically any season as at least joint favourite. Andrea Dovizioso was the surprise star of last season and looks set to continue that form. Valentino Rossi and Maverick Vinales can never be counted out. Jorge Lorenzo, Dani Pedrosa, Cal Crutchlow, Johann Zarco? Less likely for the championship but certainly contending for wins.
Q: Who are the British riders?
A: Cal Crutchlow, Bradley Smith, and Scott Redding in MotoGP; Sam Lowes and Danny Kent in Moto2; John McPhee in Moto3.
Q: Who do you support?
A: Marc Marquez in MotoGP; Alex Marquez and Andrea Locatelli in Moto2; Jaume Masia in Moto3. Also generally root for all the Japanese riders.