the greatest show on earth

This weekend marked the start of the 2019 MotoGP World Championship. For fans of circuit racing the Grand Prix circus of the two-wheelers surely is one of the most exciting series to watch. The first Grand Prix was held today mainly under floodlight at the Losail International Circuit in the Qatari desert. The opening Moto3 race went to Kaito Toba who is the first Japanese motorcycle racer to score a win in the entry level class. The Moto2 race saw Thomas Luthi on his return from a very unsuccessful year in the 2018 MotoGP season catch up from seventh spot on the grid and challenge the later race winner Lorenzo Baldassarri. Finally the MotoGP race culminated in the same epic battle fought on the last corners between Andrea Dovizioso and world champion Marc Marquez, just like 12 months earlier and leading to the commentators’ statement that MotoGP is the greatest show on earth. All in all, it was a successful start to a hopefully very exciting season. Now I am looking forward to the next weekend when both Formula 1 World Championship and FIA World Endurance Championship will debut.

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