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Old May 4th 2014, 08:58 AM   #1
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Well the GP is over and this is my assessment of the event at this track.

The Ups: great access to the track, you can walk right up to the track in a lot of places. I mean close, like if I threw a rock left handed and girlie tosted it I could have hit the riders. It will show, after I get home I will post pics.

Of the three days, day two and race day are the best as the free practices and QFs are as fast and furious as the race itself. Definitively try to make it a all weeknd affair.

Don't miss out on moto 3 or moto 2. I thought it would be boring by comparison, but it was really good here (and if you paid for a 3 day ticket use it).

It is a better track to watch a race at when I compare it to losail or the BIC. Even general admission you see a lot of action.

Parking and getting to the track was surprisingly organized all days and realitively quick. They provide shuttle service from parking to the gates.

The downs:

Hope you speak Spanish cause no one here speaks English, which is a disappointment being a supposed international event. If your hoping to see a sea of Ducatis and want to buy duacti apparel you'll be disappointed. They had one little booth for Ducati shirts and hats. When I asked about where can I buy KTM racing apparel and other stuff the officals said maybe at other tracks, but not here

Travel with someone you like as they will be the only person you will be able to communicate with here. Even the restaurants in the town, people serving you can't speak English. I was lucky and hooked up with a couple of Ozzies, and two Swiss guys, but don't hope for miracles like that.

You better love MM, Jlo, and DP, cause you ain't going to find anything for any other rider in the general admission area, (well of course VR46 stuff).

The food at the track is really limited and the beer wasn't all that, not to mention its expensive. Note: eat before you go and bring your own booze, which surprisingly your allowed to do.

The town of Jerez is nothing to write home about, not like when you go to Austin, or Indy, where there is really life to be seen and experienced.

Keep your ticket handy as the officals always seem to be asking to see it when walking from one area to another, and I'm not talking about trying to slip into the VIP village, I mean the general admin area...I found that strange.

All in all, I would come back again this track rocks! I'm going to try and do Assen and Austin VIP style next year and see if it's better....at worst I'll get lost in Amsterdam

Cheers.
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Was at COTA 3 weeks agoand agree that FP and Qualy can be as good to watch as the races themselves. As a longtime fan I actually enjoy Moto2 the most.
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Old May 4th 2014, 10:40 AM   #3
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What a great ride by Marc. He is something else. 4 wins in a row and 4 poles.

So what is the "Reason" for Rossi doing so good?

I'm sure Mark will come up with some comment about him...

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4 wins in a ROW, not role.
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Old May 4th 2014, 12:10 PM   #5
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Oh yeah another thing that bugged was they ran out of water by the end of the moto 2 race. So once again bring your own stuff to be safe. I'd say the GP race was awesome for 2 laps, then business as usual.

Dovi did awesome....really deserves recognition for the job he's done so far.
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Another positive about this track and being Abe to be so close in several sections was to be able to see the different riders styles.

Lorenzo's style is really really flawless up close. Him and Rossi. You see that they are much quicker in corner and smooth. Though the Hondas are rock solid and like bullets down the straights.

Watching the bikes rocket down the back straight with, what I can only describe as high speed weaves, or oscillations can freak a person out. They all really look like they are on the ragged edge.

Hayden broke my heart. Watching him up close you almost want to go up to him and hug him saying it will be alright. His bike is obviously under powered. He can seriously be faster, but the bike won't do it.

It was also apparent up close how much baltista and bradel struggled. Don't get me wrong...they're gods, but I guess even deity has levels, cause Rossi, Lorenzo, MM, and pedrosa were visibly faster.
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4 wins in a ROW, not role.
Thanks. I get confused sometimes with 3 other languages.
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