Yesterday's motorcycle grand prix at Silverstone was typical of most recent Moto GP weekends; lacklustre and disappointing.

If you were one of the fans who'd paid decent money to get in, you were probably wishing you hadn't after several hours of torrential rain. The bottom line? Moto GP is fairly and squarely in the doldrums. Gone are the epic battles, close racing and passion of a few years ago. Even Valentino Rossi can't seem to get things going.

Don't get me wrong, I have the greatest respect for every rider who throws a leg over a Moto GP bike but it just isn't entertaining at the moment and it comes to something when I'm tuning in to watch the 125's and Moto2.

Something has to change with Moto GP and it has to happen soon. There's too much electronics, too much machine management. We need more horsepower, more rider skill, more drifting, closer racing and more excitement.

Mark R
Currently riding a 1992 Triumph Trophy 900 (with very little electronic trickery, thankfully)


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