After a time of much suffering, the clouds parted, the sun appeared, and millions gathered around the glow of their computer screens. Great joy spread throughout the land as the 2017 MotoGP season was finally at hand. Under the bright lights of the Losail race track in Doha, Qatar, we will collectively witness the modern gladiators climb aboard their machines and prepare to do battle at the limits of the laws of physics. Each of the pilots carries with him the hope of millions of fans. Now, it’s time to see with whom MOrons stand.
Our ace MotoGP correspondent, Bruce Allen, has set the stage with his 2017 MotoGP Season Preview. Because of this, we expect Ducati, Honda, and Yamaha to be the primary manufacturers on the track. We’d like to imagine KTM’s new team and Aprilia’s updated bike could factor in the points table, but wins will surely have to wait.
Allen’s Qatar Preview asks the question that has been on every MotoGP fan’s lips. Namely, does Maverick Vinales have substance behind his take-no-prisoners pre-season performance or will his youth and exuberance cause some unforced errors? The rest of the Aliens are more than capable of sealing the deal on race day.