Round 7 - Assen
Well well, crazy days. Jorge Lorenzo had a highside in FP1 in the wet at 200kmph
which has resulted in him breaking his left collarbone. In a titanic effort, Cal Crutchlow has taken pole so tomorrow may be the day he wins, still it's going to be hard as the Hondas continue to get better and Rossi is showing flashes of speed too. Despite the second place, Marquez is riding hurt with a broken finger so I'm not sure how well he can go over the race distance. Jorge has flown to Barcelona, had his collarbone plated and is on his way back to the Netherland and there's the distinct chance that he may race. Also, it may rain and everything will go mental.
In Moto2 Scott Redding has qualified in second place behind Pol Espergaro in what is turning out to be a fascinating battle of wills and skills.
As it's traditional, the Dutch MotoGp is actually on on a Saturday rather than a Sunday so tomorrow is race day. In some bizarre stroke of idiocy I can't see that it's being shown on the BBC at all, we just have F1, Wimbledon and Glastonbury and this is the first British pole for 11 years... ah here we go:
MotoGP, Moto2 & Moto3 races: 11:05-15:00 on BBC Sport website and BBC Red Button
Sunday, 30 June: Race 10:30-12:05 BBC Two (repeat) the stupid bastards have put it on the red button or online. Cocks.
Eurosport are showing (on Eurosport 2/2HD) the MotoGp warm up at 10:15 then Moto3 and Moto 2 live from 10:45. The MotoGp is shown at 15:10 in a live format even though it's delayed. Finally, if the races those of you have watched have created a hunger for bike racing then the World Superbike superpole from Imola is showing live tomorrow at 14:00 - really worth a watch as it's every bit as exciting.