Tuesday, April 15, 2008

Well, that didn't take long

I was just describing how impressive Moto GP rookie Jorge Lorenzo was in his first race, finishing second in Qatar, and it took him only two more races to win, taking the top step on the podium at Estoril, Portugal this past Sunday. I was watching the Flyers beat the Capitals and didn't see it, but it wasn't a shock as the Fiat Yamaha rider was on the podium in the first two races and has been very fast in qualifying.

Lorenzo's reward for winning? Surgery for arm pump. Yeeesh.

Looks like the Chupa Chups man will be in the thick of it not only this year, but for years to come. Plus, he's a little Spaniard I can root for against the little Spaniard I don't root for, Repsol Honda's Dani Pedrosa, who won the second round race at Jerez, Spain.

My main guy in Moto GP, American and Repsol Honda rider Nicky Hayden, didn't fare so well. He crashed out of fourth place half way through, obviously before the below photo was shot. The other Americans did well, though, with Tech 3 Yamaha's Colin Edwards finishing fourth and Kawasaki's John Hopkins fifth.

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