Espargaro the leader
It was a fairy tale weekend in Argentina for Aleix Espargaro and Aprilia. That win was a long time coming for both parties but now, the focus is firmly on the Americas GP - a track they really struggled at in 2021.
"Sounds good, sounds good. These last few days have been fantastic, I feel happy but at the same time relaxed because I had the confidence I didn't have in the past. In past I dreamed I could win, now I know I can. It's not going to be easy weekend for me because last year we suffered a lot in this track, it was one of the most difficult, but this year is different. We've new asphalt, bumps will be a lot better, the 2022 machine is a lot better and we arrive in a completely different position. I can't wait to go out on track and see how fast I can go."
As the collaboration between the FIM, IRTA, MSMA and Dorna reaches an incredible milestone in Texas, defending champion Quartararo was excited and recalled the journey.
"For me it was 2005 in Jerez, the fight between Valentino Rossi and Sete Gibernau. This is one of the races that made me want to be a MotoGP rider."
With the FIM, IRTA, the MSMA and Dorna working together, progress has been wide-ranging and comprehensive.
The Grand Prix Commission, comprising representatives from the FIM, IRTA, MSMA and Dorna, has been a driving force behind the modern day MotoGP. Thanks to the evolution in the technical regulations agreed by all parties, the competition has never been better, with the sport showcasing the most level playing field possible across MotoGP, Moto2 and Moto3.
A photo opportunity celebrated the milestone in style, with riders from across the classes and representatives from each organisation heading to the main straight with the giant '500GP' that will be at home in the paddock all weekend.
The collaboration between the FIM, IRTA, MSMA and Dorna Sports began in 1992, ushering in a new era -- the results of which can be seen every Sunday, and will doubtless be on show once again at the Red Bull Grand Prix of the Americas.