I filled out the survey. I appreciate Dorna looking for feedback from their audience to gauge how to approach the future of the series. I couldn't be happier as a subscriber to Dorna's product tbh - I get access to all the content I could possibly want for a fee that is reasonable and in support of the series. Thinking back to the 90s, if the races weren't on TV, I'd take note of the time that any channel would show "sports highlights" and watch every single one in hope that one would show race highlights.Oh, and if anyone is interested, Dorna is doing a fan survey about the current state of the series as well as future plans:
Global MotoGP™ Fan Survey 2022
I'm normally pretty skeptical of this stuff (had one recently from eBay asking about my 'relationship' to the corporation and whether I felt 'understood' by them that I quickly closed), but Dorna is clearly at a bit of a crossroads, both post-Rossi and being jealous of the F1 explosion as a product of their, uh, 'heightened' reality show over on Netflix. While I have mixed feelings about Dorna and Ezpeleta, there is always a risk they start worrying a bit too much about the sizzle and forget the steak. Either way...
I enjoyed the race. I feel like Quartararo is one with his machine while others aren't. Pecco's mysterious crash - as you mentioned he seemed to be shouting at the bike - why would you do that to me? Mixed results from Ducati riders suggests the same. Maybe Aleix is close, but he seeemed to struggle in the conditions this weekend. Nice to see Maverick in a good mood. I'm impressed with Zarco. My wife and I joke, when we're not sure who's going to be on the podium or top qualifying, we say Zarco and he's always there or thereabouts. I find myself rooting for him now. If Quartararo wins, he'll be a deserving world champion. I like the underdog (doesn't every Roma fan?) - hoping Aleix and Zarco keep fighting right to the end.