Today was the second time this year a Formula One race was shown on national television. Yes, you read correctly, not another NASCAR race, but a race where drivers must also know how to turn rightâ€¦ and use the brakes. Now, before you begin ...
Today was the second time this year a Formula One race was shown on national television. Yes, you read correctly, not another NASCAR race, but a race where drivers must also know how to turn right… and use the brakes.
Now, before you begin thinking that I may have been "seduced by the dark side", you must know that I remain an avid motorcycle fan first and foremost.
The reason I have watched both Formula One (F1) races (the Imola and Spanish GPs) on CBS Sports so far, is because I want to show CBS my support for realizing that some Americans may be tired of watching "stock" cars driving around in circles.
Fox and its TV affiliates have played the NASCAR game to death. There are even shows on how often NASCAR drivers use the bathroom. If there is some type of skill, talent or technical ability required to drive a "stock" car, these "tabloid" shows have done a great job of blurring it.
F1 and motorcycle racing are like in that both disciplines require the driver/rider know how to turn left and right, and accelerate and brake. However, this is where the similarities end. We could get into why one is better than the other, but that is not the point here. The question to the "car guys" out there is, will you give MotoGP a try and return the favor?
MotoGP will return to America after an 11-year hiatus. The U.S. GP at Mazda Laguna Seca is set to take place July 8 -10. If you thought F1 racing was exciting, watch one MotoGP race and I guarantee your standards for excitement will be raised to new heights. And if you cannot attend or watch a MotoGP race, then check back here to get all the latest breaking-news about MotoGP.