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Over the weekend I was able to make the trip to Austin, Texas, for a stop of the MotoGP schedule. As an avid fan of the global series (basically the way I looked at SX before coming into the industry), it’s a huge honor to walk the paddock with full access and stand trackside as bikes fly by at full speed. No matter where the schedule stops it’s clear that a few riders are superstars that fans collectively lose their shit over, especially Valentino Rossi. The charismatic Italian is considered the last of the old guard, as he’ll race for the win on Sunday afternoon, party Sunday night, and be ready to test on Monday morning. Monster Energy did a full series on the 46 last year, and his life on and off of the track is exciting. A new contract with Movistar Yamaha will keep The Doctor on the grid for a few more seasons, a challenge he’s certainly fit for as a second place finish in Texas propelled him to the top of the championship standings.

A new contract with Movistar Yamaha will keep The Doctor on the grid for a few more seasons, a challenge he’s certainly fit for because the second place finish in Texas propelled him to the top of the championship standings. If you’re not a MotoGP fan yet, then try to watch the next round from Spain on May 7th. With Rossi leading, Marquez ready to defend his 2016 title, and the emergence of Maverick Vinales as a front-runner, it’s going to be incredible.

Check back later this week for a few more pieces of content from MotoGP. WFL!

PHOTO INFORMATION
Photographer | Michael Antonovich
Camera | Canon EOS 5D Mark III
Lens | Canon EF 300 f/2.8 IS L Lens
Shutter Speed | 1/200
Aperture | 13
ISO | 200