This year's Moto GP seems like a great season if you are riding a Honda motorcycle with 5 of the top 10 riders in the Season winning on Honda's. The 2010 season of Moto GP has had some great highlights and some bad luck for some of the riders, however is as entertaining and nail biting as ever and there has only been 5 races!
The Moto GP 2010 season kicked off in the heat of Doha, Qatar on Sunday 11th April. As the first race of the season, many of the riders were just getting used to their finely tuned bikes and testing the waters to find out just how far they could push both the bikes and the riders. Casey Stoner of Australia seemed to be on top form for both practice sessions and qualified in the best time. Unfortunately he did not make the finish line, completing only 17 laps and the 1st place and 25 points went to the crazy Italian, Valantino Rossi.
On 20th June England was the next stop for the Moto GP and 5th race of the season with Silverstone being the chosen track for the first time in 24 years. Jorge Lorenzo definitely stole the show with the best time both practising and qualifying. He then went on to get both the fastest lap and beat the circuit record with his astonishing 2'03.526 lap time! This won him the 25 points and a clearer advantage on the 2010 World Standings where he now leads by 37 points. Lorenzo is shaping up to be the one to beat this season with 3 wins and 2 second places on his Yamaha tuned by the Fiat Yamaha team. Unfortunately it was bad luck for Hiroshi Aoyama as he crashed out of the warm up lap resulting in a fractured vertebra.
With regards to the Manufacturers competition, Honda seems to be the clear winner of this season so far with 5 of the top 10 riders all on Honda motorcycles. Honda have not celebrated this kind of success since 2005 where the season finished with 5 Honda's in the top ten, two of them making the top three positions.
The way Honda's are built and fine tuned by the Moto GP teams ensures they provide the optimum performance for racing and combine this with the skills of the best riders in the world, make for a great entertaining season of riding. With so many riders choosing Honda teams, the amount of Honda motorcycle spares and even full bikes they must go through will be phenomenal. However, with all those wins Honda must being doing something very right!
Now seems a better time than any to get to your local Honda motorcycle dealers and get your hands on the latest bike. With everything from the brand new Honda CBR1000RR Fireblade Super sports bike to the much more relaxed VT1300CX Fury cruiser, there is a bike for every rider. All Honda official retailers will also offer a range of Honda motorcycle parts and accessories to kit you out for your season of summer riding.