I’m just (re)packing the bags for Monza, one of the craziest SBK rounds on the calendar, the other being Imola – yes, Italy is the common denominator here, with the races held in the Bel Paese attracting more fans, sponsors and media than we see anywhere else. This means my boys Carlos and Ayrton have a pretty busy schedule with a variety of interviews, photoshoots, sponsor events, and the list goes on…
The weather wasn’t exactly cooperative at Monza last season and, having just checked a forecast, it could be similarly dodgy this year – we’ve had a lot of thunderstorms in the last few days which is the last thing we want on a track that never seems to dry out :-(
I’m heading up there tomorrow afternoon so that I wake up on Thursday already in ‘Monza-mode’, less of a shock to the system that way, hehe. Once we get past Monza I’ll be able to look forward to enjoying a few days of R&R at my parents place in the UK, catching up with some old friends before heading on to Donington which should be a veritable walk in the park compared to the coming weekend’s round.
I’ll do my best to post more regularly from here on in as I know I’ve been slack recently. Monza reports coming up shortly!