Let's get ready for Qatar! Preseason Test this week!
I'm flying out at dawn from BCN to Madrid, and then on to Sunny Doha, Qatar. I am extremely glad I won't be stuck at Heathrow (the World's Greatest Airport, right up there with Boston's), like I was so many times last year.
This marks a full year since I caught the Qatar tests while I was working on the Losail National Cup, which is posted here. A year later finds me actually working with one of the GP teams, and I'm incredibly thankful for everything that's happened in that time. It really HAS been a Wild Ride so far, and I think it's only going to get better and better! Lots to prep, and lots to pack, but this afternoon I took a break and went for a bicycle ride with Hiro Aoyama to get some thick, Argentinean Pizza in the Borne district. Then, we took some time to check out every page of the latest Motocourse MotoGP and WSBK annual, which features 2007 World Champion Nicky Hayden on the cover. Tonight was quiet, and I spent my time catching up with old friends online. It's not almost 4AM, which means it's time for me to head out. I'll be bumping to this in the meantime!