I am absolutely gutted ... Valentino Rossi broke his leg yesterday in morning practice. He had a terrible crash flipped right of his bike, flying through the air and spun over and over in the gravel. You could see his leg was broken as he was flying through the air.
It will be so interesting today to see if there are any people on that bend. I doubt there will be any on the day ticket sales today.
The reason Im so gutted is last week I bought tickets to Silverstone, Merv and I decided we would like to be at the first Moto GP at Silverstone be part of the atmosphere. The tickets are not cheap it cost almost £120 to sit on the grass!
We had already bought tickets for the Day of Champions on the Thursday before race day on Sunday which is such good fun, you get up close and personal with lots of the riders. We always gets to see Vale and now he wont be there. They have a fantastic auction at the end of the day where all the riders give leathers, gloves, boots etc to sell for charity. JT is always there with his band Crash, but even he isnt going to be there this year because of his commitments to World Superbikes.
Niether of these days are going to be quite the same with Valentino. Hope he heals well and quickly, he has had an operation to pin it already, but he will be out for at least 6 races if not more.