WTF of the year

Performance Bikes (UK) - - BIKES AWARDS 2018 -

THE MO­MENT THAT CAUSED the big­gest foul-mouthed out­burst was unan­i­mous. Our night at the bar was just af­ter Phillip Is­land, where Jo­hann Zarco tan­gled with Marc Mar­quez into turn one. “Did you see that? Scary stuff. That’s so fast rac­ing a clas­sic there, I can’t imag­ine be­ing flicked off a MotoGP bike on slicks,” Michael says as he shakes his head and takes a calm­ing sup.

“But what about Pirro’s crash at Mugello? 220mph, over the bars. How do you get away with that? I wanted to hide be­hind the sofa,” Johnny re­calls.

But then I re­call a mo­ment that went so viral I can’t be­lieve it slip­per my mind: Ro­mano Fe­nati’s brake grab at Misano. “Christ, how did I for­get that? Get­ting tan­gled like Zarco, or a bike prob­lem like Pirro, hap­pens, but I still can’t com­pre­hend how a rider at that level made such a bad de­ci­sion,” Michael wisely con­sid­ers. Johnny’s re­sponse is more suc­cinct: “What a dick­head.” Quite.

We con­sid­ered re­nam­ing this ‘Bel­lend of the Year’, in hon­our of Fe­nati

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