WTF of the year
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