You should try getting a MotoGP pass next season. I was like that as well - absolutely no interest in watching motor sports (Always been a huge NBA fan and watch NFL) but now I look forward to Sunday MotoGP races more than any basketball or football game…You just get so invested in the riders…
There used to be a video online of the 125cc round at Valencia in 2001 commentated on by Toby Moody and Julian Ryder that saw them 4 wide going into the last corner, before the guy behind them all slipstreamed them and won. The commentary made it unforgettable.
“YOUICHI UI!!!!”, as the little Japanese rider divebombs them all into the last turn. Amazing.
Last year was the first time I started watching moto3 and moto2 and moto3 just blew my mind. From the start of the race, right up to the checkered flag, they’re rubbing elbows and slipstreaming past each other. Its insane.
I wish I remember the year and course - but there was a GP race ~7-8 years back that the whole thing was just edge of the seat metal. 3 and 4 wide into turns at many points during the race.
Wish the American could’ve won tho. J Hop was a young kid with a lot of potential who messed it up with poor decisions and then faced a lot of injuries after he got his shit together. Winning this championship would have been a nice redemption.
BSB you need to find a stream, nobody in the US (that I’m aware of) broadcasts it live. MotoGP and F1 are on Fox Sports 1 I believe, or if you’re lucky enough to get BT Sport or Sky they’re available that way as well. WSBK is another crap shoot, mostly you have to figure out where the European TV streams are or wait until they’re available by… other means.
If you’re dedicated to it, WSBK and MotoGP both offer official VideoPass subscriptions that let you watch everything live as well as all the races they have in the archives.