Monday, October 27, 2008
On yer bike!
A couple of quick sketches of MotoGP riders Valentino Rossi, top, and Chris Vermeulen. I think there must be an unwritten rule that these guys try and outdo each other with the biggest, tackiest sunglasses and craziest headgear. Vermeulen wears a light blue hat that looks like it's made from towelling to match his blue Suzuki livery.
Sunday's race was the last of the season and Rossi already had the championship in the bag but I've marked it with a couple of drawings because it is the last race for Eurosport's commentating team Toby Moody and Julian Ryder. Eurosport won't be covering MotoGP next year and are letting those two go which is an amazing decision considering their popularity. It's the chemistry between those two and their great commentary, along with Randy Mamola, that makes it so much fun to watch. Formula 1 has become so bitchy and unpleasant, watching these riders going hell for leather and having fun - understanding what they do is actually entertainment! - is a breath of fresh air. It won't be the same without Toby and Julian though.