Sunday was a day of motorsport for me, which included watching the MotoGP race from Phillip Island as well as the United States Grand Prix. What a contrast there was between the maximum-commitment racing overtakes there and the mirror-signal-manoeuvre DRS passes that we see so often in Formula 1.
From the first lap to the last I couldn't take my eyes off it, and the riders were happy to be interviewed before and after the races - and had smiles on their faces.
Between the seven of them riding a mixture of manufacturer bikes - Hondas, Yamahas, Suzukis and Aprillias - and even a couple of privateer (yes, privateer!) Hondas and Yamahas, overtaking was on a corner-by-corner basis. Some of them were so close that Valentino Rossi actually ended up with black rubber marks on the left shoulder of his leathers from eventual winner Marc Marquez's front tyre!