I generally find comparing two sports a bit unnecessary. Especially when it involves fans of one sport picking holes in, or belittling, another. But in a PR and therefore commercial sense, MotoGP scored a major early win over Formula 1 on Monday.
It can thank the factory Yamaha team, fittingly the reigning triple champion, which launched its 2016 bike two weeks before the year's first pre-season test and two months before the season opener in Qatar.
The event, held in the Barcelona headquarters of major sponsor Movistar, ran for about 90 minutes, and was streamed live on the team and MotoGP's websites.