If you have experienced the mood at a racetrack after a competitor has lost their life, you won't need me to describe what it was like in Barcelona last Friday after Luis Salom's accident. If you haven't, I'm glad you haven't.
Whatever your role at the venue, from spectator to race winner, danger is a known quantity, but when it shows its hand it is a stark, tragic reminder. A racetrack becomes a terrible place to be, but what remains of an event's natural weekend rhythm often says a lot about the people involved.
When Salom crashed, I was at Scott Redding's post-practice media session. There's a point in my audio recording where Moto2 bikes stop blasting down the front straight. By the time I arrived at the next rider debrief, that of Maverick Vinales, news of the red flag and the cause was on Twitter.