If you've ever seen the opening sequence of the Academy Award-acclaimed motion picture Dallas Buyers Club, you'll know just how intrinsic the sport of rodeo is interwoven into Texas culture. And while there are many elements to its show, wild horse or bull riding are its signature disciplines.
If you're a MotoGP fan, it's Marc Marquez and his wild Honda taming that's been the main event when Dorna brings its two-wheeled show to Austin.
Marquez even wore a special helmet with 'rodeo' (a Spanish word, which translates to 'round up') writ large across the back. Watching him shimmy along as his RC213V bucked and reared like a bronco along Austin's 200mph-plus back straight was little short of jaw-dropping.