We started the 2007 MotoGP season heralding a brand-new 800cc formula with Dani Pedrosa on a Honda as favourite, a nose ahead of Valentino Rossi's Yamaha and Loris Capirossi's Ducati. No one else was realistically within a shout,. less for maybe Marco Melandri who had a Honda on Bridgestones.
A Ducati won the first race, but it was the other one. He kept on winning too. At times it looked like it got boring, according to the nay-sayers.
Qatar was an thrilling race; new era, new bikes, new winner beating the master. Jerez was a bit flat. In Turkey it was good to see Elias battle through, but Pedrosa was toppled on the first lap.