Toby Moody: MotoGP's fog finally lifts

Toby Moody: MotoGP's fog finally lifts

MotoGP's blistering 2013 season-opener reminded the paddock what it had been missing in recent dour years, reckons Toby Moody, as he celebrates the start of a spectacular new era

As I write, I'm sitting in the press office at the Losail circuit after a magic-carpet-ride of an evening in which a mist has lifted from over the paddock.

Everyone was a winner on the podium, for reasons that are blazingly obvious, but the real winners out of this first race have been the MotoGP fans, who have been subjected to five years of 800cc rules that arguably shouldn't have been introduced, and gave us a run of three standard-issue winners week in week out after the glory years of the 990s, when we never really knew who was going to win. How different Qatar 2013 was!

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