Cormac shoots Buriram: photographic memories of a weekend that changed the championship |

The rain in Buriram made a lot of noise. There were a lot of things we couldn’t see coming. Include riders in early laps

Teamwork is the source of a dream job. The popularity of this position is currently disputed.

Buriram’s typical dry-weather setup: big brake discs and minimal front fender to help cool the tire (these are Michelin Power GP transport tyres, hence the tread)

Polesitter versus Polesitter. Marco Bezzecchi started from pole but fell back. Marc Marquez, who had pole at Motegi, rode up to finish fifth

The sky above the stand had the color of television…

Miguel Oliveira continues to be formidable in the wet

The ride height device in action. He gets used to Buriram a lot

Still the best looking exhaust, and arguably the best looking MotoGP bike. Suzuki’s decision to leave is a tragedy, but not just from an aesthetic point of view

Fabio Quartararo does everything to contain the power of the Ducatis. The rain made him pay a heavy price in Buriram

Back, and fast. Cal Crutchlow is on course to win the informal Test Riders Championship for 2022

Double duty. Former test rider Tetsuda Nagashima replaced injured Takaaki Nakagami this week, after a wildcard at Motegi

While Honda has returned to aluminum, KTM perseveres with carbon swingarms. Because it’s easier to make small design tweaks to change behavior

The Aprilia RS-GP looks more and more like the Honda Pacific Coast 800 of the 1990s

Fan favorite Danilo Petrucci has returned to MotoGP to replace Joan Mir. He had fun, but jumping on a new bike is always a major challenge

Jack Miller is fantastic in the wet. Miguel Oliveira is a fraction better

Johann Zarco was convinced he could have won the race if he had come up behind Marc Marquez a few laps earlier. But it was ‘too late’ to try to overtake Pecco Bagnaia

Brad Binder lost too much ground at the start. Note the 360-degree camera on the tail of his bike, used for mobile-friendly images


It was frustrating for Aleix Espargaro. He is so close to his first MotoGP title, and yet he remains woefully out of reach

The VR46 Academy is up to it. Marco Bezzecchi and Pecco Bagnaia in the front row at Buriram

When the rain hides the bike’s problems, Alex Marquez shows he’s still a top rider

This man is on a roll. Jack Miller reinvented himself very successfully in the second half of the season

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