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

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


Ready


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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