Somewhere back in the last century, so long ago it is almost apocryphal, I recall a remark made by Bernie Ecclestone, already the all-powerful overlord of F1. Commenting on motorcycle GPs, he said: “The trouble with bike racing is that after you’ve watched them overtaking one another for a couple of laps, it becomes boring.” Or words to that effect. Bernie was of course defending F1’s reputation for tense but processional racing. More than 30 years later, with rich irony, the same accusation can be levelled at MotoGP. Or can it?