The future of Jorge Lorenzo was finally decided in early June when it was announced that he would be switching from the factory Ducati team to the factory Honda team, alongside Marc Marquez.
2018 is a big year for MotoGP riders as the majority of their contracts were due to expire this season.
It has been well documented that one of Fernando Alonso’s aims in his career is to achieve the Triple Crown of Motorsport, which consists of the Le Mans 24 Hours, the Indianapolis 500 and the Monaco Grand Prix.
Alonso had his first attempt at the Indianapolis 500 last season and will in 2018 race with Toyota in the upcoming WEC super season, which includes the 24 Hours of Le Mans.
However another Triple Crown contender has emerged with Juan Pablo Montoya having been confirmed to be racing at the Le Mans 24 Hours this year with the LMP2 United Autosports outfit. The same outfit that Alonso contested the 2018 24 Hours of Daytona.
There was a time in Formula One when competitive racing would take place in the month of January or February. Such an occasion was the 1973 season which saw the opening Argentine Grand Prix contested in January followed by the Brazilian Grand Prix which took place on 11 February.
Having attempted the Indianapolis 500 in 2017, this season will see Fernando Alonso resume his quest of achieving the Triple Crown of Motorsport (Indianapolis 500, Monaco Grand Prix and the 24 Hours of Le Mans).
Before the 2018 MotoGP season has really got underway, already there have been rumblings in the 2019 rider market.