Valentino Rossi’s competitive motorcycle racing return, now off the Yamaha R1 Superbike and on his trusty MotoGP M1 race bike, is powering on. Despite the use of a crutch to walk he’s looking fast and sharp back on his machine.
Even better to see is how the Doctor is obviously enjoying being back in the thick of things in Sachsenring, only six weeks after his huge crash in Mugello.
Andrea Iannone meanwhile is totally dominating the rest of the field in Moto2 as he continues to set jaw-dropping times.
Looking totally hooked up with his ride, Andrea has been immense in the last few races and the timesheets tell you that his rivals have to find a load more speed ahead of tomorrow.
Valentino will start on the second row of the grid: a tidy return and one to mount a good racing challenge from.
While VR46 may not be quite back in shape to party hard tonight, Andrea and the rest of the Monster Army plus Monster Girls will be hitting the official party, fueled by Monster Energy.