I've often questioned the logic of putting them up.......... and then, taking them down.................why not just turn them off for 11 months.......?
Technical and tyres
@alol I tend to agree. Nothing against Shakey but I was routing for any of the other riders to win the series. Saw the Donington Park round and enjoyed it but the main events were a bit of a let down because of over dominance by the Ducati team.
BSB & TT
I take your point about Shakey, It's just that sometimes he runs his mouth off. In the past he scathed about the showdown format, Well after his Oulton Park "Performance" last month it sure worked out for him this year. Don't like Ducati in Production racing (and never have tbh) as they have always bent/manipulated the rules to suit themselves.
Dead right, safety first stop and let them pass.
As for the Euro trip as Piggy & Bee mentioned get the experience of lots of miles. I look at additional training courses ie first bike on the scene, bike craft, bike safe course all quite cheap and accessible.
Learn to to really read a map.