@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.
I've been thinking the same. Unless I spend some days sightseeing in France it is a long trek, with the petrol cost being quite similar to what the ferry ticket will be.
I'd be bored out of my mind in a long ferry trip, so far the best compromise seems to be Portsmouth to St Malo rather than the whole way to Santander or Bilbao.