So I thought we'd have a little fun for a few minutes and take a look back at some of the glory days of the 500GP series, you know REAL GP bikes, TWO STROKES, not the fuel restricted diesels that DORNA has saddled us with.
Five interviews here before the race, and five very large names in the recent history of Grand Prix motorcycle roadracing.
First up, The King, Kenny Roberts in his last full year of racing, the championship this year went down to the final race.
Next KRSR rival for the championship and a man who would go on to be one of THE WORST color commentator in motorsports Freddie Spencer
Now to a man who was four times a runner up in the championship and would go on to be a member of one of THE BEST announcing teams in motorsports, Randy Mamola
Time for The Brits, first Rocket Ron Haslam
Finally a man who is/was a legend, Barry Sheene