Hot and Cold: Welcome back Stalker...

...and the other ups and downs from a full weekend of racing action

The Hot

Stalker back on the top step: It has been 12 years in the making but Chris Walker finally scored his first British Superbike race win since the ill-fated 2000 season, and at the same location of his infamous and court-ending collision at

The Cold

Problems with the WSB organisers/Pirelli: In what was supposed to be a glorious celebration of the 25th year of the World Superbike championship, Monza was tarnished with poor weather, disintegrating Pirelli race wets and the talk of Effenbert Liberty Ducati pulling out for the season.

No luck for Hopper: John Hopkins is a talent, you don't finish in the top five in the MotoGP championship without having some incredible ability on two wheels. But in recent years the Anglo-American has been plagued with injuries and when he was looking to be having another turnaround in his fortunes, he suffered a broken right foot after high-siding at Monza. Get well soon Hopper.

MotoGP dull: In MotoGP's history at Estoril the Portuguese circuit has featured one of the most exciting races of all time, with the drama and close finish behind the 2006 race. However, the last round was a snoozefest with the top three aliens disappearing across the horizon. The only positive note was the continuing battle for team-mate supremacy in the Tech 3 camp between Andrea Dovizioso and Cal Crutchlow.

In a full weekend of racing action, what were the defining moments for you?

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