The Formula One race ran smoothly with the only complaints about traffic jams in and out of the circuit and a good few team personnel going down with tummy bugs after sampling the local cuisine.
Turkey is a country located on two continents, Europe and Asia. Just three per cent is in Europe with 97 per cent in Asia. The population is approaching 70 million with Istanbul easily it's largest city with over ten million inhabitants. The Capital city of Ankara has a population of four million. Ninety-nine per cent of the population are Muslims.
Football in the main sport and Turkish fans are known for their passionate support. Turkish lira is the official currency of a country that hopes one day to be switching to the euros and which is steeped in history and tradition.
So another new adventure for MotoGP into a country that is hoping to bridge that Europe/Asia divide by finally gaining full membership into the European Union. The arrival of yet another international sporting event to their shores will surely help their cause.
It promises to be yet another interesting weekend...