The Honda CBR1000RR, this year's MasterBike, took as definitive a victory as a manufacturer could hope for. All six riders in the final round set their best times, including my 1:37.7 that made me fourth-fastest. The Honda received praise for its incredibly nimble-handling yet stable chassis, a very hard engineering combination to achieve. Its light weight also made it easy to stop and transition through Albacete's complex corners, critical to a good lap time on that technical circuit. Add in the fact that its killer engine had the power to match the nimble cornering, with excellent throttle response and drive exiting corners, followed by blistering acceleration on the straightaways. The result was Honda's first-ever MasterBike victory and proof that this set of red wings really knows how to fly!