Right, you know the story by now. Hyperfan @soopersic has been taking pictures at Laguna Seca of both riders and other famous MotoGP people with TwitGP paddock passes. Well brace yourself - because this next batch is REALLY where the magic happens.
The TOP FIVE PEOPLE WHO HAVE EVER HELD A TWITGP PASS are...
In at Number 5, and let's face it none of us are worthy, it's only the bloody three times World Champion, Wayne Rainey!
|See how he THRUSTS the pass towards the camera with PRIDE|
In at Number 4, it's a man who's sired more motorcycle racers than any other human being - Earl Hayden!
When you get the fathers of world champions involved in this, you probably think it'll never be topped.
Oh ye of little faith.
Do not underestimate the power of TwitGP, Luke. ACTIVATE THE MOTHER!
Oh yeah, Momma Spies is at Number 3! Believe it! Let's skirt round the fact that Mary seems to be flipping the bird - probably force of habit or something.
And now it's time for Number 2. And this is a really special one. When we started TwitGP, never in our wildest dreams did we expect that this made-up flight of fancy would reach BOARDROOM LEVEL. We have come to the attention, nay THE VERY HANDS, of HRC Vice President, R&D Ops boss and MotoGP chief, Nakamoto-san!
Obviously he is pictured here in an exercise session at the California State Penitentiary, and we hope the cutest of all the Japanese executives is released soon.
And so to Number 1. What could possibly represent the summit of this Everest of fun? Well...you know what they say, a jpeg's worth a thousand characters.
The Best Person to Ever Hold a TwitGP Pass is...
Now, we know what you thinking. "Surely, TwitGP, that picture represents disdain personified? Just look at the sneer. He's holding it like somebody holds soiled underpants." WRONG. Looks can be deceiving. @soopersic informs us he was a bloody good sport about it all and just moments after this shot was taken the little fella was giggling warmly. Dani, you've just earned yourself a one month amnesty from any TwitGP ridicule.
And that's that. Frankly, it's easier to list the people who HAVEN'T got a TwitGP pass, but here are a few more which we have recorded for your indulgence:
|Carmelo Ezpeleta, head of the rival series to TwitGP, "MotoGP".|
|hubba and indeed hubba|
|cult knitwear lover, Dr Coffee!|
|Eddie, being steady.|
|Guy Coulon, who shares a wig-maker with Simoncelli|
|Puig being fun FOR THE FIRST TIME EVER|
|this lot were the only ones who didn't want to play|
|Furusawa. Respect is due.|
|Your first ever TwitGP champion.|
|hello, Slovenian Pop TV cameraman|
|yet another Ducati markccchhanichistio who seems nice|
|yes, you may come through|
|sorry, no vests or trainers...or guns|
|one in, one out mate, we're full|
|got any other id, son?|
|Livio, undoubtedly en route to another nutritious fag|
|welcome, new man!|
|Elena Myers, getting her racing career off on the right foot|
|COLIN'S ACTUAL DAD - Colin "Colin" Colin Sr|
|COLIN'S ACTUAL WIFE, Alyssia "Colin" Colin|
|Lorenzo's urbane and suave manager, Marcos|
|Your reigning World Champ|
|Hector, Jorge's press guy|
|ahh, ma AND pa|
|the most famous friend in the world|
|literally blue collar Dorna peeps|
|The new Ian Wheeler seems nice. And neat.|
|ACTUAL @birtymotogp (Union Jack shorts not pictured)|
|Melissa Paris - hot|
|Matt Roberts, a man with sunglasses for every occasion|
|might get wet|
|these boys can't get enough|
|excellent use of the "vote for me" hand symbol|
|the sexiest of all the snappers|
|Carlo hoping this will work in the local gentleman's club too|
|look closely - amazing|
Obviously we knew all these people had TwitGP passes, we just didn't realise they kept them about their persona at all times.
And finally, the inspiration for Valentino's audacious overtake on Casey through the dirt in 2008 has finally been revealed - the TwitGP symbol shone there, like some kind of Bat Signal:
Soopersic is now our favourite and will never be beaten.