Hello everybody and welcome to my first blog as the new presenter of MotoGP!
It is a role I previously shared with Suzi Perry in 2008 and 2009, when I took over for the extra European rounds, so it is not entirely new to me but it is still a big step and a huge honour to be given the job on a full-time basis.
I have worked in the paddock since the start of the 2001 season and I'm proud (as well as a little ashamed!) to say I haven't missed a single race in all that time.
As a result, this is a sport I have developed a strong affinity for and the opportunity to share this with such a wide and varied audience as the one we enjoy on the BBC is an enticing prospect for me and a challenge I cannot wait to get started on.