Actually a decent race.
That was actually a good race, with a good amount, and good quality, passing going on.
Great to see Pedrosa win, especially as he's not quite 100% fit yet. I reckon his performance today will have ruffled Stoners' and Lorenzos' feathers slightly, cause if he's this fast now, what will he be like after the summer break. . .
Lorenzo showed today why he's the world champion, he's fast, consistant and will scrap. Just cause he doesn't like to do it all the time doesn't make him a good, worthy racer. He did very well to close down Stoner on the last lap, and I reckon he would have got him regardless, his corner speed was much higher.
Stoner, again, lightning fast and able to "race", with good passing and decent race craft. He just needs a bit more practice at running up there all the time, and the extra thinking that goes with the territory. Next year he'll be as good and consistant as Lorenzo. His bike does seem to more around alot, and he appears to be the only Honda rider who's having an issue with edge grip, but I guess that's more down to his style than the bike.
Bautista rode brilliantly, and showed he is good enough to be in MotoGP, and that the Suzuki, with the correct development direction, can be aswell. I though Bautista really showed some good development and maturity to his riding today. If Suzuki will let him develop a decent bike then he'll soon be up there wih Dovi, Spies and Sic. For me ride of the day.
Rossi, hmm, In two mind about this. No doubt he did well to make up that many places, fairly rapidly, but it does raise doubts about what Ducati are capable of, and willing to do, in terms of giving him a decent, Honda and Yamaha fighting bike. I also think they're being a bit hasty in binning the GP11.1 already, as I'm sure they haven't used it's entire adjustment spectrum yet, or exhausted all ideas.
I'll do Hayden, Spies, Dovi and Sic all in one, as this is getting a tad long now, and my space bar is dying. They all undoubtly rode brilliant races, all consistantly fast. I was expecting Dovi to hassle the top three a tad more after his enthusiastic start. Hayden rode well, considering he's on a "bad" bike, and he looked comfortable running his pace, and he seemed to be enjoying himself. 'Till Rossi cut it a bit fine, then you could physically see the annoyance. And as Eurosport always say, "If you can see it on the telly, then it must be big."
I couldn't help but expect a bit more from Spies and Sic, I reckon they should've atleast been up there with the top 3. But still decent, consistant showings.
Finally a shout for Cal, not too bad, it wasn't a complete disaster, and atleast he finished this time. But he looked like a man about to jump at the end, clearly not happy and it's taking its toll.
Anyway I'll shut up now, these posts of mine are getting longer and longer.
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