Once again.. 3 wins on the bounce and who's to bet against him making it 4 ?
I really thought he was going to lose the front end 2 or 3 times that race, it was clearly visible the front tyre was sliding especially into the first left hander. Good performance by Pedrosa, it's just what he needs to wrap up 3rd/4th in the championship. Great performance by Spies also.. what if he had got a better start ? 2nd, i beleive.. yeah maybe he would have pressured Stoner to go that little bit faster but to be honest, i don't think Stoner pushed past 90% of his ability that race, he could have upped the pace, were it needed.
What's going on with Lorenzo ? possibly a lack of confidence, or just couldn't find a setup.. im sure he won't be happy to be beat by his team mate though. Front tyre did seem to be the main issue, but it's surprising they couldn't solve it.
Bautista is impressive, yes he was 30 seconds back, but on the worst bike on the grid that's one decent result(if you disagree Rossi fans, then you are saying Rossi has decided to stick with a shit bike on his own accord).
Rossi... hmm. Apparently there was a problem with the gearbox(which i believe is supposed to be an excuse anyway, right 46ers?) but here's what that could translate to as Rossi's race thoughts.. 'Oh shit, im back here in 11th and Hayden is currently in 4th, what am i going to say after the race ??!!' He then decides he has a 'problem' so he has an explanation for being behind Nicky haha. Unfortunate for Hayden, did show a pace faster than Rossi but that front tyre, what a bitch. Anyway, he's showed he was faster on equal machinery without the trick upgrades only Rossi currently has, good on ya Nicky.
Rossi is now 6th in the championship, and it sounds so 'right'. Can anyone honestly tell me he deserved to be 4th for this long ? Yes, count this as a dig but it's time someone came out with it.. wasn't Rossi suppose to be winning by the half way stage ? anyone remember post Qatar ?? ''his shoulder is fucked, just wait until the half way point when he's made himself a better bike''. Along with Jerry underestimating what a tricky bike it is and Rossi criticising Stoner's riding last year.. oh the sweet, sweet irony.
The funny thing is, im sure this 10th place(worst result of the season) will be turned into a 'heroic display, coming back from 17th'.. who cares ? it's 10th! and im pretty sure Barbera crashed, Capirossi and Abraham pulled in, Hayden's, crutchlows and Simoncelli's tyre wore down to the rim.., what a hero indeed. The day's of saturday night tyres and the best bike with a weak team-mate and ageing opposition, are over.