And people moan about criticising Rossi
And why does he get so much flak on forums - because of the attitude of his more fanatical fans (a large percentage unfortunately it seems) who cannot give any credit to another rider and have to knock them down
As per Cornball
Stunning ride from Rossi, the wet is the great leveler, his skill is unquestionable, Cal made the mistake of trying to beat Rossi at his own game, on a level playing field, but he's not ready for that yet.
Rossi rode a very good race yesterday and fully deservred his place, purely on merit. Sure, Stoner had tyre problems but there is rarely a race in which one rider or another doesn't have an issue of some sort and they are that finely matched that any tiny problem takes tenths away from lap times. Over race distance it means a sizeable gap to any rider who, on that particular day, doesn't have issues and can capitalise on it.
So why not just be happy that yesterday, your favoured rider rode a very good race and attained a good result on merit. Instead of rubbishing two other riders, Stoner and Cal. On what sort of basis do you make the statement that 'Cal tried to beat Rossi at his own game'? Yet again, we have this superior attitude of the Rossi fanatic that there is no-one out there as good as he is. And people wonder why there is so much hate peddled on here.
As for the wet being a great leveller, I've already said what a good ride he had and the next comment is not in any way intended to take away from that. But what about the previous wet races:
Jerez 2011 - crashed
Silverstone 2011 - less said the better
PI 2011 - crashed
Donnington 2009 - crashed
Think before you peddle crap.