running off the track today i think was pressure as he saw lorenzo clear off upthe road with possibly one hand on the motogp crown
A wobble knocked the brake pads back causing the run on. Nightmare weekend for him all round, never on the pace and Lorenzo will take some catching now. Imperious today. Pedrosa very good, just not quite enough.
As for the pass on Bautista, there have been much harder passes by different riders over the years, especially one, without comment.... As for dangerous, one minute people are calling them pussies not willing to rub fairiings like the 'great one', next, they're being criticised for dirty or dangerous passing. It was nothing compared to Rossi/Gibernau. Funny how the standards change depending on who's involved. Stoner did apologise however - more selective reading.
People ragging Spies again - the bloke had dizzy spells and sickness. More bad luck that he can't control, hardly his fault, but you wonder if they should have let him race in that condition.
Crutchlow again screwed his start and if ever there was a race where being at the front through the first few corners was important it was this one. Dovi made one of the most important moves of the race pushing through to the front off the start. Once Pedrosa and Lorenzo were running one - two, positions 3 to 7 were running virtually the same pace all race meaning bridging gaps was very difficult and passing even more so. Getting to 3rd right off gave him the chance to stay there all race. Running in 7th at the same pace as everyong in front, albeit only a few seconds behind gave little chance of moving forward. Start positions are verything in races like these.
Real shame for Hayden. Great pass on Bradl, who was having a storming ride and who got him straight back which screwed Hayden's line whilst doing so, letting Rossi through. If Rossi had qualified better and been at the front of that group at the first turn instead of the back, a genuine podium was on the cards today.
What's changed Ducati's race pace this weekend - tyres anyone...