So have either of you fought for any world championships recently?
Very mature - utterly irrelevant.
Perhaps once a rider has built a few points lead after a couple of races nest season, the FIM should haul the rest into a room, give them strict instructions to stay away from said rider as he is to have a completely unchallenged and clear path for the remaining races, as he is the title favourite and no-one must challenge him.
Or they could go one better and give him a 30 second head start and he can have the track to himself and win at a canter, no danger of anyone else having the audacity to try and overtake him. My God, anyone might get the impression they should be racing should that happen - it is a race isn't it?
Race wins should be fought for and won, not gifted. A title just goes to whoever has the most points at the end of the season, not necessarily the fastest or best rider. With team orders a championship could be engineered for a rider who never actually wins a race. Big deal.
Cotese did act like a twat afterwards - a proper prima-dona who thought they should all get out of his way. At least he was going for the win and I thought good on him, he ran the risk and it bit him. What came afterwards was pure arrogance and any respect for him evaporated on the spot.