I tire of the nonsense spoken in here sometimes
There was/is four riders classed as being aliens in the last 5 years. This is the bracket, the standard , skill level of consistency that any rider has to break into ,to challenge for a title.
Now look back over the last four years and tell me of ANY other rider who has competed during that time who has managed that, year in year out OTHER than Dovi, and i'l hold my name up and say im wrong.
Bradls results arent as good as Dovi's rookie season and Spies were similar. Dovi improved every year during his time at Honda, even though he knew he was getting the boot as soon as honda possible could.
The third year on the factory bike? forced on Honda by the terms of the contract they gave him.
As i pointed out earlier Dovi's record of finishing in the top 4 , 39 times in 4 seasons (which is a fraction short of 10 races every season) screams out to me he is by far the best of the rest. So why do people want to try make out he's a mid packer, a grid filler and now good enough, thats fanboy bullshit.
Dovi is vastly underrated and these forums play down just how good he's done in favor of the odd fluked race result my their overhyped heros once managed (spies anyone??) still waiting for the humble pie most of you alot owe me.
Out of all the riders in Moto GP this year the only other rider to display the raw pace and potential to do better if he can keep it rubber side up is crutchlow.