It's amusing you use the word bleating and apply it to a Rossi fan in the context of LS08.
I don't know if you've ever watched the race, what with you being at work so often, but the corkscrew overtake happened very early in the race, the lead changed hands many times afterwards and it had absolutely ZERO impact on the outcome or result.
If wosi had a £ for evey time a Stoner fan blamed Rossi's mistake at that turn as the reason Stoner lost, he'd be watching re-runs from his Yacht moored off the Caymans on a 60 inch plasma, sipping pina colada's with a couple of chocolate beauties taking turns to snort columbian marching powder off his cock...they'd be fkin generous lines btw.
You're penultimate comment is typical. If it wasn't for Stoners reflexes and anticipation at the corkscrew/last turn, which of course was Rossi brake-checking, they would have both gone down. It was his fair-mindedness that handed Val the victory.
The reason it's still talked about and discussed is because the race was indeed defining. It defined Stoners graceless losing personality and his fragile mental state which was confirmed in the subsequent two races. The truth hurts..and Rossi fans use it as a tool to wind soppy fanboys like you up.
With regard to Sepang1. It doesn't matter..neither does Sepang2, Austin or Jerez. What WILL matter is the first Sunday at Qatar..and every Sunday raceday that makes up the season thereafter.
IF Rossi is fast and competitive, I guarantee you it won't be old wosi doing the bleating and looking a mug.