Apropro nothing, I have a theory about Aliens among the current MotoGP bretheren.
I think most of us agree that an Alien is a racer with a super-natural ability on a race bike, able to ride exceptionally fast and be able to do superhuman things on it which others simply cannot match. But there are robots around too...
Lorenzo - freakishly fast and clean. Able to scrap but, in my opinion, likes to disappear into the distance. Robotic tendencies, but has matured from Golden-helmeted loon to a humble and likeable person. Respect.
Pedrosa is devilishly fast but has always shied or smashed himself up in the face of a proper battle. Again only happy disappearing into the distance. More of a little metronomic automaton, not an Alien. Definite robotic tendencies. Will not ever win a MotoGP title with Dani on the other side of the garage and Lorenzo and Rossi on this form. Alberto Puig is probably undergoing therapy.
Rossi. With the exception of the useless Ducati, he has shown from the 500 Honda, the V5 Honda, the 1000 M1 old and new and the 800 M1 that he can and does do extraordinary things on a bike. Battles like he was born to it. The original alien of the modern era.
Marquez. Is doing with MotoGP what he did with Moto2. Has a horn for scrapping. The new alien landed on Sunday.
So there you have it: Robots vs Aliens. Coming to a MotoGP circuit near you in 2013.