Qatar and..watch this space.
Downplay it all you like..but everybody here know the score.
It was a great ride and delivered a slap to the bitter souls such as weskit who jumps up and down with glee the minute Rossi falters, then disappears the next..when questions are answered, waiting for things to calm down and he feels brave enough to comment again.
Just listen to whining tone of his last comment for example..it's painful.
I'll agree that there are still some questions to be answered..but using Mugello and what happened alongside a wet race spill in France as definitive evidence Valentino is done, smacks of desperation and is silly.
I can't recall anyone - apart from myself joshing with CHR - who has picked Rossi for the title this year.
Rossi has elected to put his arse on the line and be judged against the best rider on the planet. He knows and we know this is not an easy task, or the act of a man who is running scared.
Getting beaten by Lorenzo is nothing to be ashamed of and doesn't confirm he's a washed up mid-packer, as many notables here have stated.
Should Dovi jack it in because he's not doing any better with the Ducati than Val did? Is Pedrosa at the last chance saloon door because he hasn't won a championship in 7 years on a works Repsol?
With a fair run of luck and a little more time on the M1, I expect Rossi to improve his race results. If by the end of the year he hasn't shown any more than the glimpse at Qatar, fair enough..but under estimating the mans determination, bravery and racing brain could be dangerous for those who are only after scoring cheap points to bolster fragile ego's.
You know who you are..a full-force withering back-lash, that could have Orange lemmings running for the hills and jumping from the cliff-tops, may only be a race or two away.
Haha..bring it on suckers.