Average ride Benny
A poor start yes, but how much control do the riders have over the start with launch control. Maybe the Tech3 launch control isn't as good as the factory bikes. Who knows but it's the same virtually every race. Neither does the Tech3 bike have the revised fuel tank that helps the two factory bikes early in the race on full fuel.
However, Cal's ride back to the front, taking one factory Honda and very nearly taking the second was a superb ride. He's absolutely right on the pace of the front runners and if they could sort out the start and the full fuel issue, a win doesn't look beyond possibility. The speed is definitely there.
Average... Yeah right, keep on saying it, you may just convince yourself. No-one else gives a toss about your sniping. Where were the satellite Hondas?
Great race by Rossi, no doubt about that, looked comfortable all race and credit where it's due he deserved the win.
Marquez as lairy as ever but not looking like winning in the last few races. Maybe calming down and being smoother may help but the Honda always looks a handful with both current riders and last year's rider bending them into all sorts of shapes.
Pedrosa seems to have gone off the boil and has struggled again late on in a race. Still confident and just settling for points biding his time? Or in trouble?
Lorenzo. Super human effort. Thought he was going for the win early on the way he was moving forward....
So come on Yamaha, give Tech3 the revised fuel tank and lets have 5 riders battling for the lead right from the start.