You knew it was bound to happen Nostril. Nothing undeserved and all confined to his thread.
Most have had the grace to acknowledge it was a great ride, job done for me.
Obviously you have a little more at stake, what with you being head pom-pom rattling flouncer..but don't worry son, I don't expect nor would I seek an unreserved apology. Where's the fun in that? You did a pretty good job of stitching yourself up and everybody knows it.
Yellow 1 - Orange..a big fat zero.
Now we move on to the next chapter..is Rossi back as a force to contend with? or as you allude to because you just can't help yourself, was Assen a one-off?
Confidence plays a big part and it's clear Rossi had his dented..It's taken a little longer than most demanded but I think this win and the manner in which it was achieved should go a long way to mending that self doubt.
If we believe what is written and said, Vals bike is now more to his liking. Sunday seemed to confirm this and it was a typically canny display of managing a race.
The lap after he took the lead he dropped his pace to look after tyres. Rossi didn't feel the need to gap everyone and controlled the pace. This in itself should be a warning to those that are yet to be convinced.
When Marquez came past Dani and an attack loomed, Valentino responded and simply rode away from him on rubber that was up to the job. His last half dozen laps were fast and consistent. It was masterful race craft showing cunning, guile and pace.
I fully expect the old lad to be in contention for the rest of the season..and I wouldn't put it past him to win the next two at tight tracks which may negate a few of the RCV's strengths.
Sachsenring and Laguna especially, don't offer must chance of a rest..surely this will not aid Jorge and Rossi could be doing him another favour by taking 50pts and keeping Pedrosa away from that top step.
To sum up..wosi IS happy and far from rankled. Another one you've got wrong.