They make good race
Brilliant start, thank fck it's back.
Good fight-back from Espargaro, shine taken off it by how many in front fell. Same goes for Redding, but good stuff finishing past Hayden.
And Rossi? Same position as last time, but 10ths instead of 10 seconds off the pace - that's impressive. I know it's early days, but he must have found something to run with Marquez (must be the chassis - no, wait, the tyres - ahhhhhhh, merde). I really hope so. I could definitely stand to watch Rossi and Marquez joust for first some more - two riders who genuinely live for the fight.
DeGrasse, DeGrasse - let me just say, I disagree with the majority. I think you're pure comedy gold, best comedy character on here since Motoking. You just need to loosen your underwear and learn to laugh at yourself - god knows everyone else is.
Now look, if Yamaha have changed the chassis, it's unlikely that they've done so just to make it more Rossi friendly, and even less likely that they'd tell the public (which, sadly DeGrasse, you are a member of). That would amount to a knife in the back of the man who's given them their most recent titles. So how do you know about it? If the 2014 bike is designed with sliding in mind, I'd say it's more to give both their riders a better chance to take the fight to Marquez. Lorenzo seemed to struggle to defend his early leads against Marquez' wild lines, so maybe that's the strategy. Or maybe they're getting the bike ready to make a bank-busting move for Marquez in the future? Who knows? Not me, not you.
By the way, don't let these idiots tell you you're digging a hole for yourself over the tyres. You keep digging fella!