Originally Posted by bigborefan
It ain't Dungeys fault the competition can't go a season without injury.
Exactly right. I constantly see comments about how Rider X is faster, but just needs to crash less. Like the two are mutually independent. The reason they're fast is because they crash more. Folks have always worshipped JS because he is so fast, but my bet is that Dungey would be just as fast if he was willing to crash as often as JS.
RV seems to strike a good balance, but let's not forget that two of his last three SX seasons have ended with him being carted off the track with major injuries; it was mostly just luck that the 2012 injury occurred after he wrapped the championship.