Originally Posted by Crisis management
Yep, hopefully a lean, mean, sneaky one that outsmarts all them youngsters!
In reality tho, my thoughts are that Marquez will be competitive but is not expecting to win in his first year so will not, Dani will be under the most pressure he ever has been and will find that hard to cope with, Jorge is the ice man and will be hard to beat but Vales hard riding will disconcert him a bit (I think he will hold the championship at the end). I would love Vale to win but I suspect that is very unlikely, he will be very competitive in the second half of the season but to win you need to be consistent all year.
I'm cheering for Vale & Cal and will have to put up with admiring the rest.
That's a good assessment. After Bens flameout I really don't have a dog in this hunt, I like and admire all these guys for their remarkable talents. I think Rossi is a bit too long in the tooth to win another championship. Whatever happens, let's just hope for some good racing and good health to all.