Originally Posted by Crisis management
Mind you coming from berserker stock (Scots & Norse) myself I'd give Vale a better than 1 in 4 chance, it's always about the size of the fight in the dog, not the size of the dog in the fight.
Of course, but: Who else in the top four isn't hungry for the win?
Former champion. If wanting the win for the sake of it wasn't enough, now he wants to win to prove primacy over Rossi on the same bike.
Always a bride's maid, never a bride. Never a champion in the premier class, but he really got something halfway through last season. He knows this might be his only chance.
Like a young Rossi: Full of ambition, and too young to have any fear. You saw what he did to Thomas Lüthi last year in Qatar, so you know he is rough and tumble. You saw what he did at Motegi after he flubbed the start, so you know what he is capable of!
It's going to be a smokin' season!