Originally Posted by Thumpermeister
Felt bad for Crutchlow. He probably could have used a few more hp (or some clear track) to outpace the Hondas...who could park their buts in front of him in the corners and squirt away on the straightaways. Cal may have been a bit conservative in charging them but of course things can go wrong very quickly! It seems clear the only way to do it on the Yamaha is to stuff them into the corners Rossi-style, taking away the Honda advantage and catering to the Yamahas...just opposite to what the Repsol boys were doing to Cal.
Easily said from the arm chair of course!
I think Rossi realized,maybe more then most,that if a rider is pushed wide into the sandy area of the track then that rider is done for that corner,there's no way to turn and burn a Moto-GP bike on a dusty dirty track,gotta tip toe back to the racing line and get going again.
It must be impossible to run a track sweeper/cleaner/what ever around a roadrace track to get it clean enough to be more raceable?
Maybe a super vacume truck,doesnt Nascar have one?
Pedrosa looked to be hard to get by till Rossi caught up to him,it didnt take long to get by then.
And Hey! Spies didnt crash in the main event! Im thinking he beat all the non prototype bikes? On a how many million dollar Ducati?
Dovisioso will get used to hard earned 7ths and 8ths like all the Ducati riders have done for years now.