Originally Posted by cogitate
I bet that Vale and Jerry massaged the setup for later in the race
Problem is, at Qatar Rossi was about a second off pole, and had shown in the practice, that he can match the leaders pace, which he did in the race. But now heŽs over two seconds back, and has not really appeared to be competitive to more than top-5 maybe. I know he will dig deep to be able to give his best performance in the race, but I also think now heŽll need other riders to make mistakes, to have a chance of the podium.