Originally Posted by azkiwi
There is an asterisk on EVERY win. Whether its someone struggling with a full fuel tank for the first laps, or cold track temps favoring one set up, or hot track temps working against edge grip, or an also-ran missing a brake marker, or any particular rider being injured, or or or ...
I realize that. Just saying VR benefited greatly from JL situation and really I think the Yamaha was the bike to have. Very good chance it could have been an all Yamaha podium IF JL had been healthy and running at the front as it also would have meant Cal wouldn't have been slowed up getting by a slower JL. Cal and VR were faster than the Hondas and it's reasonable to think JL would have been faster than either of them. I'm glad we are not seeing, yet, Honda with a big advantage as I was beginning to think they might have by this time.