Originally Posted by cogitate
Yeah, by the same token we can say that if Vale didn't break his leg in 2010, Jorge would not have won the WC.
One could say that, but it'd be a little far-fetched as Lorenzo was beating Rossi in the standings before Rossi broke his leg.
swimmer's point doesn't seem controversial: the Yamahas go well at Assen and Lorenzo has consistently beaten Rossi so far this season. Numbers don't lie, as Hayden once said, but they don't tell the whole story.