Originally Posted by Mike Yanagita
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.
There were only 3 races before Mugello, where Rossi broke the leg, and both had finished on the podium every time, Lorenzo winning two, Rossi one of those three races. A bit early to say, who was beating who. Lorenzo was leading in points at that time, though.