Well I'm not expecting much from Rossi on this surface.
He's not a win it or bin it type. He knows his best chance over the season is to keep it rubber side down while others chase the glory, which he's had plenty of.
In fact, I'll be watching a lot more comfortably if I can imagine Rossi is settling for third or fourth, behind Marquez, Crutchlow, and possibly one of the senior Spaniards.
I cannot imagine how it is for Pedrosa and Lorenzo, on this track given their recent history. Just what they get paid for is a complex thing, but however you'd want to describe it they'll be working for it this weekend.
Bradl I suspect will be looking at three races, not one, which means no heroics here.
My 2c? No, worth somewhat less than 1c.
But ... that's six possible contenders. Quite a season.