mikef4uk said:I am quite a big Rossi fan, I was hoping Nicky would have a DNF, but when it happened I felt so sorry for him, he really did not deserve anything like that, I feel this last weekend he showed he was up to fisty cuffs with No46, and he gained a lot of respect in my eyes, I do feel gennuine sorrow for him :bawling:
I don't disagree at all. My only contention is that when you ARE leading the points in ANY form of racing, the ONE THING you should be able to count on is your own team mate NOT torpedoing you on LAP 4 of the race. I have watched and rewatched the sequence several times today, Pedrosa had NO CHANCE of making that turn at his clip on that line, and all he had to do was give his mate his line. IMO, unforgiveable. Should be a chilly next two years in the Repsol hauler. Frankly, they are both lucky neither of them got hurt.Vlad Drac said:This isn't Superbike so consistency won't win you a championship, race wins is the only way to get a championship at this level..... he can be pissed off at Pedrosa all he wants, but he should blame himself. He's been given the championship and still managed to cough it up.
acruhl said:It doesn't say anywhere that in order to be a "proper" champion one must win races and be flamboyant or whatever. You win the championship by gaining points, period. I know fans don't like to see championship winners that don't win a lot of races, but tough, there's no way to control that.
+100,000,000,000,000,000,000...Acruhl for President!!! You should be a writer, man, that was beautiful.acruhl said:Interesting point, and one worth pondering. I do like to think up odd stuff related to possibilities in racing. HRC COULD punish Pedrosa as a show that they have their own house in order in some regard, which would be a gesture toward the FIM regarding their complete mis-handling of the Rossi passing under yellow incident. Which is abundantly relevant at this point in time.
I would love to see this happen, and then see Honda exert their influence over the other teams (althogh Gresini is the only one that has a shot at wins) to then have them help Nicky win. Although, that's a pipe dream because that would be HRC admitting they need team orders after all, but how cool would that be?
Problem with that is that Melandri is somewhat of a loose cannon and probably wants Rossi to win more than Nicky anyway, and I'm not sure we can rely on Toni Elias to run at the same pace as the leaders. Although we are headed to Spain and Valencia was Elias territory on the 250s...
I'm not really going to agree that Nicky hasn't done what he needs to do to win the championship. Sure he has, he was leading it wasn't he? It doesn't say anywhere that in order to be a "proper" champion one must win races and be flamboyant or whatever. You win the championship by gaining points, period. I know fans don't like to see championship winners that don't win a lot of races, but tough, there's no way to control that.
And my next question to the Nicky objectors is, what else would one expect if Rossi wasn't the one to win? He's the only one out there capable of stamping authority on the whole thing. Who else is? Nobody. So by nature you're going to get a champion who is fast, consistent, and might throw a win in once or twice. If it wasn't Nicky, it would have been someone else doing the same thing.
we don't get that race live either...twoeleven said:Regardless, I will be GLUED to my set for Valencia.
Enjoy the race, all!