,, Things I'm looking at
Simoncelli - as much as I'm not really a fan, and as much as he's crashed,, This is an alien, as far as speeeed in concerned, for sure. He's been at the pointy end of times sheets way to often to deny.. Can he ever learn to focus for an entire race? ,, ever?
,, and that's why Stoner has no worries about the race, Let Marco lead until stray thoughts enter the picture
Karel Abraham - This Rookie with a kind -of unimpressive (comparatively) resume,, is definitely impressive,, that and he MUST have one of the best set-up crews in the paddock (any insight on their pedagree Krop?) The Factory Ducati crew should be learning from Abrahams crew.
The Ben - He'll loose sleep tonight worrying about his Achilles heel,, the start. Jorge will probably have him by the 3rd turn.. This might be one of the few tracks that don't penalize the Yamaha's power deficit
Aoyama - He sure didn't need that cold tire get-off.,,, but still, very disappointing for him and THAT BIKE.
Dam shame that the Rossi camp continue on the "experiment" train. I am certain that there are more than a few of us (fans , sponsors) who are not happy with this direction.
VR should be @ 1 second faster than Abraham on the same kitted bike as the Rookie, which puts him fighting for an honest podium. I hope that the BIG 2012 prep and push,, pays off next year. It seems like a huge investment/gamble.
. ,,alpha males don't do second place, there are storm clouds forming over at team blue
. * * *DP WC in 2013* * *
. ,,what happens without the mechanical advantage
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