,, persistently sticking to my over and above expectations recognitions
MOTM - Simoncelli - When you have a point to prove to quiet the nay-sayers and you actually pull it off, that's something special. He was going to win or bin that second place. Honda chose well
Properly and relentlessly trying, and being the best of Ducati ,,, again (pulling in to change bikes doesn't count for me)
The weather gods, for once again, ruining another race.
Honda - Was special livery for the obvious heir apparent, birthday boys inaugural home race on a Honda, to dam difficult? No class HRC!
Dishonorable mention - ,, hate to pile on but, Elias getting lapped without changing bikes
** I had an entirely different and more relevant list before the pseudo rain spoiler the whole thing. Something like Bautista - rider of the year.. I ultimately couldn't fault any of the riders for falling. most of them were in their own proper battles and I respect the effort to defy physics.
. ,,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
SPEED channel, the bane of motorsports broadcast TV popularity