RatsMC wrote:The Scribe wrote:RatsMC wrote:I also have a belief that Perosa is tougher than he's given credit for
I'd say he is tough too, is he generally considered the opposite? It is curious how perceptions about riders change so much depending on the country.
I think that many commentators believe he is fragile because he is so small. I'm not sure it is an English-speaking fan thing but it is being fed to us by commentators.
I guess our Spanish commentators just feed us on how tough he is for riding in such conditions (I recall Sepang '06, for example). At least, they praise all the other riders doing the same (Rossi, RdP, JLo).
I'd say he is fragile in the sense of prone to injury, but tough for riding in pain.