Yes, painful feed issues, right at the start too.
Great, solid, race by Jorge.
Fantastic run by Rossi, coming 4th - ahead of the predictions of the anti-Rossi brigade of 3 people here.
Great challenge at the end by Pedrosa, thwarted by Marc. Absolutely no surprise there. Not one single challenge on JL by MM - first final race in history where someone so close did not even try to make a pass, to out brake as he so often attempts? Very weird stuff, eh...? The look on Nakamoto's face when he stared at MM in the paddock after the race says it all......he was NOT happy. Marc got what he wanted, and managed the race to perfection. Good for him...clever little runt.
Look, Lorenzo is a deserving champion. He is faster than Rossi in lap times, on any given day, when riding alone. He may not have the killer instinct or pull the impossible passes as Rossi can, but he is the world's fastest racer. I called it early in the season.
Watch Rossi next year...he's not done. It's why he's the GOAT.
Nakamoto never looks happy when his riders aren't winning. I'm not sure I can't think of a team manager who does...
Paul Denning posted on Twitter what I thought was the best post so far today on the race and the VR fanbase.
Forgetting the rabid fan adulation & weirdo conspiracy theorists for a bit - the most consistently fast rider of 2015 is the World Champion.
Lorenzo deservedly won, rossi lost. Period.
MM didn't help Lorenzo (again look at the lap times). Lorenzo made the gap, not MM, when he could when Dani passed MM. Lorenzo won the race, MM didn't lose the race so Lorenzo could win the title.
And are we forgetting that Lorenzo is actually not an easy guy to pass and has near metronomic consistency when he is in the zone, and he has been in that zone all weekend, all by himself, breaking the qualifying record. Now throw the title on the table and an all-or-nothing crush-your-enemies approach to the weekend and did you really expect anyone to pass him. With the title on the line.
Next yr with a re-engineered Honda and a healthy Dani and now a newy-minted enemy on the grid in MM the challenge is higher and the title hopes farther for rossi. rossi knew this was the best chance he had and imo he did the best he could and put up one hell of a show minus the self-induced craziness of the last two race weekends.
Actually I like this tweet even more
Carmine Moscaritolo @CarmMoscaritolo 3h3 hours ago
@KeithHuewen @btsport @BSMotoGP oh & to all of you filling up my timeline with conspiracy theory bullshit go give yourselves an uppercut!