They're all sissies.
Jorge's Sepang Post-Race rant about race direction not penalizing Rossi his 3rd place points and essentially handing him the championship was the bitchiest move of the year. Then he had a conniption when the reporter asked him how he felt about not being penalized when he passed another rider under a yellow flag. What a straight up Wanker! Then he walked off the podium to get back at the crowd because they cheered Rossi and boo'ed him.
Rossi is at a level that all of us can only dream of achieving. Here he is at 36 years old and cut through 20 world class riders like it was a track day. He's been racing bikes since he was in the womb, and his level of perception and intuition is borderline superhuman. With all the beef he had with Biaggi and Gibernau, he knows BS when he sees it. So, if Rossi says they formed an alliance, then it's very likely they ganged up on him. None of us are in a legitimate position to disagree. We can neither prove nor disprove it. We don't even have enough data to form an opinion, but we will anyway because we're all friggin' retarded and that's what we do because in the back of our minds we think we know best. For a man who's GOAT legacy is already sealed, even acknowledged by Nakamoto of Honda and many others, he doesn't need to come up with cockamamie excuses! Add to that he has job security for the rest of his life. I would take his word over anyone else's in the paddock.
There are simply too many Spaniards on factory bikes. Moto GP needs more diversity so stuff like this can't happen. .....and for the love of God, how did Marquez land a Factory ride in his rookie season again! But I won't go there.
In Medieval Japan, Marquez would have to fall on his sword after the last two races and even going as far as to ride mellow behind Lorenzo but attacking his own teammate who clearly had the pace for the win.
Nakamoto wasn't pleased and if Marquez doesn't win the championship next year I wouldn't be surprised if he ends up getting the boot from Honda for this fiasco, while Pedrosa remains, and who also seems to be getting better with age. Kind of like fine wine.
Lorenzo would have won with a 2nd place. MM could have ''let'' Pedrosa go on to win and stayed behind JLo ''blocking'' a very distant rossi. And again, if MM was helping JLo from PI why did MM win PI?
Still waiting for RD and Yamaha or rossi's own team manager to address the issue or file an official complaint for PI, Sepang and now Valencia? Notably rossi's appeal was filed by rossi's lawyers, not yamaha. rossi is the only one seeing this ''evidence''.
Again, Nakamoto is never happy when a rider loses. Your point about forming opinions without evidence applies here. I've yet to read anything from Nakamoto saying the fix was in or disappoint with MM's performance, yet some seem to be jumping right to that conclusion... Honda dropping MM, youngest ever double world champion, is a very silly idea.
I think you've nailed the point with your comment that rossi's claims, while unsupported and simply too incredible to believe, are believed because of his reputation. You cannot prove an untrue statement with any kind of evidence. Once doubt is put in play it festers. If this was Stoner many would be reacting totally differently. People will gladly believe a Spanish conspiracy rather than rossi simply lost it and lost the title.
FWIW this weekend was a losing proposition for MM. There was a huge hew and cry for the all riders to stay out of rossi's way so he could win the title. I find it highly amusing that MM is being accused of doing the same thing the rossi fanbase was asking for, albeit for JLo. Would everyone have had the same reaction if MM did it for rossi? Would MM now be a hero if he had done that for rossi and rossi had the title? Strange stuff in a competitive environment to consider. The only way MM would escape unscathed this weekend was to crash out, alone.
Mat Oxley retweeted this and I think it put it best re the conspiracy et al
We need a new definition of "truth:" if you WISH it were true, even when you know it isn't, then it's true. QED.
Mat also tweeted that he talked to Cal C
Then I spoke to Cal: "I know the Honda's weak points & strong points - MM had no acceleration grip out of turns to set up a pass."