Join Date: Mar 2007
Location: Garland, Texas, USA
Yeah, Spies really owned the day after the crash between Simoncelli and Lorenzo. Being a Ducati man, I was thrilled with Rossi's fourth place and Hayden's fifth. For Valentino to start 11th and finish 4th wasn't too shabby.
What I find ironic about all the mouthing off Lorenzo has done this year about "Simoncelli's dangerous riding" is how Jorge was exactly like Marco a few years back - a loose cannon always high siding and taking out other riders. While not as prolific as Simoncelli this year, he was far from the refined champ he is now.
I still believe Sideshow Bob (the BBC announcers sobriquet for Simoncelli) will win or at least make the podium on several of the remaining races this season. He's lightning fast in qualifying and the Honda bikes this year are bitch slapping the rest of the field.
I also look forward to the new bikes and 1,000cc engines next year. Hopefully Ducati will once again rule the sport.