One of the most awkward things I have seen was Laverty signalling Biaggi to pass him on the straight
at Moscow when Laverty clearly had the faster pace. After dominating every single session and being the fastest rider by almost 1 second in every session coming in second would have been a farce. Not sure what feed you were watching but all the EuroSport guys were not expecting Casey to come in second
- on his possibly last home race ever on a GP bike
- on his favorite circuit that he has dominated for 5 years
- on a race he came back from injury to ensure that he could ride competitively
- on a day that had a sell-out record crowd to see him off
As for Casey's performance at PI I think Rossi summed it up best
"his last race at home, after winning the last 5 consecutive races on this track, you create a special atmosphere in these conditions – he said – It ‘s like in a bubble, when walking not even touching the ground, fly. Stoner keen to win and not just the machine that gives him an advantage, he puts much of her, even half a second per lap. Here guidance from God" - link
This everyone hates Jorge BS is crap. Only Rossi Fanatics (not Rossi fans but the fanatics that worship him) have created this atmosphere that Jorge was copying VR's setting's, Jorge is riding VR's bike, Jorge this Jorge that. You can't love every rider but falling into the trap that because you don't like him everyone else doesn't is a fallacy. I like Jorge, Casey and Jorge are probably my favourite current riders.
As for the wife being his brolly girl, PERHAPS just PERHAPS Casey asked his wife to be the brolly girl? PERHAPS in the same fashion Rossi has a pre bike mounting ritual, that Dani has a putting on helmet twice ritual, that the kiss before the race is Casey's ritual that gets him into a calm zone/state? PERHAPS the person he is willing to leave a sport he is amazing in to retire is the person he would want with him before a race when he knows due to injury it may be the last time he see's her?
....Damn I went into a bit of rant..in any case everyone is entitled to their opinion, feelings and perceptions including you. Just realize that your feelings don't reflect everyone else's, the same as mine don't.