Originally Posted by aren
Are you CRAZY? The only reason Hayden is leading and Rossi is so far behind is purely because of bad luck on Camel Yamaha's part.
Laguna Seca is the only race where Hayden has beaten Rossi. Every other time both riders have finished Rossi has finished 1st or at least ahead of Hayden.
All the other times Hayden finished ahead of Rossi is when his bike died or he had a broken wrist.
Comments like the one you just made just goes to show how delusional Hayden fans can get. They completely ignore reality.
Hayden has had 4 years on the Repsol bike. It's about time he does well. I bet Hopkins would've done much better if had 4 years on that bikie.
Wah, wah, wah... Then we can say, the only other times that Hayden didn't finish on the podium was when he had a bad case of the flu, and when his bike wasn't 100% setup/fastest and crappy (Donnington).
I ask you what happened at Turkey when Rossi came in 4th, where Hayden beat him by a second? And in China, when it wasn't a bike problem, but a tire problem?
You see, the thing is, all the stuff that happens isn't bad luck, it's racing. If you read/listened to the interviews this week, Rossi even said they were having problems all week with the setup of the bike and had similar problems during the practices. And he thought in warm up the bike would hold up eventhough there was much doubt. So, these things... it's racing. It happens...
And it sucks.
What upsets me is that when Rossi's bike sucks or goes down, it's always his bike to blame. But when Hayden's bike's set up sucks and he can't fly fastest, somehow it's HIS fault. What I'm saying is, stop whining for Rossi. It's racing, bikes crap out sometimes. And in a worse way if you're not a Honda.
I guess Rossi didn't talk to his bike enough. Maybe he should start massaging it on the grid during his pre-race loving routine on his bike.