Rossi has always been Rossi, a racers racer and Italian. "I make the pass." "it was a good race" etc etc etc...
He is a dangerous racer, takes at times unnecessary risks at the will of a win.
In the words of Gibernau at times "Rossi had to win, or die today." and in my watching of the races I've seen would agree. He is fast, no doubt there. Probably better than Doohan - with the most respect here!
I don't like how Rossi is sticking his legs out in corners particularly to get the bike to turn in when he's hot. Its not good, and I don't like it. In the years I've watched GP's Ive seen rider contact but not a lot of riders stick their legs out that I've seen (keep in mind I could be wrong) as Rossi is doing especially in the years he has been on the Yamaha. He didn't do it when he was with Honda, if he did I didn't notice it as much as I am now. As I say- I dont like it.
Why- It has the possibility of hindering a clean pass on the inside.
I used to care, but I'm a bit over it now, however wins wins.
Its only a championship. Rossi has always been very fast at Phillip Island, was nice to see a slightly level playing field with the rain for PI 2006.
Heres a bit of action from Phillip Island 2006, with Melandri. Click on the link below.
Heres a bit on Melandri... Its good stuff. (video) Phillip Island 2006.
Good bike control in anyones language.http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Hf45zRQRc7o&mode=related&search