The Unrepentant Individual

...just hanging around until Dec 21, 2012


September 24, 2006


MotoGP — Heating Up

Well, it was raining today, so I couldn’t do any yardwork (oh, darn!)… So I managed to watch the MotoGP round in Japan. The race itself wasn’t very exciting. Capirossi ran away at the front, Rossi gave chase but never got close enough to challenge, and the top 8 mostly stayed in place the whole race. There was so little excitement that I thought I was watching Formula 1!!!

But while the race wasn’t hot, the championship standing is getting there. Nicky Hayden finished down in 5th, allowing Valentino Rossi to come within 12 points with a mere 2 races remaining. Hayden hasn’t been the most electrifying rider this year, but he hasn’t fallen off or had mechanical issues. He’s certainly been a bit underwhelming here at the end of the season, and it will only take two finishes behind Rossi for him to lose the championship.

Hayden understands this, and I’m thinking he’s getting to the point where he’s desperate. He could start pushing too hard and cause some fireworks over the next few races. They’re off until Oct 14th, so he’ll have some time to contemplate it…

Posted By: Brad Warbiany @ 7:51 pm || Permalink || Comments Off || Trackback URL || Categories: Motorcycles/Racing

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