Well, I woke up at 6:40 (on a Sunday no less) cos I couldn't sleep anymore with all the anticipation, went downstair, started my morning brew, went outside, sparked a smoke because I knew I still had a long way to go and I didn't want to bother smoking until it was over. Watched the pre-race interviews, Nicky looked in form and game face was on like never before.
8:00 A.M. in the Morning, wifey has shush me a few times already cos I am moving to much on the damn chair and I am making to much noise, I pay no mind and turn the volume on my headsets a bit louder. Race starts and I'm getting nervous cos the kid is already in 4th by the time they get to the first turn but, I see Dani get to 2nd so I calm down a bit (I have never had a good feeling when Nicky and Dani are racing in tandem), Nicky is a little behind the lead group and I fear that he's not ready to race and it will be to late by the time he gets into his game and the race won't come back to him but then, Nicky passes Edward on the Outside of turn one... Talked about a ballsy move and being in control.
Edwards passes Nicky back (now is when this Asshat decides to race for the Championship? Arrggh, can't blame him though, he's doing what a good team mate would do!) and a few turns later passes Dani as well, Colins backs off a bit and Rossi starts to go (Not at all a good thing here!!!)... C'mon Nikcy, is now or never buddy, win it or bin it is not a choice but I know in my heart that you can do this (is what I am telling myself all this time). all of a sudden he puts a move on Dani that I see as a little to close for comfort but on Nicky's defense, Dani was going back for a bit (maybe he got spooked when colin passed him on the Chicane?).
They get very close on a turn where Nicky is always going a bit sideays and Dani takes it on the inside (ala 250) and I get a bit nervous, Nicky's catching back on Colin and he's bringing Dani along (Good... Not Good? I don't know, he might need him at the end)... they get to the same turn again and I see Dani starting to get to the inside while Nicky is still trying to square off the turn and my heart just stops fraction of a second before I see the crash on what appears to me like slow motion (have you ever had those feelings? Spooky I tell you). Now, it is only about 8:10 A.M. by now, wifey sleeping remember and all I can do is just sit there, dumb founded for about 20 secs, COMMENTATORS & paddock ARE SCREAMING OR IN AN awe TO WHAT IS HAPPENING, I am not even looking at the race anymore but just listen to the commentators go crazy and all of a sudden Mark is able to get to Pete Benson and asks him how did he sees this and Pete says... This is FOOKIN pointless BLAH BLAH... pardon my French
, to make matters worse, I loose the stupid Live feed from MotoGP... WHAT??????? ARE YOU KIDDING ME???? IS THIS SOME SORT OF JOKE????
So, I take everything off, turn the PC off and go downstairs, grab my cigs and call my Partner (I know his watching it live as well), guy is so pissed off he says he doesn't want to talk at that moment (he is a die hard HOnda fan, doesn't care who's riding on the bike as long as it says Honda on it)... damn, now what do I do? I have 3 cups of coffee on me, there is no way in hell I can go back to bed right now, I light, yet. another smoke and I grab my keys, go to the Auto parts, comeback and do a wash on my truck that will last for about 6 mnths at the very least
Now that I am more calm, I'm going to play Devil's advocate on you guys... it is pretty much the assumption of all of you that Dani is 100% to blame here right?
Ok, after watching all the camera angles, there is a thorn stabbing me in the back of my head and I can't believe this could be possible but maybe, just maybe, Colin had something to do with the whole thing as well?
Nicky always takes that turn backing it in but he's able to go to the inside right away and this turn, it appears that he's on the brakes longer than at any other time, perhaps because Colin Slowed down more to spook Nicky? it sure looked like Nicky was very close to Colin before the hit, almost touched Colin's back tire. Dani took an educated guess and thought he could get out in time after Nicky had already passed and help him close the gap just a bit more?
No? to thin? I am totally and way off on that assumption? It could never happened? He (Colin) is surely playing backup for Vale and it showed so... why not?
After all the fiasco and thermoil, who here believes that Elias took the show and ran with it? He was racing like a demon, like someone lit a forest fire on his ass and he needed to get to a water hose pronto... WOW. For a few seconds though, I thought that KRJR was going to take it and I was screaming at the TV (by this time I decided to watch it on TV afterall). Did you see the Disbelief in Vale's face at the Interview.
Man, if Elias doesn't get a ride from Honda next year, they at least owe him the Million they will deduct from Pedrosa...
Those 5 points will be valuable for Nicky.
I know all of you watched the same race I did but, I needed to say the whole thing and get it out of my system so... sue me!