Whether or not Rossi is the "fastest" (he's not), he is a master of knowing how to win a championship.
Both Jorge and Vale are super consistent in terms of not DNF'ing.
Jorge's single DNF so far is very telling in the points count.
Jorge can still win it, although I'm cheering for Rossi.
I'm no Dani fan, never have been, but I've been very impressed with his post surgery spirit and riding. He'll win more races, that's for sure.
MM will be back with a vengeance next season.