Have you guys read the interview with Alberto Puig where he stomps on Nicky? Poor sportmanship on AP's part but I would not expect anything else from him.
Anyways, Nicky fired back but as always, he did so as an embassador of the sport and a gentleman, all he said was... I want to Thank Honda for all they have given me in the latter part of the season after I told the media I was moving to Ducati, it would have been easier for them to lock me out and not help!
Great for you kid!
Nicky has always been a classy guy. Sometimes, I think organizations like Honda might have taken him for granted and taken advantage of that side of him. Nicky could have left Honda much sooner, but due to a sense of loyal for all what Honda had done for him, he stayed. As I said, I always considered Nicky a stand up guy... and he is.
This is part of why I am delighted he is not just going to a new team, but to a team that nurtures passion in a rider. We need the old Nicky back.
Classy! I wouldnt even say that was firing back! MAYBE the underlying theme there is "WTF is that Dude talking about? I WAXED Danni since the tire change..."
Yeah... maybe thats what he really meant.
Not that he would.... but I am just saying.... imagine.... If Nicky said OK enough is enough with this little Spanish twinkie dick... and decided to pummell him. Imagine the carnage! God I would love to see that. Hear the ghei whimpers he would expell as Nicky hit him.... Ahhhhh Lifes simple pleasures!
Honestly, I think it is rare to catch Nicky say anything disparaging about another rider. There are times he looses his temper - like when A*Hole Turdrosa crashed him out of a race. I wish him the best of luck, I am looking forward to seeing what he can do with the new Ducky. I think we can expect to see a combination of Rossi, Stoner, and Hayden on podium next season!
I actually think Honda stepped up their support of Nicky for these last couple races to put Dani in his place. If you hadn't noticed, Dani had been on a more up to date bike than Nicky even when Nicky got the pneumatic engine. It could be a coincidence, but the first race after Dani's switch to Bridgestone Nicky had the same non bow-tie intake bike that Dani had been on and was instantly back up there in the time sheets. The championship was already over for Dani so I'd like to think it was Honda's way of saying we're the ones in control here.
You know what, I still think Honda is full of sh*t! What is the point in stepping up support after you dissed the guy for so long. They always play bull**** politics. They did it to Rossi, Edwards and now Nicky. And.... I they will do it to Turdrosa too. You appoint the little Turd as number one rider just after Nicky wins you a championship (No matter how he did it), and now that he is leaving you think, "Oh well, let's see what he can actually do with a good / better bike." I still think Nicky lost some of the fire in his belly, and I can understand why that would happen after all the nonsense. But... he would still have done better with a first rate bike.
Wim Out! Saki Time!