It sure does not look good for him, I think they are not telling us the whole story though, to many lies and to many mysterious illness on this kid.
I really hate it when this happens to any racer, let alone one of the good ones.
Nicky sure has his work cut out for him, if Kallio spanks him here or in the next 2 races, it could mean the end of his Ducati days, on the other hand, with Stoner out, Ducati will put a lot of pressure on the whole team to get Nicky adjusted to it in case they loose Stoner so it could be beneficial for all of us.
The only good thing he got going for him is that Brno is one of the tracks Nicky likes and can get up to speed fairly well. I didn't say Win or even Podium so... don't get your panties in a wad just yet!
i thought it was a rain thing, but i see rossi double up on knee puck in a lot of dry races now too.
Great article in latest BIKE magazine (from the UK), with Rossi giving inch by inch detail of taking a corner on his GP bike. Rossi specifically mentions the double pucks used by a lot of racers now, as the 800s corner in such a way (with all the electronic help, modern tires, etc) that the racers have their knee down for much longer on each corner. The article (the whole magazine actually) is amazing.
PS: Rossi also explains his "dangling" inside leg going into some corners. He says that real or imagined, it helps him break harder with more stability for the corner.
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