I have a saying about championship tables. It doesn't matter in which way you add up the points from each race, they still come to the same total. It's the truth table.
Dani Pedrosa scored more points in the truth table than Valentino Rossi over the 2007 season, meaning that for the first time since 1996 - count those years; 11 seasons, folks - Rossi has been demoted to lower than third in the world title.
It's all a bit of a shock as the mask of the ever-smiling, seemingly immortal, fun-loving hero that is Valentino Rossi slips just a little.
The rider of the number 26 Repsol Honda, Pedrosa, is not everyone's favourite subject to interview, but he has recently started to come out of his shell whenever you catch him on his own.