Time to deliver
Valentino Rossi won again at the weekend, victory number 96 in grand prix racing, title number six in MotoGP and eight overall. He is just incredible, as once more he leaves us all aghast as to his abilities, some 11 years after winning his first title at Brno in August 1997.
This weekend at Phillip Island in Australia, Rossi should be well and truly unleashed as he's got nothing to lose. Hell, if we were in the old days he wouldn't turn up to these remaining races if he wasn't paid enough start money!
Bizarrely, the atmosphere was a bit flat once Valentino crossed the line to take the title at Motegi on Sunday. Others in the paddock agreed with me that it was a bit of a flat race once Rossi had got ahead of Stoner. Maybe the autumn of the season and many hours on planes were taking their toll, but one person who was happy was Dani Pedrosa. Or was he?