There was an air of frustration and negativity over the Malaysian GP weekend that must be similar to the feeling currently whizzing around the banks of the world. Just what is going on?!
We seemed to be bumbling along very nicely with 990s and then the 800cc formula last year producing Stoner's stunning form that took Ducati to the title they so richly deserved in 2007.
But then everyone had a 'love in' with Bridgestones as they thought it was the only way to win a championship, and yet they still haven't thought it through properly. In order to beat Rossi, you may well have to be on exactly the opposite type of tyre - see Stoner last year. (The year before was when Rossi was hardly helped by engine blow ups and crashes rather than tyre failures.)
In 2009, everyone has Bridgestones and it ain't going to change the order. The best guys will still win just as they have done in the 125cc, 250cc and 500cc titles for the last decade, as well as F1 and WRC. Nothing will change, less for people complaining about the tyres not being to their liking after so many seasons of tyres being made to their individual preferences.