human error?

the place: the cathedral (aka assen, nl). the occasion: the dutch gp. the man: valentino rossi.

it’s not new that i root for him – i’ve already made that clear many posts ago. and i get sorta pissed when things go like they did last sunday: what was supposed to be another victory in his bag (and a back to back) ended up in the gravel trap. his bike’s front washed away and both decided to surf on the tarmac instead of riding on it.

in occasions like that it’s inevitable to bring back to memory what stoner had said to rossi when the latter managed to get himself and the former out of the race in an unsuccessful overtaking attempt:

your ambition outweighs your talent.

i honestly believe that was the situation sunday – a mix of overconfidence and poor judgement of the situation, resulting in his third DNF (and 42 points behind the leader).

and then two interesting things happened: i) the current championship leader is learning to ride with his head (no longer with his heart); ii) an under{dog,rated} rider won the race. it was amazing to see mr. jack miller winning the dutch gp, and it was very touching to watch him in his interview to dylan grey (the interviews right after they arrive at the parc fermé are undoubtedly the best ones) – maybe i’m getting old and/or oversensitive, ‘coz every now and then some silly things like that leave me with watery eyes… o_O

kudos to you, mr jackassen! well deserved! a silly mistake in silverstone last year prevented you from shining, but you finally made it! :)

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