Finally, Rossi had to push all the way to win and in so doing ended up winning with a 15 sec margin! They guy is truly amazing, he needs to go to Yamaha or Ducati next year to level the playing field.
Some interesting facts about the Phillip Island races: The best lap times of the support superbike class were around 1'35", ie. only 5 seconds slower than Rossi and I think even beating the slowest MotoGP guys. The best lap times of the supersport class were around 1'37"! It puts our efforts at Sepang in a different light, showing us as the true amateurs we really are!