So, what did you think about Rossi's "aggressive" pass on Gibernau in the last corner?
(you can vote more than once)
As far as I'm concerned, it was a clean pass. Gibernau left a huge door open, Rossi stepped through and came out the winner. If Sete had not taken that last corner so wide and stayed tight into the turn he would have had a much better argument had Rossi still ducked underneath him. As it was, Rossi did what any champion does...he found a way to win.
I really like Mat Mladin's comments on the subject:
"I can't finish up without bringing up the pass Rossi put on Gibernau that made all the headlines. It took me a few weeks to get over the fact that it was such a major ordeal. Gibernau left the door open and Rossi wanted the win more than Gibernau. That's as much as anybody should look into it. The fact that Gibernau urged on the crowd when Rossi was being booed shows his make up. The fact that Rossi loved it showed his. Rossi is only guilty of having more desire to win than most. Gibernau showed his true colors at the next race when he crashed after a light shower of rain. Waving his arms at the corner marshals and who ever else he could see. I guess it was their fault that he crashed? He screwed up, and should take it like a man.
There have been a few incidents over here of the same nature. The most recent being between two-team mates at Barber. One ran off the track and the other took advantage of it. The post race comments seem to indicate that the guy behind should not have stuck his wheel in the gap even though he was the only one on the racetrack, rather, he was supposed to wait for his team-mate to re enter the track. I don't think so. The door was open after a mistake was made. The gap was filled and the guy who made the mistake came out worse. Why is it always someone else's fault? When the light goes green it's Mano a Mano."
We all say that "Rubbing is racing," but none of us like it when we get rubbed. If you're gonna race, you're gonna swap paint, and a few other things, such is racing. If you can't take the heat...
Last edited by slaintedan; 05-07-2005 at 05:54 AM.