Poppincaps88 did hpkins just get on the podium at Shanghi? I believe so.
Nicky's just plain fucked, he hasn't produced and he's obviously not comfortable on the bike, being rear-ended by Elias sure didn't help any either. I really think within a few races the jap bikes are going to catch that Ducati, it's just a matter of time. With this whole CC change someone had to dominate the opening era, I'm glad it's a Ducati, even if I hate them for dropping out of AMA.
Jen I think the biggest improvement this year are those dam Bridgestones they have Michilen scratching their heads after every race.
Melandri (although I would love to Hopkins here)