Italy dreamed and Valentino Rossi did. It was the perfect place and the perfect time to realize what we felt from the start of the season: after a rocky start from Yamaha, a failed stint with Ducati, a timid return to the bosom of the three forks Vale had exhausted his supply of black bread. This year we would see what we would see.
And on Sunday, we saw. A Doctor nasty maneuvers and braking determined lumberjack, twirling riding an accomplice M1. Jorge Lorenzo has folded, Marc Marquez has cracked and Dani Pedrosa was content to play with the Ducati. All fair and square. As if we were back a few years ago. The native of Tavullia, a village located a few kilometers from the Misano circuit, played us back to the future of the most successful. And a yellow tide entranced by its icon hopes will continue.
Do it again in Aragon?
This popularity is the double impact suffered by his opponents. There is absolutely nothing to do: the number 46 is steel. It will take some time yet exceptional Marc Marquez to get to that level of adoration while Jorge Lorenzo must always wonder what he could have done to God to be thus rebuked this season.
After a pole-position and reconstructing a moral which is at the basis of his talent, Por Fuera has been the law of his teammate at Yamaha racing. A lesson he had not taken long ago on equal terms. Moreover, it is the only of the four tenors at the plate have yet to win any race. 2014 is definitely a bad year for Nadal.
In the championship, Valentino Rossi returned to the height of Dani Pedrosa for the status of vice-world champion. The title itself, the blunder Marc Marquez probably require the person to wait handles the overseas campaign to gird his second consecutive crown. So much for his supporters who would like to Aragon as strong as the yellow jerseys of Misano. Good for Honda may be able to party on his land Motegi.
Moto GP 2014: The standings
1- Marc Marquez ESP Repsol Honda Team (RC213V) 289 Points
2- Dani Pedrosa Repsol Honda Team ESP (RC213V) 215 points (-74)
3- Valentino Rossi ITA Movistar Yamaha MotoGP (YZR-M1) 214 Points (-75)
4- Jorge Lorenzo ESP Movistar MotoGP Yamaha (YZR-M1) 177 points (-112)
5- Andrea Dovizioso ITA Ducati Team (Desmosedici) 142 points (-147)
6- Pol Espargaro ESP Monster Yamaha Tech 3 (YZR-M1) * 98 points (-191)
7- Aleix Espargaro ESP NGM Forward Racing (Forward Yamaha) 92 points (-197)
8- Andrea Iannone ITA Pramac Racing (Desmosedici) 92 points (-197)
9- Stefan Bradl GER LCR Honda MotoGP (RC213V) 74 points (-215)
10- Bradley Smith GBR Monster Yamaha Tech 3 (YZR-M1) 74 points (-215)
11- Alvaro Bautista ESP Go & Fun Honda Gresini (RC213V) 64 points (-225)
12- Scott Redding GBR Go & Fun Honda Gresini (RCV1000R) * 54 points (-235)
13- Cal Crutchlow GBR Ducati Team (Desmosedici) 47 points (-242)
14- Hiroshi Aoyama JPN Drive M7 Aspar (RCV1000R) 43 points (-246)
15- Yonny Hernandez COL Pramac Racing (Desmosedici) 38 points (-251)
16- Karel Abraham CZE Cardion AB Motoracing (RCV1000R) 33 points (-256)
17- Nicky Hayden USA Drive M7 Aspar (RCV1000R) 29 points (-260)
18- Colin Edwards USA NGM Forward Racing (Forward Yamaha) 11 points (-278)
19- Michele Pirro ITA Ducati Team (Desmosedici) 11 points (-278)
20- Broc Parkes AUS Paul Bird Motorsport (PBM-ART) * 7 points (-282)
21- Mike di Meglio FRA Avintia Racing (Avintia) * 4 points (-285)
22- Danilo Petrucci ITA IodaRacing Project (ART) 4 points (-285)
23- Alex De Angelis RSM NGM Forward Racing (Forward Yamaha) 3 points (-286)
24- Michael Laverty GBR Paul Bird Motorsport (PBM-ART) 2 points (-287)
25- Hector Barbera ESP Avintia Racing (Avintia) 2 points (-287)
26- Leon Camier GBR Drive M7 Aspar (RCV1000R) 1 point (-288)