ok, i looked a little closer, i dont think that darkie is his. look in front of his rear tire too. looks like that mark continues. and it looks a little off center from where his tire is too. just being critical.
whether or not the darkie is his (which i think it is) doesn't really matter, the man is sideways with one hand. while it probably makes it less impressive, i think it's cool that he's on rain tires.
the rains probably made it easier to do this stunt, as they spin up easier and at lower speeds, but it's not like it's easy to do even with rains on. it also begs the question, how wet is it?
I guess I should be more bitter toward honda than rossi, since it was honda's fault that they let him get away and now have to hang their hopes on Hayden (which I am all for, by they way...I think he has the potential to be as good as rossi).
I always though the reason you saw the ym1 in the GO!!!!!!! livery was because Galouses, the company sponsering rossi, is a french cigarette company and you cannot have advertising for tobacco products on television in the states. I have seen pics of the bike advertising Galouses so I know they get to advertise in other countries, but now that I think about it, there are probably European Countries that have the same television ban. Besides it isn't like you can get thse cigarettes here anyway.
yeah, crossed up, one handed, rain tires, thumbs up is cool for Anybody. It's not the "I'm twice the age of anybody on the grid and gonna race with my knees pressed against the tank old school style against bikes like the tz750 with knee draggers" like hailwood pulled in 1978-1980, but it is close.
ok, you got me with the rains. i didnt notice that. im not saying its something i can do. jeeze. its still a cool pic. i like that hes intentionally hamming for the camera. and there is no way hayden will be as good as rossi. already hes behind. rossi had his first 2 chamionships his first 3 years. and he won most of them on 2 strokes. and that doesnt even begin to draw the differences. hayden is definitely good, but hes not that good.