He hasn't "always been a class act"!! He's gotten better with age in that regard. Biaggi, Giberneau, Stoner, and Lorenzo (in the early years) would all disagree on Rossi's graciousness....as would many of his 125 and 250 opponents. He has always been in a class of his own, and just about the most entertaining rider to watch in the Paddock. It was an AWESOME race.He has always been a class act. He's also been racing long enough to know when you give it your best and get beaten you don't try to shift the blame. The next two races will be interesting. Both have so much to lose.
I felt kinda sorry for the seagull.