Sunday, 8 November 2015
In morning warm-up, Lorenzo was second fastest, behind Marquez, Rossi fourth, behind Pol Espargaro and ahead of Pedrosa. There's just 0.65s between the fastest lap of first and fifth.
Motogp.com has a a Grand Finale calculator (screen grab above). If Rossi finishes ahead of Lorenzo he wins, simple (but highly unlikely). Also, if Lorenzo wins the race, he is champion (UPDATE: Rossi could have come second. I was getting carried away), but you can pull the two contenders around in relation to each other to see where Rossi has to finish, to be champion, if Lorenzo comes third. It could put off the nail-biting for, oh 2-3 minutes, in the build up to today's race.
The photos below, of me with Rossi a couple of times among the many times I've interviewed him, show you where my allegiances lie. G