In practice for the upcoming Assen MotoGP, Valentino Rossi is out front with the quickest times followed by Gibernau, Capriossi and Hayden. Just like the AMA Superbike series, one rider keeps repeating week after week, without let up. He just keeps doing it better than anyone else and that has to be psychologically hard on the competition. The races aren’t quite the runaway the Superbike races have become but to beat Rossi, the other teams are going to have to come up with an amazing race without mistakes. He is beatable, the races are always close but it just keeps going his way.
Update: Capriossi finishes practice Thursday on top.