The MotoGP in Shanghai was wet, really wet. Rossi won again but the race surprise was Olivier Jacque, a Kawasaki replacement rider for the injured Alex Hoffmann. It’s always hard to gauge the ability of a rider when the conditions are so bad, though if he rides that well in the wet, he could be outstanding in the dry. Towards the end of the race he was gaining on Rossi though again, Rossi may have been riding just fast enough to stay upright and in front. Jacque had not been on a bike in seven months and had been racing cars when he got the call. Very impressive. Whether or not Rossi was riding all out for the conditions, Jacque did beat everyone else. I hope he gets more seat time in coming races. It was also good to see Kawasaki doing well.