Max is a great rider but he crumbles under pressure and that is a serious problem for someone competing on that level. There were many great racers that were fast but could not keep it together under pressure and now no one remembers their names.Yes, great show by Max. But, damn, if you could come back from a mile behind the last position, and still be with-in 6 seconds from the first place, you are in the wrong league. Max should stop slumming in WSBK and move to MotoGP. He is like the Mladin of the WSBK
Also finishing only 6 seconds behind, that is not to say that he would have won that race by a mile, Carlos had no reason to push and possibly have another get off so he just did the pace he had to do in order to stay in front, winning by 0.6 or 6 or 60 seconds is still a win. Will have to wait till next round to see heads up battle between those two. As things stand it seems Aprilia has got a warp drive under those fairings and tires seemed to last the entire race, Ducati might have that little extra speed in the closing laps since it manages tire wear better than any other bike and Carlos is a master of his craft, so perhaps they are a match, however Aprilia looks to have an upper hand.
It seems to have worked well in the past, Calexio would start an "OFFICIAL" thread for WSBK or MotoGP and that would be the only thread on the subject, no reason to get admins involved unless the flame fest erupts, and I really hope we have seen the last of it last seasonIt would be nice if the administrators would have an "official" WSBK post section for each race.