Doohan on Welkom round:

Of course, it is another chance for Biaggi to show what he can do on the Honda. He had a good result at Suzuka, even though he made some uncharacteristic mistakes during the race, and he will be keen to improve on that performance. I am not sure exactly how strong Barros is with his knee injury, but we all know he is a contender if fully fit. The question is over his Yamaha, and whether it can compete with the Hondas and the Ducatis. At the moment it can´t, and neither can the Suzukis or the Kawasakis – it seems they are only playing half of the game.