So, a question to those of you who race: when Kenan causes Sam to crash in order to win, is that (1) just fine, (2) a racing incident, (c) unacceptable?
A bit of commentary and the video can be found at:
p.s. the stewards did not act, so presumably the answer is (a). so is it that, if you can get your bike fully inside someone on a corner entry, whatever happens thereafter, you're 'in the right'?
p.p.s. I have great respect for Kenan's riding ability (particularly late in races, with worn tires), but for me, this is way 'over the line', as have been a couple of his earlier 'antics' (especially Portimao last year - just frikkin crazy!), and I hope he misses the championship... or that someone punches his lights out first!
p.p.p.s. I've only seen one WSB race 'in the flesh', and the thing that stuck with me most was not the speed or agility of the bikes, but the mutual confidence the riders displayed towards each other. To enter corners at 250kph, side by side, takes both huge personal confidence and total 'faith' in your 'accompanying' rider. And actions such as Kenan's must undermine that. That must put the thought in the other riders' minds that "he'll do anything to win". And this must be a corrosive idea, that some other rider might want to win so badly that he'll cause you harm - literally! That doesn't seem to have been typical of Hayden and Stoner and Lorenzo and Checa and Biaggi, etc, not to mention Mladin and Spies and Hayes and Cardenas, etc... altho Rossi showed signs of 'ultimate aggression' now and again...