It'll be interesting.\n\nperhaps those who speculated about Pedrosa and the 250 guys in general just\nmaking it into MotoGP based on pure favoritism and not driving skills will\nhenceforth gracefully shut their trap and stick to some other pet notions\nthat haven't been proven pathetically wrong within a short period of time.\nIt was obvious and is obvious the guy can ride a little.\n\nWhat surprises me is that supposedly his small size has a very negative\nimpact on aerodynamics, evidenced by other bikes having 15mph of top speed\non him. That's quite extreme. On the other hand, it seems his small size\nallows him to upset the bike the least, so it has other advantages.\n\nAwesome job by Nakano, and again also Hopkins. Hopefully one of these days\nboth these guys qualifying pace finally translates into more consistent and\nbetter race results.\n\nAfter these 3, the field is actually extremely close together, and given the\nfact that things on qualifiers may significantly differ from race tires, and\n*especially* given the fact there's a rain forecast - well, things are\nutterly unpredictable. I don't expect Pedrosa to do that great in the rain -\nthe rain should favor other guys. I would not be surprised to see Roberts\nnear the front again in the rain, and perhaps a comeback from Gibernau.\nHopkins could do well. As one would also expect Rossi to do. In the rain,\nI'll be crazy and predict a Hopkins victory! Ho Hopkins, it's long overdue.