A telling sign of just how terrible AMA Superbike has gotten, is when Mladin crashes and they fix up his bike after a red flag. Then he starts last and almost makes the podium. Absolutely pathetic for two reasons. One, there should have never been a red flag in the first place. If that was MotoGP the reace would have continued because the crash was not blocking the track in any way, and there was nothing wrong with Mladin after the crash. Second, the fact that part of the race is over and Mladin starts dead last, and almost makes the podium shows how crappy the rest of the field is. The whole series has pretty much become a joke when the question of the day during the race was 'Who will be first to unseat the two Suzuki riders'.