Actually, it was Pedrosa that cut across Rossi's front tire, knocking Vale off His line and unfortunately, into De Puniet. I thought Pedrosa was going to cry in the post-race interview after losing the lead and ending in third. As for Nicky, he gutted out an impressive fifth considering He was battling the flu (and Casey Stoner). He is by far the most consistent rider this year, hence the champoinship points leader. The wins will come, but there are a lot of fast guys this year!