In a very wet and wild French MotoGP, with several front-runners crashing out, including last years champion Nick Hayden, smart tyre choices and balanced riding has led Australian Chris Vermulen to his first ever MotoGP win. Taking the lead a few laps in, he didn't look back and held on in treacherous conditions. Casey Stoner fought on despite not having the best tyres for the conditions and got him in a deserved 3rd spot.
Once again, like Philip Island last year, the Suzuki has dominated in the wet, taking Chris one place higher than his 2nd place in the Australian leg last year. Off the back of his win in China, Stoner's consistent results on the Ducati has seen lead over Valentino Rossi increase out to 21 points.
Good signs. Vermulen has been pushing for a win for ages, he really deserved this one. Stoner's ability to see through non-ideal conditions/setup has really given him the edge over Rossi this year. Stoner really looks like he can win the championship this year.