I will provide some little observations I made from the pitwalk and race day that normally escapes the TV cameras. Many thanks have to go to Bangr and FR for the corporate ticket for the last half of race day. Much appreciated and may the weather gods provide dry weather for you always. I have a direct line you know… Alex Barros bike looks like it was sponsored by the Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras. Fluoro Green and Yellow are a great combination. He rode fantastic all weekend though and should get some HRC go fast kudos in the future I think. Oh to be the ridiculously good looking James Toseland. Young, fast and signing ladies g-stings in pit lane make for a pretty good lifestyle. He dealt with and over powered and under tired Ten Kate Honda fantastic all weekend. Power is not everything. Yamaha, Suzuki and Honda all seem to have stupid power levels, but they are coming on like light switches. The Pirellis were struggling with the high temperatures all weekend and 200 plus Hp doesn’t help. Kagayama’s highside between 11 and 12 was pretty big as well. Troy Bayliss Ducati’s was fast still packed in a shipping crate. The Ducati mechanics unpacked it, filled it with fuel, finished there long macchiato’s and plonked Bayliss on the top of it. His only mistake was going too fast in Race 1. A funny scene was a very nervous Pirelli tire technician visiting the Ducati pit box in Race 2. Every mechanic was throwing him angry glances but all was forgiven after 22 laps. Bored race mechanics will tune anything. I loved the carbon fibre Acrapovic muffler on a starting engine!