I remember the Gibernau/Rossi battles and i agree with what you say Bert. Seem to recall Rossi saying he'd never let Gib win another race....and he didnt, Valentino destroyed the guy. Im a Rossi fan but at the time it seemed nothing short of cruel.
Has the same happened again? i dont think so, certainly hope not. Marquez is a fantastic rider who goes all out to win,coming second or further down is just not an option for him, its just harder to win now the Yamaha has come good.