- Like the idea that Michelin really don't know how to make a better front tire is the idea that what we are seeing is the very best Honda can do. Can that be the case?
- That Marquez's proven willingness to ride lap after lap in a semi-crashing state of control is good enough to lead the championship again, so why mess with it? Call this "the Yvon DuHamel effect."
- That Honda, like the others, have serious budgetary problems, bringing to mind the old NASA saying "No bucks? Then no Buck Rogers." This is not an image they seek to project.