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You do know how a race track works, don't you? If MM is faster on the straights, then his braking zone will naturally come up sooner. Hence why other riders can make up ground on the brakes. Let's exagerate here: if MM is going 280, and passes a guy doing 250, who do you think has to "bottle out" sooner?
As well, Luthi, Rabat and Kallio were all faster than MM down the straights (as per the official MotoGP site), with the other top riders within 2 or 3 kph of him. I don't remember seeing any of those three on the podium. Oh, but I forgot, to the fair weather fans who likely have never lined up on the grid for any sort of motorcycle race, top speed advantage is the only way to be competitive. *eyeroll
I'm not a big MM supporter, and was disgusted by him refusing to shake Iannone's hand after the race, but I know a superior racer when I see one. He hooks it up on corner exit better than the majority of the field and is getting along with his machine - it's that simple.