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Think you'll find us Brits are the past masters at losing......especially in sports. If you had watched the complete programme at the weekend you would have realised that the first 2 tracks are both unusuak tracks. PI for it's tyre wear and Chang for the huge long straights. Everyone interviewed at the track and in the studio agreed that the Ducati excells in the tracks with long fast straights but might not have such an advantage at the twisty tracks. Very reminiscent of Max Biaggi on the Aprillia a few years ago, losing out in the twisty's and blasting past on the straights. All respect for AB though, the Ducati may be derived from a pure MOTOGP bike but he's riding the wheels off of it. Give Chas time, he'll get to grips with it. 
I think from where i sat, that after losing out on the drag to the first corner, Hamilton knew his race was done, and therefore sat back and took it easy, just doing enough to keep ahead of the Ferrari and Red Bull. Saving the engine this early!. 
"Beat down"? "No more Mr Nice Guy"? Wait a minute, let's keep our hats on. One swallow a summer does not make as they say. Bottas was roundly beat down by Hamilton in Qualifying, which will happen again. Hats off to him that he sped past Lewis at the start. The race was over at that point. He did not come from behind in combat to take the race from Lewis. Had Hamilton gone first into the first chicane, that would also have been game over for any story of a Bottas win. There are 20 more races to go. My bet remains firmly on Hamilton not Bottas. Moreover, should push come to shove, the Team will, I think, more likely call orders on Bottas if Lewis is at that point ahead in the championship battle than on Lewis should Bottas be ahead.
And most importantly: as usual in the first race of the season, the race pace was actually really slow (well what you can call "slow"). If it had been a "normal" race, he would have never been able to reel in the leading group.
"A significant contribution to this result came from the success of the Panigale family, which accounted for the sale of 9,700 bikes (70% increase on 2017), making Ducati, for the very first time, the leader of the superbike segment with a market share of over 26%. In 2018 one superbike out of every four sold worldwide was a Ducati Panigale." Most manufacturers are selling fewer - except Ducati...
I think i can rest my case. Now go back to the beers and crisps.