I had to smile last Sunday as I imagined the disbelief and then panicked in press rooms, studios and comment boxes around the world when the unfortunate Pecco Bagnaia (Ducati Lenovo Team) crashed so close to the finish of the race at Misano and Quartararo left as world champion. We were all there, script or text written and ready for the final whistle, or in this case the checkered flag. It has often happened to me that a last minute goal at a soccer game completely changed history. On two or three wheels, I will never forget Brno in 1988. I sat with my feet on a spartan desk in the comment box and dreamed of a bottle of pink Russian champagne that you could buy in Brno for under five euros.