I've been a mladin fan for years now. He's not only been a great champion of the sport, but also for the safety of himself and fellow riders. I admire him for not racing this weekend (even though he could easily claim his 7th title) and am ashamed the other facory riders at least have not done the same. And for all you guys who are gonna bash him for not riding, Hacking decided to do the same due to unsafe conditions also. I know there are many mladin haters on this site, probably mainly due to no other reason than he doesn't ride a kawi, but we've been very fortunate to have had him racing in this series for so long. I can only think of one rider who truly matched his intensity on the bike and track, and right now he's cleaning house in wsbk. Mladin never straddled that bike without giving it 100% from start to finish and there aren't many riders out there who can or even want to do that. Here's wishing him the best for his future.