But even I don’t see how Rossi’s 3 stop strategy works on a road course when you can’t ever build up a lap advantage to cover the time needed for the stop. Passing is just too difficult. When I saw Power drop back, and Dixon dead last, I thought 2 stops and reap in the points. But no....

Dixon was on a 2 from the beginning. So it turns out Sato and RHR were too. Can someone explain why Rossi chose to run a 3 stop strategy and why it would ever work?