We don't know which names were
engraved on Calzaghe's trophy, it could have been a copy, whilst the engraver carved the real thing behind the scenes...
They do it slightly differently at Wimbledon. The engraver sits at the ready and as soon as the winner is announced he/she gets to work. The time between the winner having delivered the decisive point and the trophy being presented is minimal, so the engraver must work with considerable speed.
So, everything is possible... I like to think the ceremony was genuine - makes m y life easier. At the end of the day, I was glad to have JT up there, rather than not at all. Plus, whatever happens he is now in the ranks to be the next MotoGP champioin, and he'll be getting enough publicity up there with the big boys. Let's face it, be it Sheene or Toseland, motorcycling is never going to be a majority sport in the way that football or rugby or cricket are, which is no bad thing, as facilities at places such as Silverstone and Donignton are already overstretched with current numbers. . . Also, the fact that neither JT nor Hamilton won proves all the conspiracy thoeries wrong, as some people were conviniced Hamilton was going to be a pre-ordained winner. I think Clazaghe won it fair and square, and good luck to him.
PS - I didn't bring Knievel into this, as he was the exception and wasn't about motorcycle racing in the strict sense of the word. Rest in peace, Evel.