This is exactly why I like watching IGPX: not only do we get an excellent race that nearly equals the finals of the first season, but we get equal treatmeant for what happens when the race is over. I have always enjoyed the charecter interactions in the show, and this episode does not dissapoint. It has been a while since I saw the last episode of IGPX, and this episode helped remind me why I fell in love with the show in the first place.
The former Rocket G strongly reminded me of Takashi after he won the last IG-1: acting all cool and colleted around other people, but completly losing it in pure joy when there is no one to see him. The art and music is, as always, excptional, and Takashi deliveres one of his best lines ever. As a side note, I do enjoy the more adult tone IGPX has adopted.