Rossi fans wearing blinkers again
Blinkers no.1 - The only people who seem to give a shite about Stoner riding the Ducati in comparison to Rossi are Rossi supporters continually claiming Rossi is doing better than Stoner did last year. The rest of us can see that Rossi has nowhere near the speed that Stoner had on it, saying he has more points at this point in the season is a lame claim. Pointless. The grid positions say it all, he is slow on it, no matter what gets said on here. I doubt Stoner gives a toss about Rossi's records and what happened before 2006.
Blinkers no.2 - Rossi did not take a gamble and leave Yamaha to go to Ducati. Rossi screwed himself at Yamaha who wouldn't get rid of Lorenzo in the him or me demands. Rossi wouldn't stay there with Lorenzo so he had two choices, take what was available - Ducati, or retire. Why people keep saying he should be applauded for this 'gamble' is beyond me. He should have swallowed his ego and stayed at Yamaha and fought with Lorenzo on equal terms. That would have gained him some respect. Not having the same tantrums he has always had about not having team mates with equal status and ability.
Blinkers no.3 - Rossi and Burgess will not sort the Ducati out. Rossi is complaining about the same issues as Stoner. He can't deal with it and they can't sort it with set up. DUCATI DESIGNERS AND ENGINEERS, not Burgess or Rossi need to redesign the thing to improve the front end. At that point it will no longer be the bike it is now. It will be a different machine.
Blinkers no.4 - Winning a title with Ducati will not elevate his legendary status to new heights. His legendary status of god, goat, superhuman who can overcome any problem and ride around it, is buried under all the junked parts from this year's Ducati. He cannot ride it. If he ups his game and rides it harder, or if Ducati give him a redesigned bike that is as good as anything else or better, then he stands just as much chance as the others to win. His legendary status would have risen to new and justified heights if he had taken this years bike by the scruff of the neck and ridden it faster than the previous rider. He can't and he looks very ordinary now he does not have one of the best bikes.
Blinkers no5 - Rossi doesn't need to do this for the money. He has an ego to feed, not a wallet. He needs to win above earning more millions. He's not exactly poor.
At the moment he is screwed with that bike until Ducati give him something else. Or, he decides to try and ride it differently.