Despite what people say Ducati will come out on top.
there's nothing wrong with rossi physically and if gave a bike he can ride to its full potential, i don't see why he couldn't be up there fighting for podiums.
Ducati are put their all into making the bike work, and one of these days somethings gotta give, once ducati get rid of the font end issue,rossi will be able to ride like he wants.
Ask any true motogp fan, what riding style is rossi known for?, they will say , late braking.
To brake late, you need front end confidence, take that away from rossi and he will look pretty average, because that was his main asset, where he made up a lot of time.
As we have seen,this season, the only time the ducati has been competetive with rossi or hayden on is in the wet, this is becuase the design is no where near at its limit performance wise, hence the reason why the front end issues, seem to be masked.
If ducati just gave up and downed tools where would that leave them?, honda and yamaha have been through rough patches too, but they are still in motogp because they kept going and working at the problems they had..
No matter who your are or what you do, someone on this planet will have a problem with you.
Rossi is very successful and with that comes envy, hate and huge amounts of supporters.
Its the same with stoner, people were taking the Piss out of him for riding 110% and crashing allmost everyother race on the ducati,then they downed him for having an illness 08 or 09 cant remember.
Its seems that their is a minority that RAG and KICK the riders when the are down.