Come on Buel - you don't honestly say that what Ratchet said in that post had any semblance of credibility do you...??
Stoner got lambasted by some on here for 'taking the Ducati in the wrong direction', 'being incapable of developing it', 'repeatedly crashing it' etc etc. No-one gave him any credit for his effort and the way he continually tried his damndest to get it to the top of the results, which he did on a good few occasions.
When Rossi got on pretty much the same bike at the start of the season he was nowhere and neither his or Burgess' input made a scrap of difference to the bike for the whole season. He's had a far worse season than Stoner ever did, never got to grips with it, yet Ratchet applauds his 100% commitment for sticking with it and not retiriing. Imagine the field day some of you Rossi fans would have had if Stoner had a season like that.
My response was not about Rossi, it was about Ratchet's comments
Someone else then posts that Rossi and Burgess now know what the problem with the bike is, which is complete twaddle otherwise why have Ducati built a new bike and someone else posts that Stoner will never be the 'star' that Rossi is or 'bring as much to the show' which is totally irrelevant to his ability to race a motorcycle. And as I said in my response, where has the 'show' been this year? It's why people can be forgiven for thinking it is just posturing after he has won.
I have no doubt that if Ducatis new bike is a competitive one we will see him back around the front of races and I wouldn't be surprised to see a win. But, it all depends on how good the bike is and for that, we will have to wait and see