nostro my friend
im far from reverting to type as you put it, im just pointing out that maybe it should be akmowledged that even Casey who has the best record on the Ducati, did struggle on the CF bike compared to his results on the framed bikes.
i know his illness reflects in that period but all the same , for a guy who should have been in his prime and with the abilty to win the number of races he has he shouldnt have gone three years without a title.
Im pointing a finger at the bike design for this not casey, there is loads of intersting infromation coming out now the bitching about rossi v stoner has calmed down, and it seems to show there are a number of reasons for the projects struggles.
The racecraft thing has always been where rossi,s strength is ,and is why he has been so consistent.
yeah sure Casey showed better racecraft this year, i just wondered if he was guilty of wanting to win too much in the past, and cost himself an other title by pushing too hard.
But as you say riding on a knife edge is hard, as Rossi has found out this season, But for that reason i find the reaction to his struggles, and the unwillness so people to see thoses reasons ( other than their hatred of him ) quite sad.