2002 250 -----2003 125 8th, 2004 125 5th, 2005 250 2nd, 2006 GP 8th, 2007 GP 1st, 2008 GP 2nd
(After criticising the trellis frame & demanding more stiffness!! at his age) the carbon frame was introduced. Can pull the info if required.
2009 GP 4th 2010 GP 4th - leaves a mess and goes to the legendary make on the grid.
I can see that he is quite successful after no real significant results from 02 - 07. But why is it people think he really is THAT good.
If you take one of his contempories, Lorenzo, since 2004 he has 4th, 5th, 1st, 1st, 4th, 2nd, 1st, 2nd. That to me looks much better. Or is it just me?
As for the Ducati, I hope for MotoGP's sake it is a success. The two seater...if the hp and top speed are to be believed will require new sets of leathers each time out as Mamola scares the S***t out of his pillions.
No doubt the other real prototypes on the grid will have similar performance figures. So smoking tires all round then. Imagine taking the electronics off these bikes.