With regards to the discussion about Furusawa and him saying VR giving "thumbs up or down to our idea", some people here seem to interpret this as yamaha having an idea and rossi just nodding to it as a matter of courtesy and politeness to something which was already decided. According to this http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=32G-qcyXSzE Rossi chose to go for the engine which was less powerful but more manageable. So it seems to me that what Furusawa is saying is that the moment VR said "this is better because etc" yamaha dedicated all their efforts to that idea, crucially. I think Stoner at the moment is on fire and VR in a very dark tunnel, but you guys thinking that you can go out there and just win 9 world title just becasue there's no competition is a bit extreme. The yamaha 2004, which was the 'best' according to some here, had VR winning the title and the next rider on a yamaha was checa, who classified 7th after 5 hondas. Now, number sometimes are very crude if not contextualized and do not reflect the reality of what happened. However if VR is hailed so much all over is for a reason. Maybe his era is finished, don't know, but his era lasted 14 years on TOP (i.e. WORST result was being 3rd twice), drill it into your head. What I know is Casey fans forget that VR won 2008 and 2009 championships, doing things like LS in 2008 and Catalunya in 2009, not a few decades ago. Casey is strong, but cut the shit man, him being the most succesfful of the short 800 era does not make him comparable to Rossi. Can you compare Casey to Agostini? No. So why think you can compare him to Rossi? If Casey wins another 4 or 5 titles, that will start doing the job. Also, I would like Casey or whoever, to be able to take the risk and put himself on the line TWICE to go for a bike which is in big difficulties, surely not the winning one. I haven't seen many winning riders having the balls to choose non-winning machines. Finally, a champion is not just an incredibly fast driver. The Champion is the one who wins under real pressure. I am waiting for Casey to be tested again,properly, because he failed in the past from that point of view. No, the overtake on Lorenzo this year does not count if you ask me, it's just a sign, under overall favourable circumstances, it does not prove he's got the relentlessness of the Champion. Am I saying with that Casey is just a rider like many? NO. Casey belongs obviously to a very selected few (and so does Lorenzo in my view, but not Pedrosa), but he still has to prove if he is with the top of that restricted circle, which is where Rossi belongs instead.