I know Casey isn’t enjoying the sport anymore and his health has suffered in the past…..but I reckon his bitter and twisted mind is in a bad way too. Sounds like sour grapes to me and a final shot across the boughs before he walks away from the sport he now hates. What is clear is he seems annoyed that VR’s time in the wilderness on the unfixable red donkey are over.
Maybe it’s also a bit of Casey DOH! ner
He can’t think logically or do basic maths anymore……if Nicky and Barbera are finishing races in front of Rossi then they would have more points and finish the season ahead of him in the standings – that has never happened yet and don’t think it will this season either.
His memory is gone too……..while at Ducati he moaned like crazy about the bike, what was wrong with it and what was needed to put it right, which they never managed to do for him. He was angry about how the ‘rumours’ of his marriage that he suspected started from within the team and he was really upset about the way he was treated by them when he was ill for a while. He left ‘cos they treat him badly and he felt he deserved better (which he did) and now they are all a wonderful bunch.
Will Vale return to win races? Probably.
Will Vale win anymore championships? Possibly. I’d be happy to bet on at least top3 each year at end of season. He’s a fit 33 year old guy who hasn’t had too many bad injuries. No doubt the wilderness years will have knocked his confidence and the loss of Marco are all factors to consider.
Would Casey offer to go to Ducati to race? Can’t see it. If he comes back he’d want to go to a 3rd manufacturer, to try and podium on 3 different bikes like Rossi has.
Should he offer his services to test the Ducati? No point at all, it wouldn’t really help the bike’s development. We all know he’s fast on anything, but it would not solve the Duke’s problems. We’d be back to square one. The bike would lap quick with him on it, Ducati would think it was sorted but then no one else on the planet could get near his times…so every other rider would get the blame for not been as good as Casey. Same old same old.