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Matthew Birt  says:

Heroic Stoner Salvages Painful Fourth

Casey Stoner rode through the pain barrier to keep his MotoGP world title hopes alive after a tough weekend at the iconic Indianapolis Motor Speedway. The Australian fractured his right ankle and suffered extensive ligament damage after a vicious high-side crash in the early stages of Saturday’s qualifying session. He was only cleared to ride after a rigorous medical check on Sunday...

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Hedgehog5

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Hedgehog5 says:

Wosi...

"Look mate..plenty of us #46ers have given respect to Stoners efforts on that Ducati but there is a hardcore of bitter orange lemmings who refuse point blank to do the same to Rossi."

Yeah, I'm with Nostro on this, there's not even many Rossi fan's with much to say about his time with Ducati... most, including MCN, refer to it as a disaster... & the respect he had for sticking with it no longer applies... pehaps better to leave that one eh?

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666ghostrider666

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Casey was struck by a mystery illness which caused him to feel tired long before the end of races, leaving him 16 points behind Rossi Yeah it was called ducatiitous

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wosihound says:

Ducati fail..

Big guns Nobstrokanus and Bob Bantambugerky out to play with lapdog H5 nipping excitedly at heel, dribbling wet weener making a mess..or is that big mouths.

Casey Stoner is on record as saying he left Ducati because they wouldn't develop the bike, not giving him what he asked for and it was uncompetitive. He finished 4th best alien 2 years on the trot, knew he was better and got fed up.

When are you Do-do's going to face up to that?

Yes..he won a few races at the end of the year when the others were injured or cruising but, winning in circumstances like that does not constitute a bike capable of a season long challenge for the big prize. Casey has said so and joined HRC as a result. The results and a title speak volumes about the disparity in performance between Honda and Ducati and, the gap has only gotten bigger.

Ducati initiated contact with Furusawa, hoping to tap into his engineering expertise, to get the bike turned around with some fresh perspective. Preziosi was the scapegoat..he turned them down flat.

The most experienced and winning chief engineer in the paddock, Burgess says:

"Ducati have a lot to learn. Their perception of what is required to go racing is very different to the perception of the Japanese companies. Until some of those higher engineers at Ducati work for a Japanese company, the message may never get through: If you do nothing you get nothing."

Rossi moving back to Yamaha is not the call of a quitter. He will be going head to head with, probably, the strongest and most complete racer riding at present. There will be nowhere to hide riding the same bike running out of the same team. The safe option would have been to do a Lawson at Cagiva. Take the money, stay where he was, fade away with the odd decent result and maybe go WSB racing. 

Rossi is unsure whether he will be able to rise to that challenge but is not afraid to try. It's a brave decision and one that could see him draw way more criticism than the gobby Nos & Bob show have been handing out from their armchairs for the last 21 months, if he fails.

If he succeeds in his aim to become a front runner once more, to prove to himself that he hasn't lost the skill and determination that snared him his titles and status within the sport, he will prove that it was Ducati who was the weaker half of the partnership, once and for all.

People within the Bologna outfit, and in Germany now, will have to take a look at themselves and make tough decisions if they are to continue.

Stoner, Rossi, Hayden, Melandri, Capirossi, Gibernau and Bayliss is one hell of a talent pool and they have all said similar.

Furusawa, Burgess and Suppo are the same off the track.

But hey..perhaps we would do better listening to the bitter ramblings and one sided agenda of racing fkwits Nostro, Bob and H5..?

 

 

 

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Bob Buttamasangy

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Sorry Wosi, thought I'd better stop reading at the start of the 3rd paragraph when I comtemplated slitting my wrists out of pure boredom!

Anyway, what I got out of that piece of journalistic gold was that you expect Florence to pile on a few runaway wins... starting any time soon.

Cheers mate, great story!

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leemuz

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leemuz says:

Great piece wosi

Puts it in to perspective but the chance that the orange dildo sucking crew will not agree I'm sure there orange tinted blinkers will find flaws in your masterpiece

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noshow

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noshow says:

Although you have written a good post there Wosi but you yourself are also guilty of the crimes you have accused Bob and Nostro . You have also belittled other racers and glorified your humbled hero .Have you turned over a new leaf or just feel a bit guilty?

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Hedgehog5

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Hedgehog5 says:

Wosi...

"Casey Stoner is on record as saying he left Ducati because they wouldn't develop the bike, not giving him what he asked for and it was uncompetitive. He finished 4th best alien 2 years on the trot, knew he was better and got fed up"

We know... you were asking for recognition of Rossi's efforts on the Ducati but all you talk about is Stoner's... nowhere in your post do you actually mention Rossi on the Ducati... how can you argue that others should give him respect for his time with Ducati if you can't find something to respect him for?

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trailler

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trailler says:

Rossi

couldnt develop a cold , even if someone gave him one .

Ducati seem to be giving themselves a bad name , not just with development , but riders too .

Crutchlow and Redding arent to happy , as with a few other riders .

Dont think i have heard so many riders complain about one team or manufactura in a long time .

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trailler

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trailler says:

How can

Ducati win so many WSB titles , and then completly f*ck up there  GP race bikes . That beggers belief!!!... , at the end of the day a bike is a bike.......

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666ghostrider666

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Trailer

What an immature total nonsense comment. The WSB bike is worlds apart from the Ducati gp. But the success of the WSB however may be contributed by the trellis frame. This obviously is similar to the frame set up that brought stoner his world title That and three years preparation But to even think a gp bike should performe well because a WSB bike does leads me to question your integrity

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