THE BOY DONE GOOD..
And next year he`ll do even better! Less competition,but he won`t beat the top 2 guy`s left,but 3rd is a distinct possibility. MM will need a season to get upto speed, Ducati have made another cock-up with regard to their rider line-up,you`d have thought they would have learned after the 2yr`s of abject failure,but they ain`t."Thick as shit",is a phrase that spring`s to mind.But what the hell,it`s a dead class anyway! Getting a podium,even without DP,at this track, is a good indicication of how good a rider you really are,or how crap the competition is,WAS! A proper race track,where the bike is not the most important factor,ask Stoner. It`s a shame there ain`t more of them in the world,F1`s fault i guess,they do like their chicane`s! Cal was the rider Ducati should have gone for,someone on the rise,and yet their stuck with a pair of yank`s,the power of money,yet again.And Redding on the satty Duke would have made a lot more sense,if result`s are actually important to the team.But i have my doubt`s on that score,I mean they wanted to keep Rossi ffs!!! And now they`ve got Dovi,a good rider,but never a great one,consistant yes,but not on "the way up". But he won`t be as bad as the bloke he`s replacing,but never a winner,not in a million year`s! It`s a shame this class is dying a death,but that`s what happen`s when you put a numpty in control and his "love child" is the deputy.