Resources..Two Ally frames and a couple of swingarms 2012. 2011 was a revised stiffness front subframe of the same design as before, then an ally spider frame that bolted to the exisxting. Not much compared to Honda.
Let's not forget..Stoner had a completely redesigned bike for 2009 in very expensive Carbon Fibre. 2010 that had major upgrades. A redesigned big bang motor, rear subframe, fairing with winglets, swinging arms.
If you're counting wages as resources..yes. Hardware for the bike..no. Rossi's wages are covered by the extra sponsorship because of his popularity and track record.
Does anyone honestly believe Stoner was as fast and competitive on the Ducati as he was on the Honda? Explain why he came 4th with just 3 wins then jumped onto the RCV and won more than three times the amount of races and took the title? HRC spent tens of millions, gearbox and all, trashing the opposition and it was no better than the GP10?..Jesus.
Ducati don't have an issue with the bike's handling, packaging and weight distribution..it's just Rossi is a 67kg sack of spuds. Why did Stoner crash the fkin thing five times in 2010?
Dovi found it very accomodating? He was two-and-a-half seconds off the pole time from the race..he also confirmed understeer on corner exit, even cruising at that pace.
Barely beating Hayden? Going to Valencia 2010, 17 races in, Stoner led Nick by 42pts. Same scenario this year, Rossi was in front by 35pts. Less than half a point a race makes Stoner a genius and Rossi a flop?
There is nowhere to hide for Valentino 2013. The proof of the pudding will be in the eating. If the Ducati's beat him regular while Jorge is winning, it's game over.
If he sticks it up front and Dovi, Hayden et al struggle..there'll be nowhere for Nostro to hide.
Keep digging that hole Pal.