Rain for rent..
When serial under achiever and repsol rent boy wins more races than the crowned WC..you know the bike he's riding is head & shoulders..
Don't forget, Nicky spanked Dani last time they were riding the same big bikes, as opposed to the corgi toy 800 designed for midgets.
Fk me..Bautista finished fifth?
Put Dovi, Hayden and Spies on an RCV like Alvaro's and they'd beat him and Bradl every weekend..
The Ducati has a multitude of issues..understeer, a light switch power delivery, limited front and rear traction, it eats tyres etc. etc.
Rossi has turned the bike around as far as is possible with that fkin great dinosaur of an engine shoe-horned into a makeshift chassis. The DNA is all wrong. As is..it's nowhere near being a title contender, despite the limited progress. The Japs have left Ducati scratching their heads.
Unfortunately for the current crop of riders, Ducati will gather reams of useless data next year and nothing will change..until they expunge all remnants of Prezels design to the bin and start again from the ground up.