Lazy berk Birt is late as usual..
crash.net already had over 350 comments on this story by the time he decided to roll out of bed at 11am and copy and paste.
Fatherhood seems to have dulled his nose for a good story and some proper journalism..bit like it took the fire out of Stoners's belly.
How can the Australian be happy in retirement knowing his team mate, who's won fk all, bitch slapped his arse?
Anyway..our Matthew says the race was pivotal, and it was.
Not for the result, which only denied Casey five points he should have bagged, but in that it halted a title charge and took the wind out of his sails by frying his brain, which resulted in him crashing out of the next two races while leading a stalking Rossi.
Casey Stoner, scared to engage, was trying to do a runner..he knew that despite having the faster bike, Rossi had his measure.
Laguna sowed the seed of doubt in his mind but it was Brno and San Marino that did the damage and showed us all what a lightweight choker he really was..
He showed us again this season..that the weakness of character Rossi exposed has always been there and is part and parcel of Casey Stoner.
Fast when he's happy..but flawed, unable to deal with pressure.