Pull my pudding..
Casey Stoner was odds-on favourite to win 2012 but came 3rd and was already in 3rd place BEFORE he made a silly error 7 minutes into QP at Indy. Nobody else involved. Own Fault.
Dani beat him fair & square at Sachsenring where Stoner crashed after trying to overtake him and, was never headed by Stoner in the championship thereafter.
Pedrosa won 7 races, Stoner 4.
Pedrosa had 9 fastest laps, Stoner had just 2.
Stoner had, in relative terms, a more disappointing season than Rossi. Much more was expected from him but..he came up short.
Dani wiped his arse for him and the MOST embarassing thing is that Dani has never won a title. He was always 4th best alien and he beat Casey riding the same bike.
The way Dani finished the season, Stoner would have been beaten whether he'd banged himself up or not.
Stoner only ever won when he had a big machinery advantage 2007 & 2011. He couldn't back a title up and got beat by Pedrosa.
This is why some of us think he's over rated.
No..but seriously. You carry on with your one-eyed rimming and ignore the facts.
If Casey asked you all to dress up in orange lycra suits and jump off a cliff, there'd be a competition to see who could shout 'Geronimo' the loudest.
I predict it'll be very quiet around here once the action starts..maybe a muffled whack whack whack in the background as aimless #27ers congregate to watch 1000fps footage of Stoner two-wheel drfting the kerbs.