Not being rude..but who the fk is he?
You ever heard of him?..Nah! didn't think so.
He's obviously a big fan though and almost as sad as Ramola, who seems to be getting all possesive over who is allowed to compliment Stoner's riding efforts.
Here's a clue for you Mandy, you big girl's blouse..
"You could see he was special but at that stage we just thought we’d be fixing a lot of crashed bikes." says Andy.
From his debut at Qatar 2007 to Laguna Seca 2008, Ducati didn't have to fix one of rookie Stoners race bikes..he didn't crash and was flawless.
That all stopped after Rossi rattled him good & proper in America. The trail of self-inflicted mistakes increased, rapidly filling the Corse skip.
This..and the fact Stoners results got worse with him finishing lower year upon year until he left Ducati, show that he in actual fact wasn't taming anything. It should have been the other way round with him crashing to start..not at the end?
Five race crashes in his last season? The bike had taken control and was threatening to kill him. He bailed unsurprisingly..some would say, lost his bottle..eh MR?
He'd definitely lost his bottle by the end at Valencia 2012.
Tricky conditions and the very thought of crashing had him whimpering about not wanting to be there and riding to finish while playing safe so he could retire in one piece, having just been spanked by a team mate.
Ignominious ending for such a brave hero..and one that don't really square up with Birts Andy Who's? one-sided piece, the full details of which can be read in this month's Orange cross-dressing and bottom lip monthly.