Let the heart ache begin..
Ruling the roost & taming the beast, are amongst the most over used and delusional hyperbole uttered by fans of the sensitive Australian, who jacked because his missus told him too.
He didn't rule any roost at all, buk buk buGERK, certainly not the one at home..in fact let's not forget, he got beaten by his team mate this year.
Are we wrong to ask how Pedrosa - who has won nothing after all this time on the best bike - was the man able to send him scuttling back home under a cloud?
Take away 2007 and Casey was always getting beaten on the Ducati with less wins and more DNFs.
Is that taming any beast?..surely it's just getting worse results and crashing more often.
During his last two years at Ducati, Stoner finished 4th..on a bike that was a lot closer to the opposition than it is now if Hayden's results are anything to go by.
He got beaten twice as often as he won while on factory machinery..Four years out of six.
In 2010 - after four years with Ducati - Stoner lost to Lorenzo by 158pts.
That's only 29pts less than Lorenzo's gap to Rossi this year..One-and-half-points-a-race better than a washed up old clown with half the seat time?
I can feel the pain #27ers..but this is the reality.
Come on..let it all out.