Bollocks to your white flags.
One of the main reason Stoner gave for leaving Ducati was the bike didn't get any upgrades from the start of a season to the finish.
Preziosi & Guareschi have both said they gave Stoner what he wanted..every little thing. Apparently he didn't ask for very much and just rode the shit out it. Win or bin.
2009 was the first season of Bridgestones control tyre. Lorenzo & Pedrosa to a lesser degree didn't have their own data. Rossi had a years worth..Ducati had plenty.
Stoner was competitive to start and up until Donington, where he chose to run wets while his competitors ran slicks. It was a stupid mistake to make and completely down to rider choice. The criticism added to his sickly woes. Bulto is talking out of his arse again looking to defend his boyfriend with little regard for his own credibility.
Stoner reckons he could have won the title that year but he stunned the paddock by going home. He should have fought and gathered points but went fishing.
It's very easy to say things after the event and winning races when he came back when others were locked into a championship battles proves fk all in my book..I've explained my reasoning before. I have Zero respect for him as a bloke during this period.
2010, the Ducati had a lot of changes all of which Stoner was happy about pre-season. He didn't win a race until September that year, when the pressure had disappeared AGAIN and he was perhaps trying a bit harder with a point to prove before he went to Honda.
The changes he credits with turning his season around didn't stop the crashing, were made by borrowing Haydens set-up and using parts that had been on the shelf all year, but previously ignored. Gabbarini was weak.
Five crashes and three end of season victories did not consitute the 2010 bike being a credible title contender. Stoner himself said after Mugello the bike was not competitive yet a few tweaks with old parts turned it into a winner so late in the season? Fkin genius..
His statements saying he'd left Rossi a good bike were self serving and disingenuous and his muppet Orange followers latched on, repeating the train of thought for the whole of Rossi's tenure..their shallow comprehension and fanboy reasoning obvious to real fans & students of the sport.
It was understandable. Casey had copped for a lot of flack and it was payback. I don't have a problem with it at all.
The problem the Orange have now, is that 2012 was another big let down, Stoner has gone and Rossi will be back at the front..showing up the sheep like Bulto for what they are.
Bitter little boys in a mans world who are now trying to wriggle out of the corner they painted themselves into, claiming it was a joke. THE least humourous of all posters on this site are suddenly comedians? haha..
I find it galling that you want to absolve Stoners part in Ducati's demise yet blame Rossi..without acknowledging the strides Yamaha and especially Honda have made over the last two years.
I have no intention of letting it go to give you all an easy life, like you keep pleading..so buckle the fk up pussies.