Wosi, the eternal optimist
Ah yes, Stoner fucked up on Sundays, eh?
You see, little one, that the record books will forever show that in the years they went head-to-head, Stoner gained 69 podiums to Rossi's 61 and 38 wins to Rossi's 26. Stoner got 1815 points to Rossi's 1702.
Let's go there on riding a Ducati: Stoner 42 podiums, Rossi 3. Stoner 23 wins, Rossi nil. Stoner 1 WC, Rossi 0.08, or was it 0.07? I do tend to forget the figures for the lower mid-pack riders.
But hey, that's just the facts. Rossi had his good times, when the competition was about at the level of the East Cheam Amateur Dramatic Society - where I believe Rossi gained his post-race celebration skills. Hell, if he'd retired after '06, he would 'for sure' be a premier-class legend, rather than a smelly stain on Ducati's carpet, not even rating a photo in the Bologna hall of motoGp winners alongside Stoner, Capirossi and Bayliss. Hell, Vermuelen on a Suzuki won more motoGp races than Rossi on a Ducati.