A fair point regards Stoner and, if the shoe were on the other foot..wosi would be laughing long and loud.
No bones about it and Qatar aside, the results haven't been great.
But in the context of being labelled a mid packer and given that Ducati haven't progressed with new riders it was claimed would make the difference..it's not so bad and Rossi can feel vindicated, IMO..
It ain't gonna happen here, I'm under no illusion..half the bitter souls at MCN haven't got a fkin clue so it would mean jackshit to me anyway.
If Rossi were to win the title, unlikely I know, he would be the oldest champ since Read nearly 40 years ago. He's had a fantastic career, the most winning top class rider in history, 9 titles on 6 different bikes..but as we know, time moves on.
I wasn't expecting him to dominate like in the past..a couple of wins with all present and correct to silence the never ending whine would do me.
I still think that's a possibility. We know how he has performed in the past and for me there have been enough flashes of the old panache, style and pace for satisfaction already.
When you have the same old bashers fabricating the facts and stats, trotting out reams of repetitive horseshit without realising they are undermining themselves..it just makes it all the sweeter.