Hedgi please shut up
"One of the highlights of the race was the speed of the four Ducati-engined machines in the field, sometimes with a margin of 20 km/h over the fastest of the others at the end of the kilometre-long Qatar front straight..."
" Casey Stoner won the race on the new GP7. The bike had a clear top speed advantage over the rest of the grid, due to its higher output motor. A new track record was set on the GP7. Second place contender and five time former World champion, Yamaha's Valentino Rossi, complained that "unfortunately, there was too much difference between (our) bikes in the straight" and "Our Yamaha will never go as quick on a straight as the Ducati." These words turned out to be true, as the GP7 enjoyed a top speed advantage throughout the season, although the other manufacturers (Yamaha, Honda, Kawasaki and Suzuki) closed the gap significantly by the end of the year" (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ducati_Desmosedici)
FIM's Webb not surprised by Ducati speed
By Toby Moody Wednesday, March 14th 2007, 10:43 GMT (http://www.autosport.com/news/report.php/id/57294)
FIM technical director Mike Webb has said that he was not surprised by Ducati's straight-line speed advantage in Qatar last weekend.
"Casey Stoner was able to consistently ride away from Valentino Rossi along the main straight of the Losail circuit, leaving the Yamaha team baffled by their lack of power in comparison."
Of course racing is not all about straights:
"'People keep talking about the Ducati's top speed, but they forget that the bike goes round corners brilliantly as well,' Stoner said. 'It's a great all-round package...' (http://www.guardian.co.uk/sport/2007/jun/03/motorsports.sport1)
Of course, what was commonly known was wrong, what Stoner stated was wrong, you and Macey know better.
ps. Call Stoner and tell him to stop giving those interviews, obviously he doesn't know shit of what he is talking about.