Is this a knitting forum?
Just about everybody was flabbergasted when Stoner took himself out of the championship mid-season completely undiagnosed.
Ducati and Marlboro paid for him to undergo a whole raft of tests from the best medical people in the world..NOTHING. His Hick Boonie GP wrote him out a belated sick-note for lactose, which apparently can be diagnosed with a simple breath test.
It was mild anaemia, gastritis, low blood pressure, lack of sodium, overtraining etc. etc. and the doctor gave him some salt tablets to see if it helped for Estoril. WOW!
The AWOL lasted from July to October and it was still a "Mystery Illness" when he returned, supposedly still weak and needing to work his way back into racing.
Doohan was pale and drawn, his leg like a banana, sweating blood. desperately trying to score points to win a title.
Lorenzo, Pedrosa, Rossi, DePuniet..days in a hyperbaric chamber, crippled, hobbling, lifted on and off the bike..fighting to get back.
..and Stoner flounces back, fit as a flea, refreshed after his little fishing holiday, plonks it on the front row and comes 2nd and wins the next two in a row?
What an absolute crock of shit. There was nothing wrong with him apart from his broken mind.
It's pathetic to see all the fangirls rushing to his defence, cold compress in hands..hahaha
You ought to be ashamed to call yourselves bike racing fans.
Bunch of fkin pussies..the lot of ya