Fukushima spewing radio-active waste again. Let's hope the blokes involved curb it quick. On another topic re HRC/Stoner. There exists a way to walk out of any contract with your head held high and amicably.
No matter the angst of the moment,don't burn your bridges. Stoner never burned bridges with Ducati nor HRC. Phillip Morris/D'ell Torchio burned their bridges with Stoner/Preziosi/Suppo/Tardozzi within the context of the Rossi quest for adventure and not the other way around.
Now. I dearly did wish to stay focused on Stoner/HRC testing for 2013 and beyond but inevitably the most popular face of MGP raises his spectre within the comments.
The fact is that Rossi left HRC with his head held high as a performer for them back then but not amicably.
Rider 80%,horse ...?
Ditto Yamaha. Ditto Ducati. His presence at YM1 factory current is popularity based within MGP, well fed by Dorna sports.
In all fairness to Rossi/Dorna and TV viewership he remains the big drawcard for the sport. The face of MGP current for all the wrong reasons.
His presence is like global big banking. Benefits no one in the final analysis. I rob a bank and get caught ,they lock me up. The bank robs me day in and day out and the government pays the banks' CEO's bonuses.
Get it? Current state of MGP and probably the way Stoner saw it 18 months back. Testing for HRC great for him and HRC.
As Ducatista, I'd love to see him test for Ducati aswell. No contracts with either party and now that afforementioned influences within Ducati are outside of Philip Morris' spiderweb, why not?
I guess that won't happen, but it would be great to peruse Stoner's analysis as a rider comparing 1000cc L4 alloy beam HRC Pneumatic vs 1000cc L4 alloy beam Ducati Desmo. Cheers.