None so blind as those who will not see..DF
..is an old proverb, which fits fans like you to a tee.
You keep bleating Ad hominem because you don't like what you read and like to act the self appointed topic moderator, but seem to be missing the point..again.
Some of us have a bit more to say and aren't content blowing smoke up riders and other like-minded fans' arses. We want thought provoking intelligent debate, not a wank fest.
I would counter by saying the topic wosi is trying to illustrate, by using Nakamoto's own words, is bang on the money in actual fact.
The story is about Stoner testing and Honda getting feed back to improve their bike.
I'm saying..given the evidence that Stoner took the Ducati backwards and turned it into a bike nobody else could ride, even at the expense of his results, what's the fkin point?
At Honda it looked a similar story and Nakamoto says as much.
We know the chatter has stopped and Pedrosa's impressive run of results on the 2013 bike. We know the satellite riders didn't have those issues on the same bike as Casey, yet they preferred the new chassis too.
It seems that Stoners feedback and the way he wants a bike, is at odds to the majority..a bit like most of his opinions.
Now..if you accept the above - and I accept it's clear most of you blinkered soft cocks don't - the question has to be asked..
"Why bother getting Stoner to test so he can fuck the bike up."..a bike that is already doing very nicely thank you.?
IMO..this little series of tests is more about HRC giving him the chance to see how he feels about riding a bike again. To dip his toe back in away from pressure, and to talk about the future.
There are two separate issues which orange bumboys struggle to distinguish between. Riding a bike and setting the bastard up if you like, a more technical task.
Just because you excel in one area, doesn't mean you do in the other..although obviously it helps.
Honda aren't interested in Stoner's development skills..they suck and Nakamoto knows it.
They are however, very interested in his ability to ride the shit out of anything, despite negative technical issues, and achieve results. It's the very reason they hired him for 2011..and to be fair, he delivered.
The RCV is a very good bike these days and now they've ironed out problems that affected it in the debut 1000cc season, which may have cost Stoner the title in his mind, Honda want him to try the improved machine and will hope he's impressed.
They are hoping it will re-ignite some desire and, they can team Stoner with Marquez while letting the under-achieving Pedrosa retire.
So..after joining the dots for you dolts, I'm hoping you can now see the big picture.
Stop banging on all hurt, about thread topic and how HRC getting Stoner to test proves he can develop a bike. It doesn't and is not what this is all about.
The big question is..has Casey got the balls to admit to himself he ain't the best in every single area that adds up to winning titles?
If he can drop the chip off his shoulder and stop telling everyone how upset he is, put his trust in HRC to deliver a package, concentrate on just riding the bike - an area in which he has few peers - and start to enjoy himself..we may not have seen the last of Casey Joel Stoner.
Shouldn't that be 'Joey' ??