Here we go again!
Over the past few years I think we have exhausted the Rossi wrecked the Ducati!!
Lets take a look at the facts. In 2007 Ducati rocked up with a faster bike. Just watch the replay of the 1st race. Stoner blew them all away down the straights, then the others caught back up in the twisty bits. Thats just the way it was and Stoner, who by the way is a fooking good rider, won the championship in 2007.
Then in 2008 the rest caught up in the engine department and Stoner had to push harder through the corners and that resulted in more crashes and in 2008 he finished 2nd
In 2009 Stoner finished 4th and finished 4th again in 2010. In anyone’s book, that is going backwards. Just to note, Rossi still beat Stoner in 2010 even with a broken leg! One world championship in 4 years and lots of crashes does not make a great bike
Rossi then went to Ducati and finished 7th and 6th and by his standards that’s shite. Whilst the big news from Ducati was the change to an alloy frame, yes one frame. Honda introduced about 8 new frames. Now that’s called development!
Stoner then went to Honda in 2011 and won the world title. So did he become a better rider from the end of 2010 to the start of 2011 = NO. And the same can be said for all of the other riders that jumped off a good bike onto the Duke
what Cal has said is nothing new. If you listened into the BT broadcast you heard Cal say. "I went through the fast left hander, tried to go a bit faster and the bike went all crazy" He has hit the Ducati "WALL"
Some on here have said they are a year behind in terms of development. I believe they are two years behind. What they have been racing this year is the GP12 with a few upgrades. Both Honda and Yamaha are well into the development cycle of their 2014 bikes. Yam 1st tested the 2014 bike back in Bruno this year!!
The bike has got steadily worse over as the years have gone on. It is a bucket of shite. Lets face it. A breathed on road bike Aprilia engined CRT bike finished in front of both works bikes this year
Cal, you had better start to write a new book of excuses over the winter, as so far, all that has come out of your mouth has been said many times over!!