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Old 04-10-2012, 04:14 AM   #65
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Originally Posted by Silver View Post
Obviously they can build a bike that can win(WSBK)
I wonder how things would stand if the evil empire and the musical instruments manufacturer would put as much effort into winning WSBK as they put into winning MotoGP. Money, people, technology and wages for top riders.

Originally Posted by BOOTLACE View Post
It's all in his head. He's lost it. Dropped the ball.
This is also my opinion. He had 3 big blows in the last 2 years.
- Yamaha chose Lorenzo over him.
- He realized just how good Stoner is on a bike.
- Fans, Ducati and the media have put a lot of pressure on him.

If you look back into his career there was never really much pressure on him to perform. Except one time. And he cracked under pressure back then, too. I am talking about dropping the bike and losing the title to Hayden.

I don't think a broken leg and a busted shoulder scared him. Remember his last races with Yamaha. But at that time all he wanted was to do was give Lorenzo and Yamaha a taste of things to come. Stoner was still an inferior rider and the Ducati was just a misunderstood bike that would need just an oil change and a tune-up to perform.

They were on top of their game but arrogance caught up with all of them. JB, Rossi and his entourage.
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