Originally Posted by RichBeBe
I like Nicky and he is talented but not in Rossi's league IMO.
I don't think anyone is questioning that. Nicky did compare quite favorably to the GOAT, though, regularly out qualifying and out racing him.
So, I think the point is, Nicky is better than the equipment and team situations he has been stuck with might suggest.
The numbers would be even closer if Nicky hadn't tried to give Ducati podium glory at Mugello.