Originally Posted by Kropotkin
Ducati don't need a 2007 bike, they need 2007 circumstances: a custom-built tire, Honda and Yamaha aiming at the wrong target (agility instead of fuel efficiency), and the mercurial talent of Casey Stoner. None of those factors are currently available to them. that's their problem.
Exactly. Can't take anything away from Stoner, but there were other important factors in their favour that year. Only 6 years, but really seems like a long time ago now!