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Stoner walks on water at Sepang.

“That was a really wonderful and unique day, for the way the conditions changed so quickly and the way our team reacted to it, and for the positive result for both of our riders,” said Ducati MotoGP project director Livio Suppo, whose team was blasted for its ill-fated reaction to damp conditions at Donington park earlier this year.

“Casey produced something extraordinary, dominating from the first to the final lap, whilst Nicky battled hard from the start and brought home an important fifth place that shows how well we have worked both at the track and back at the factory throughout the year.

“It is a season that saw Casey make a great start before going through some difficulties and then coming back in style, whilst Nicky had a tough start himself but he has made constant progress and he is finishing it in a positive way that we hope carries through to next year.”

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TC! - Unregistered

October 26, 2009 10:35 AM

I think for comparison purposes the last three years are more relevant not because it's the 800cc era, but because they've both been factory riders. To compare Rossi's circumstances in 06 (factory bikes, factory technicians, factory budget, Michelin "specials", etc,etc) to Caseys circumstances (customer bike, new team to the class with no previous experience, shoestring budget, over the counter tyres, etc, etc),................ well surely anyone can see that a comparison is hardly valid!

FarKana! - Unregistered

October 26, 2009 9:39 AM

3,2,1 Let the Stoner bashing begin - by nobodies and wannabees tappity tapping on the keyboard, snickering at their own purile verbal vomit knowing full well that they are neither worthy to comment or capable of ever performing like the man they hate so passionately. saddest thing is they hate someone they don't even know..... pathetic little creatures.

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