MotoGP » Stoner podium run comes to ‘disappointing’ end

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Hi Dave So we're talking the six completed championship years from 2006 to 2011? Let's look at the facts, then cast our opinions. Two championships apiece. 33 wins to Stoner, 26 wins to Rossi (if those figures aren't exact, they're close). Rossi on a premium bike for 5 years (2006 to 2010). Stoner on a premium bike for 2 years (2007 and 2011. imo 2007 is a stretch as the next best Duke was 7th and I doubt any other rider could have ridden that bike to the championship, but, what the hell, let's not quibble). That's the facts. Now for the opinions... Rossi over-achieved? On a premium bike for 5 of the 6 years. Hard to make a case for over-achievement. Stoner under-achieved? On a premium bike for 2 years, won the championship in each of those years. On a satellite bike in 2006, on a POS Duke for an additional 3 years from 2008 to 2010. Hard to make a case for under-achievement. Who ha

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