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Younger riders pushing the Ducati for podiums? Not unless he is a perfect clone of Stoner. Very unlikely.
Ducati wants to keep the bike in a certain way and win championships, unfortunately for them, those two things are mutually exclusive. A team that won in EVERY ERA SINCE 500CC (Vale and his crew) knows how to win. Ducati is the problem.
Other riders have demonstrated this. Melandri is a world class rider, if you havent seen him race in the 990c era then do so. He was an 'alien' on a non-factory bike. He got podiums on a privateer Kawi with zero upgrades/support. The Ducati ended his MotoGP career. Look at him now in WSBK. Rossi should get out of there asap and remind the world of his prowess.
For Vale's detractors, you are missing a very important point. When he deviated off track and onto the gravel in the most dangerous part of the circuit (2008) he stayed upright and made the turn, on the Yamaha. On the Dickati he crashed before even getting there.