MotoGP » Valentino Rossi: 'It will be a strange weekend'

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I still believe as many top insiders of Motorcycle racing believe that Stoner could ride around the problem because when he jumped on the Ducati he was 22 & only had 1 previous season in MotoGP on a Honda which was a 990cc. So he didn't have many years of experience to build a style around a certain bike. Then take Rossi. Prior to his first ride on the Ducati he had 11 seasons on bikes that had perfect front end feel and developed his style around that. Which for a guy of his age would have been difficult to learn anything different. Also you must take into account that when Stoner was at his height of the Ducati powers he had specially made tires which would have also masked problems but Rossi didn't have that luxury on the Ducati. I'm not taking anything away from Stoner, I'm saying there could be more to read into why Rossi failed!

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