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Regardless of whether you are a Stoner fan / hater or a Rossi fan / hater, it should be clear to all that Ducati's problems go way deeper than just the guys who ride the bike. Stoner was having front end issues with the bike throughout 2009 and crashed a lot, often with no warning. This was a factor in his move to Honda, though there were many other factors as well. No one knows how much of the failure of the Rossi / Ducati combo was down to man and how much was down to machine - I don't think even Vale himself knows. But no one should have any doubts that the machine was at least a significant factor, regardless of whether Rossi has passed his best. I think a review of the Ducati technical staff was an obvious choice and long overdue. They are nowhere near Yamaha or Honda. Oli

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