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I have said countless times but the Stoner bashers ignore a simple fact. From the end of the last pre season test to the end of the each season Stoner was never ever given new parts. The bike he started the season with was the one he ended with. No changes to engine, frame, brakes etc. On several occasions they would retrofit older parts onto the new bike to resolve handling issues. Like the adjustment of the seat to help with his wrist, they made do with what they had because nothing new was coming from the factory. Compare that to Rossi. They closed down their WSBK support so that they could provide new parts on request from Burgess and Rossi. They provided dozens of major updates and still Rossi couldn't get a result. These are facts, not fanboy fantasies.

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