MotoGP » Rossi: Stoner 'started to hate me' after Laguna 2008


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I think Rossi has been paid by Crash to make this comment coming into the looonnnggg offseason. As for Laguna I will always be convinced that Rossi knew the Duc had better acceleration and general grunt but poorer handling and went to frustrate Stoner's ability to use that trump card. I for one felt the corkscrew was a bit dodgy but it is line ball and as others have pointed out it was lap two and Stoner was right up him coming out of it. As was shown this year by Pedrosa no less, if you can stay with Stoner (not a mean feat) and pass him continually he has a tendency to lose it. The parallels are also intersting as he spat the dummy on both ocassions. Great rider, petulant and doesn't like handle bar to handle bar. I look on with great interest at his V8 Supercar debut (the paddock will have little tolerance for this attitude).



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