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It does look like he's just frustrated and lost that fire. Like if everything isn't going 100% right for him, he's pitching a fit, throwing up arms and this, that and the other. I think he gets one more ride with Honda, just a loyalty to him from Suppo. Dovi already has demonstrated he's got more gumption than Dani. They'll have two safe bets for title contention, even if I think on the same machine, Dovi is just about as good as Hayden is. That being said, Stoner is clearly inconsistent this season, thus far. He's high one moment, low another. He's either blazing or he's flickering.
I know the Crazy Season hasn't started yet, but with Rossi wanting to stick with Yamaha and Jorge wanting to stick with Yamaha, I think they'll end up staying together. Honda will court Stoner or stick with Dani. If they pick up Stoner, Dani will be relegated to a satellite team, perhaps Suzuki. There's no way Ducati will pick up Dani, nor do I think that Dani can even ride the slow transitioning Ducati. Ducati will court Jorge, but I think in the end, Jorge will stick with Yamaha, especially if he wins the title on it.
But at the end of the day, if Stoner tanks this season, Honda will not support Suppo in picking him up. And you'll be right. He'll be gone.
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