Its not often that you hear GP riders saying just how good their competitors are but after reading this perhaps Casey is the truth.
“These MotoGP machines – explained Andrea Dovizioso – are constantly evolving, to the extent that every week you must adapt .... I saw Stoner's telemetry, and his throttle control is incredibly delicate. He also uses very little traction control."
And how did you feel after seeing Casey's data?
“It's not that you get discouraged by how fine his riding is, but it does bother you a bit
. Casey is able to use the best 'angle,' meaning that he can open the throttle with the bike as straight as possible. It's not true that he is leaning more than others in the corners: he is leaning his body very far, but the bike is staying more upright."
“Our season will be an uphill battle – admitted Loris Capirossi – the bike will improve for sure, because it has a lot of potential .... Looking at Stoner's telemetry with the Ducati, you can understand that he rides it very well, but it's also true that his style cannot be replicated
; he really uses the rear brake a lot, and he's applying a lot of pressure on it in situations where it's difficult to do so. In situations where I'm not able to do the same. On the contrary, he is very smooth on the front brake, using constant pressure with it." Link
Everyone always talks about Rossi's mind games, but if people simply look at your data and admit your clearly better than them how intimidating is that?