Yup. Still US weekly for moto geeks.
I know that quote cam from Road Racing world. A US publications. Didn't look to see who the auther was though.
Yes, Rossi was on a different machine. One that he spent two years developing. His first year on ducati was even worse. I'm not taking away from Rossi, I'm a big fan, but the Ducati thing is a nice way to "normalize the data" so to speak. If nothing else, it shows how amazing Stoner is.
As for the US weekly part. I bet Stoner is a great guy to hang out with outside of the track. You'll likely get a straight answer when shooting the shit. No worries about him putting a wuppie cushion under your seat. Who wouldn't want to go hunting, fishing, and of road riding in the outback. Sounds like a great time to me. As for the father part. I'm not going t speculate. Never met the guy. And thankfully none of the moto bags I read have dug that deep into the guys personal life.
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