Gustav O wrote:But in order to use it you can not be lacking too much in the acceleration/speed department. I would say that anyone that says the Ducati did not have advantages over the Yamahas/Hondas in 2007 are lying or plain blind. Of course ithad disadvantages also.
Absolutely. As I said before, the Ducati was clearly the machine to have at the time - if you knew how to ride it. Preziosi designed it to do what it did and he did a great job.
But, it took something special in order to make the thing work as was demonstrated by Capirossi (a rider I have a huge amount of respect for, BTW).
I go back to my earlier comment: the two conditions that allowed Stoner to dominate that season are both true and not in any way mutually exclusive. Anyone trying to argue that it was exclusively one or the other is simply expressing their inner fan. Championships are no longer won on equipment alone nor are they won on talent alone.