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As: Stoner believes that Rossi won against weaker opponents

Sincere as always, Casey Stoner conducted a long interview with the daily Spanish publication As, in which he doesn’t shy away from any subject, especially if it relates to his Ducati past or his relationship with Valentino Rossi. Here is an extract:

“I continue to be good friends with Filippo and all the people I worked with in the technical department, but as a company, I discovered Ducati is very selfish. When we did a great job together I had to thank them, it wasn’t them who came to me to thank me for helping them win a championship. They don’t appreciate what others do for them”.

“To be honest, I don’t see myself racing as many years here to try to equal his numbers (in reference to Rossi). That's not my goal. My goal is to do the best I can. I think sometimes it’s more complicated for me to win titles now, because we are competing against other riders with such a high level, and maybe in the past he did it with riders that were not as strong. Maybe now it’s evident the Ducati isn’t so easy to ride, some opinions might change some a little, but for me the important thing is that I won the title and I achieved my goal.”

MotoGP, 2011

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