" Stoners was the more successful machine " , i should coco.
Rossi's never even got on the podium.
Actually he did it (le mans 3rd) but surely very accidentally.
This selling by Ducati for me is right way to get the idea that even Rossi can 'achieve' similar result in price he is on step below the Aussie. So it's a good benchmark for ongoing negotiations (Stoner wants more well deserved $$ while Rossi needs to rethink completely his wages if he wants the factory to do financial upside downs just to please his demands)