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Stoner: Rossi refused to adapt at Ducati

Despite having left the sport, Stoner still has plenty to say...

TWO-TIME MotoGP world champion Casey Stoner, despite having left MotoGP for Australian V8 Supercars, continues to pass comment on his former rival Valentino Rossi - suggesting that the Italian approached the Desmosedici with the wrong attitude during his two seasons at Ducati. 

In an interview with F1passion.it, after his recent appearance on track with fellow Australian motorsport stars Mark Webber and Jamie Whincup, Stoner said of his former rival: 'His biggest mistake was to want to adapt the D16 to his riding style, and not vice versa. 

But I adapted [to the bike] whilst Ducati did all those changes for Rossi.'

He also did not seem impressed with Rossi's start at Yamaha -  'He now is not the fastest - and not for the first time. Both Jorge Lorenzo and Dani Pedrosa and myself have repeatedly shown [this].

But Valentino is obviously fast and has a great experience.'

Stoner left MotoGP at the end of last season, at the relatively young age of 27. He is now competing in V8 Supercars, Australia's leading national touring car championship.