Originally Posted by antonye
Riding style is another possibility. Stoner spent his youth (not that long ago then!) riding small bikes very fast.
But did n't Melandri, Kallio and others whose name escape me right now also come through the 250/125 classes? - Although I would agree Nicky H's style is very different liking that lose setup, - but then Troy Bayliss (who rides lose) got a victory out of the bike- or was it a very different bike back then?
My theory, - racing any of the MotoGP bikes has a lot to do with mental strength, confidence whatever you want to call it...Stoner has it on the Duc, others just don't becuse it is a bit of a beast. I would like to see a smooth rider like Edwards on it.