Henners just because he responds to the fans doesn't make him a world champion.
I will give you this he has won the Ducati cup if he wins this year.
Besides how many races did he win last year when Bayliss and Edwards were in the championship.?
He has been riding for years,he was a factory rider with Ducati before and he was up against real competition then and he did nothing.
I will be the first person to cheer him on if he had some competition but he hasn't.
Bayliss and Edwards were true world champions.
If Hodgson get's a ride in Moto gp he will go backwards.
He will then be up against around fifteen world champions,and can you honestly tell me he will win races in gp's.?
Also about last years machines, they were full factory supported bikes.
At the start of a race he would get away and as soon as one guy got past him he crumbled and went backwards.
I'm not saying he is not a good rider but he has not done enough to prove to me his a world champion.
Even if he wins the title like i said it must be a hollow victory.
Just my opinion.