Valentino Rossi's performance is very bad in his debut with Ducati in MotoGP in 2011 was invited concern. Many people are surprised with what you achieve "The Doctor", including the two rivals are competing for the title this season's world champion, Casey Stoner and Jorge Lorenzo.
Admittedly, Rossi has not been able to conquer the Desmosedici mount and not very competitive. By corollary, seven times MotoGP world champion was dropped and almost certainly knocked out of competition chasing the world championship trophy.
Rossi's achievements are very contrary to what was achieved by Stoner, while still the squad team is based in Bologna. Over the past four years riding the Desmosedici, the Australian rider won 23 victories and successfully brought Ducati for the first time won the world title in 2007.
However, under the control of Rossi, Ducati just collapsed and has never won. Apparently, the Italian rider has not been a significant impact, as expected. The proof, since deciding to get out of the Yamaha at the end of last season, Rossi was almost never able to compete for the podium, let alone win - a new one to be ranked third. A disappointing campaign!
This is what makes Stoner, who won three victories in six final race with Ducati in 2010, before leaving the Repsol Honda, very shocked. 2007 world champion admitted that a loss to explain why Rossi is difficult to transfer their knowledge.
Stoner, who has won five of 10 races in 2011 with Honda, including a big success at Laguna Seca last month, said: "I know this bike from last season, but now he is on the bike they have developed their own, so I do not know, because I never ride. This is a bike that they think would be a step forward.
"It is difficult to ride that bike, but I was able to achieve success over the last few years, though not the way I wanted. I also made some mistakes.
"But this is surprising, because Valentino's talent is much better than this, and I'm sure if it's still at Yamaha, he'd be pushing for victory.
"Its speed is still there, so they just need to figure out what was wrong with the bike. But I really hope they can even closer."
The same thing also disclosed Lorenzo, a former teammate Rossi at Yamaha. The Spaniard, who now ranked two standings and 20 points adrift of Stoner, was very surprised by Rossi's performance on the 10 series debut with Ducati.
In fact, the 2010 world champion had a great hope that with Ducati's decision to pay him up very high, Rossi could bring a promising result. Thus, the competition season in 2011, which left eight more series, will be tight and exciting.
Unfortunately, the reality is far different from what was thought Lorenzo. So far, Rossi had one podium finishes at Le Mans, it was because of the controversial incident between Marco Simoncelli and Dani Pedrosa, Rossi could make a profit.
"Valentino's performance is quite startling," said Lorenzo, who became the tandem Rossi between 2008 and 2010.
"I think he will be more in front, at least for the podium. But now he's just one podium finishes, and that was because the two drivers ahead of him crashed.
"I was surprised by the appearance of Valentino, because sometimes other drivers such as (Randy) de Puniet or (Karel) Abraham could more quickly from it.
"But I was also surprised by the performance of Casey had done in recent years with Ducati. I was surprised because he was able to win many victories and fight for the championship, while the other rider was trouble with the bike."