Casey Stoner accuses “too much electronics” and “attacks” Ducati: “They failed at that, they don’t solve internal problems and they use more electronics.”
It is well known that Casey Stoner was never a big fan of such reliance on electronics in MotoGP and the former rider returned to speak out on the subject and ensure that he believes this is exactly why Ducati no more title wins: too much reliance on electronics combined with the fact that riders currently don’t know much about how the bike really works.
In the podcast “Auf der Überholspur”, the ex-rider “accuses” the current generation of relying too much on electronics and not knowing exactly how the motorcycle works and behaves: “I feel like this generation has lost a bit of an understanding of what happens on a weekend: when you’re trying to save your tyres, when you’re trying to set your bike up for the long haul, etc., because there’s so much electronics Things now or they put electronics on… I like to call it «plaster». It’s not the right way to fix things, that’s not what’s going on underneath.
Afterwards, he himself recalled his fight as a bkac im dar rider and thought the electronics were a bug, a way of “fooling” reality: “When I was a rider I was always fighting my engineers to get rid of as much electronics as possible from free practice or at tests to really try to understand what was going on with the bike and underneath it.”
And it is precisely for this reason, he thinks he understands, that the manufacturer from Borgo Panigale has not secured any other titles:
– Nowadays they’re using more and more electronics and that’s really putting a patch on it and that’s really trying to “fix” the outer layer, the crust, and not really fix the problems underneath, and I think that’s something the Ducati failed over the years and why they haven’t won a championship since I was out whether they accept it or not is because they keep throwing stuff at it.