|Stoner admits Marquez (above) is better than he was
"Casey Stoner was guest on FOX Sports Asia's 2 Wheels and said “They always ask me that question. Do I think I could have beaten Marc Marquez?
"Yeah, in some races," he said.
"If Dovizioso, Lorenzo, Valentino, and Pedrosa did it, I certainly could have done it too. But if we talk about the championship, Marc has become extremely consistent, especially in recent years. He's bridged a gap with many of his weaknesses and would be very difficult to beat."
"I think if he [Valentino Rossi] had quit a little earlier, he would have been a legacy, which he still will be, anyway," Stoner commented.
"Now he's proving he's beatable. It's disappointing to see a rider, who anyone would have wanted on their team and paid a fortune for, demoted to a satellite team."
“I think Valentino still has the potential to get some excellent results and maybe win some races in the future, without a doubt, " was Stoner's opinion. "You don't lose your talent. It's sad to see he's not necessarily a threat to the podium as he once was.""