That Ducati response could be read that they don't think their current riders have the chops to win with the bike, too. I don't think that's the case, but could you imagine if Marc was on a Duc? As for Stoner, to me it reads that he needed professional medical attention to deal with what are basically unhealthy mental issues. Not saying he's nuts, but the condition described is the sort of thing there's well qualified and competent folks are trained to help a person with. If that's the case, I hope for his sake that he overcomes it, if only for his own well being. The whole thing does point towards him being in the right place being the test pilot for Honda. No show, just go.