I may be new to this sport but this strikes me as a slap across the face. Stoner says Rossi is a non-issue and that Pedrosa represents his real challenge.
“Last year Valentino Rossi didn’t finish second but third. Therefore I should fear Pedrosa more. Anyway it is better to be chased than to chase,” the 22-year-old told the Gazzetta dello Sport.
Sounds like some of the head games have started before the season has gotten under way.