Casey Stoner says he will be more aggressive in overtaking next season when he returns to the track fully fit after surgery on the wrist injury which hampered his 2008 season.
Do you think we saw the real Stoner last year, and was he beaten fair and square by Valentino Rossi? Or was he unable to function properly because of his wrist problem?
And do you think his vow to be more aggressive in overtaking will make for more competitive races, or is it a sign of someone who already feels he is going to have to push things to extremes to be competitive?
Could we be in for some more of the highsides which blighted his early career? And what difference will it make to him having a competitive team-mate - a former world champion, no less - unlike last season? Will Nicky Hayden be a serious challenger once again?
Your thoughts and opinions please...