Those were indeed Casey's exact words. Here's a snippet from the BBC web site:
But an ill-advised overtaking maneuver with 20 laps remaining put Stoner out of the race and the Australian told Rossi: "Your ambition outweighed your talent."
Stoner highlighted the role of the marshals, who helped Rossi remount his bike to join the action while Stoner was left to unsuccessfully attempt to restart his Honda on his own.
"With the accident, I heard Valentino arriving and I wasn't worried about anyone passing me at that point in the race so I gave him plenty of room," Stoner said.
"It was a racing incident and there's not much we can do. what is more frustrating is the reaction of the stewards and their assistance for Valentino and not for me, it was unbelievable."
Stoner later told autosport.com that the issue needed to be addressed even if he saw no point in going to the authorities himself.
"I'd like to see something done about it, not just for me but for other riders," he declared.
"I think it's completely unfair. There's not enough consistency in the marshalling all around the world. There's got to be consistency with everyone, not hampering someone's race just because of popularity."
"I don't go to the safety commission anymore," he added. "It's like knocking your head against a wall. Nothing happens."
I'm still a Stoner fan even with him jumping ship to Honda but these types of comments diminish his overall integrity within the sport. While Rossi is no saint, I don't think he'd ever make such blatant remarks. The most ridiculous thing to me is how Casey's poised to win another championship riding the clearly superior Repsol Honda this year. If I were the Honda team owner I'd tell him to shutup and just win races.
And yes, it was engine trouble that did in poor Colin Edwards and not a crash. Sometimes it's just not meant to be.
I know everyone doesn't have access to the fabulous BBC coverage that goes above and beyond what is shown on Speed. In lieu of that, here are two informative web sites:
Bottom line, this was a helluva exciting race!