MotoGP » Stoner 'has already decided to go', fears Ducati

As speculation over the MotoGP 2011 rider merry-go-round increasingly gathers pace, a well-informed Ducati Marlboro source concedes that 2007 world champion Casey Stoner 'has already decided' to switch to Repsol Honda next year

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May 26, 2010 12:21 PM

Agree with your last comment waz.I would hate to see Casey go to Honda or any Japanese manufacturer and,yes,for some reason or other Anglo Saxons undeniably have brought them their most success.All the way from Paul Smart to Doug Polen to Casey and Troy.PLEASE...I'm not starting a race/nationality war,merely stating a fact.My two cents worth to Ducati,would be..If it works,don't fix it !!!
Anyway,if he does go to HRC and Rossi goes to Ducati (very doubtfull)..picture this.Rossi teams up with Hayden and gets blown away by his old team mate.Vale risks it on track,but definitely not off track viz a viz acumen and why should he now?

Yamaha Fanboy - Unregistered

May 26, 2010 12:21 PM

Please Yamaha, don't ever hire that rolling stoner. Yamaha will only suffer more loss with a binned bike on every MotoGP round. Just try your best to retain Valentino Rossi & Jorge Lorenzo.

Some people here have a weird dream. If that rolling stoner is on Yamaha next year, the rest of the field would be very very happy since they wouldn't find stoner anywhere on the track, but in his paddock crying (like he was in LeMans). Why?

Since Yamaha is not the fastest bike, that rolling stoner would push the bike over the limit and that would make that rolling stoner always rolling with the bike into the gravel on every round.

Bob Buttamasangy

May 26, 2010 12:50 PM

Firstly, Stoner doesn't have the earning power of the euro girls (you wouldn't believe it looking at the number of posts on any Stoner story!). Secondly, the Honda is and always has been a good package (except'89 maybe). Sure, an early decision might leave him up 5h1t creek for the rest of '10 with duc (to match the start),but WILL give him no.1 status with Honda.
Rossi won't have the leverage he's used to with Yam this year, and I reckon he's under a lot more pressure to move than he shows, and that's an honest opinion. The most confident and settled rider has got to be George, and the results are obvious.
Christ knows why silly season is often more interesting than the majority of races?

Jessica Carroll - Unregistered

May 26, 2010 12:59 PM

If Casey is a man, and everyone else is a 'Euro Girl' in the MotoGP paddock, then I hate to think what your idea of manly is Bob Buttamasangy.

To me, Stoner is like a teenager boy I knew at school.

Randy De Puniet on the other hand.... :blush:

olmanmike - Unregistered

May 26, 2010 1:01 PM

Stoner to honda...that will be a sad day...

That said it would seem that the Duc has got a good engine that sadly pushes the chassis/suspension in a way that stacey is having trouble getting his head around.

The single biggest problem at honda after a comparitively ordinary bike would have to be the lack lustre, pedrobot and his scheming two faced lying sack o' shyte bum buddy, Puig.


May 26, 2010 1:13 PM

Agree with you Bob.Jarvis made public they will not heckle for George.I have a gut feeling Domenicali will not heckle with HRC to keep Casey.
Hey Jessica,if Casey goes to HRC and does a Doohan repeat? :blush:
All speculation,and,yes,the silly season often provides more intrigue than the racing. Roll on Mugello. Casey and Marco on Showa front ends and blah! :) :) :)


May 26, 2010 1:36 PM

@ Bob.
Interesting post especially the comment about Rossi. Will keep an eye out to see if I notice the same.
And was just about to comment about you not being sarcastic, obnoxious,rude etc etc etc. Then I read the post aimed at Jessica and think the post prior to that was written Jeckle and Hydes back.

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