MotoGP » Stoner slams Yamaha's Rossi replacement 'a nobody'

Former MotoGP World Champion Casey Stoner lets rip when asked about Valentino Rossi's interim replacement at FIAT Yamaha - ageing test rider Wataru Yoshikawa - and brands current premier class grid sizes 'a joke'

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tool - Unregistered

June 30, 2010 1:41 PM

calling a fellow racer a "nobody" is just rude.
Grow up. Your suppost to be a pro, act like one. The grid comments are good but calling out another racer is unprofessional.


June 30, 2010 1:43 PM
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Yamaha's choice of replacement rider is a strange one but i would LMFAO if that 41 year old dude managed to beat Stoner fair and square !! As an official test rider he's probably done more laps on an M1 than Rossi and Lorenzo put together so he must be a half decent rider.I hope he is and nails everbody :-)

TheAntiStig - Unregistered

June 30, 2010 1:53 PM

Yeah maybe Yamaha could have made a better choice , but the could have also made a worse one.Could you imagine if they had hired a younger rider that acts like a spoiled brat, whines when other riders actually race him hard for the lead, throws up in his helmet after races, suffers from a mysterious "fatigue" problems and then needs to take the majority of the season off after having a nervous breakdown........

Casino - Unregistered

June 30, 2010 1:53 PM

Waiting for all the rossi fangirls to attack stoner.....

Finally Stoner is talking some sense! Grid size is a big problem, has to be solved really fast!

Rossi replacement is a joke, almost no GP experience and 41!!! He probably rode the M1 a lot but that's different to racing an M1... There were a lot of other options to fill Rossi's seat with GP experience and they were all named in previous comments!

Yamaha, u suck!
Dorna, u suck too!

C Fooker - Unregistered

June 30, 2010 1:55 PM

At last someone has the balls to tell it as it is.
Someone who finishes 12th on a circuit they would have known backwards is in truth not up to VR's standards however there needs to be a defined route or process to fill the seats instantly.
15 starters in the premier class is just plain wrong and as for Suzuki CS is right to opine his opinion.

Arcticdog - Unregistered

June 30, 2010 1:57 PM

Stoner is 100% correct in what he said. Yamaha did not find a MotoGP racer to fill Rossi's seat, just a body to ride around on the bike. Not safe, nor exciting for the fans. Maybe Stoner could have held his tongue, but I didn't read it to be as bad as the headline makes it out to be. I am not a Stoner fan, but I agree with him on this issue.

Casino - Unregistered

June 30, 2010 1:58 PM

oh, you fangirls already started..

How predictable.... and sad!

You are making MotoGP like soccer, fans of different clubs or riders in this case can't celebrate their sport and hero's together anymore.

I hope that when Rossi retires you will retire with him, you won't be missed!

Taz - Unregistered

June 30, 2010 2:01 PM


You've made yourself a 'fanboy' by singling out one rider you idiot.

Stoner has fanboys and the other riders, same sh1t with F1 drivers. I don't like it but that's how it is.

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