MotoGP » Stoner misses out on final win for Ducati


The Australian ends his time at Ducati with a second place finish and concludes the 2010 season with fourth in the standings.

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Wolfman

November 08, 2010 10:41 AM

It's a shame that he is leaving, he really is the only person to tame the Ducati, very exciting and entertaining to watch. Will be interesting to see what happens next year. Best of luck on the Honda.

hoppy

November 08, 2010 11:06 AM

Well,Casey didnt run off to the horizon as many may have predicted.Jorge and Vale never let him out of reach except for that "incident" Jorge had with Marco!
Even Casey said himself that it was only a matter of time before Jorge reeled him in.So not quite the way Casey would have liked to part with Ducati but 2nd place was pretty good.I wish him much success at Honda next year.

djst - Unregistered

November 08, 2010 11:12 AM

Yes, have really enjoyed watching Stoner with the powerslides and a riding style of taming the Ducatti that is very reminicent of the 500cc days.
Will be interesting to see How he peforms and finds the Honda to ride in comparison to the Duke.

hoppy

November 08, 2010 11:42 AM

Just to add to my previous comment,i think credit has to be given where it is due.Casey has done some great things at Ducati over the seasons.23 victories is a tremendous achievement on a bike which at times could only be descirbed as a pig!
He can leave Ducati with his head held high in my opinion although i dare say the haters will say otherwise!

Who's responsible? - Unregistered

November 08, 2010 12:02 PM

Ducati will sell more bikes with Rossi onboard, there is no doubt about that. I bet there are a few saddos with deposits down already!

But, there will surely be a few of those remaining at Ducati who will miss Casey's "ride it like you stole it" approach on "their" bike.

You can't help but think this move was more engineered by the accountants at Ducati than the racers.

Elbowz-11 - Unregistered

November 08, 2010 12:54 PM

Casey will be always remembered as the first rider to tame the Ducati at the first attempt when he started riding it IMO his best win was at Catalunya in 07 where Rossi pushed him all the way all the best to him at Honda in 2011.

Sladge - Unregistered

November 08, 2010 1:17 PM

Nice closing comments, great final ride.
Awsome sight to see him two wheel drifting that bike, still amazes me that people call the Duc a 'pig' etc.
For reference, a Kawasaki was a 'pig' and the present 'Suzuki' is a 'pig'. The Duc has rarely been out of the top 4 all year, and then only when Stoner put it in the gravel by over riding it.

He is going to Honda and will do the same, when Dovi and Dani put it on the limit this year it bit back with fearsome 'tankslappers.

I hope he takes things step by step.

Southerner

November 08, 2010 1:55 PM

Really sad day for me to see him and Ducati parting company.Would have loved to have seen him crown it with a win,but 2nd was plenty good enough.Somewhat appropriate podium yesterday.The new King alongside the 2 riders saying their farewells to their old teams.
As a Ducati man, I wish him all the best at Honda and he will still get support from this side.
Would have been great to see Vale join him,but I guess that was one of Vale's preconditions.Casey had to go,if he was to sign.

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