MotoGP » Stoner talks Honda 'dream', Doohan colours

“It's been a dream of mine to ride in this team and follow in Mick Doohan's footsteps” – Casey Stoner

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January 31, 2011 2:51 PM

YES!!! Love the layout. Him and the bike look like
350km/hr sitting on the paddock stand. Doohan,well high aspirations and why not ? Sounds really upbeat about the bike and its potential. Great to hear that he's relishing racing against seriously competitive team mates and not looking to be the ordained #1 rider in the team. Mind you he never has shyed away from any team mate. The highly touted Melandri,Nick. Good on him the rest of the season

SP-1 - Unregistered

January 31, 2011 3:12 PM

Lets hope it's good season of racing, whoever you support. I'm a Brit who admires Stoner, as well as all others in Motogp. I'm here for good hard racing.

Will be interesting to see how Stoner develops the Honda, as well as how Rossi develops the Ducati.

As a Rossi fan I'd predict with my head, 1 Lorenzo, 2 Stoner, 3 Rossi, with Pedrosa and Dovi, getting their P45 at the end of 2011 assuming their contracts up..

With my Heart I'd say Rossi will sort the Ducati and after a slowish start to the season, pull it out of the bag midway through!!! Roll on race 1!!

motomoto - Unregistered

January 31, 2011 3:14 PM

,I suppose that they are iconic colors,, and I do think that Stoner in the favorite for this year only,, but that bike's livery is getting old,, and objectively speaking, red and orange (especially the wheels) is not very appealing. It needs a re-fresh for sure. There are a hundred different ways to preserve the brand and make it attractive at the same time. thumbs down on the livery...

Green Monster

January 31, 2011 3:20 PM

@Me, I doubt tht very much (I'm not a Stoner hater, nor am I a fan), the reason I say this is because next year the rules are changing again and the competition is only getting stronger and stronger in this era of the sport. Not only will he have Jorge and Dani to fight, there's Dovi, Spies, Rossi, Hayden and Simoncelli (let's not forget he's on the same bike as Casey, just in a different colour).

So for tht reason I don't think he will. In fact I think it will be a long time before anyone can repeat tht achievement, only 3 people have done it in the sports 61 year history.

Sweeble - Unregistered

January 31, 2011 3:50 PM

You're forgetting about Ben Spies, what he did in WSBK and to a lesser extent as a rookie in MotoGP was nothing short of miraculous. If he starts winning, he's going to continue. He goes about his business in a quiet and methodical way and it's possible the aliens won't know what hit them!

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