MotoGP » Stoner cruises to Indy victory


Casey Stoner wins the Indianapolis MotoGP from Dani Pedrosa and Ben Spies.

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bionica - Unregistered

August 28, 2011 11:56 PM

Why do people negate Rossi's past acomplishments with his present results? Doesn't everyone loses capabilites or motivation over time?

Anyway, todays was - again - Stoner's day. He beat Pedrosa fair and square and very clearly, too. And all the rest of the field, but most of those aren't on Honda Repsol's.

Of note, only Spies bad start and excellent race form thereon, Bautista very good race, once more and the Bridgestone disaster (except for Stoner and Honda Repsol, which not only go fast but go well on the tyres)...

ghostwriter - Unregistered

August 29, 2011 12:10 AM

@Real Dukati Fan
hahahaha.. hilarious... ducati yet faster & rev higher than any competitor at 2007 and it still use trellis frame (not C/F), how can you say it handle like a dog? it's way better handling than C/F like Rossi use right now anyway. Brutal truth, anyone here know that Ducati was the best machine at 2007.

That's the different between VR & CS. VR always turn the bike to be perfect at handling first than the power comes next. Than what..??? the bike was a champion bike when he left it. And anyone who ride his bike & legacy can win on a race weekend. RC211V & M1 was his legacy. He never abandon the ship, he never let the ship sinking... What's Casey legacy..??? Actualy GP11 just a minor upgrade of GP10 (Casy legacy). So that's why Rossi look like a crap on GP11 right now. BTW the one who depends on electronic was Stoner, he's the "traction-control generation-boy". put him on brutal 500cc 2 stroke engine, than we will watch him high-side on a race weekend...

Well anyway...

BillAce - Unregistered

August 29, 2011 12:20 AM

Ghostwriter,

You realize that Rossi hiself has defeated your argument. He is the one now saying "I'm a rider not an engineer"

And looking at his Honda & Yamaha stints he always did everything possible to have an advantage over his team mates. Both rides were similar in that at the time Rossi joined these factories had made huge commitments to develop a race winning machine. Rossi was pretty much assured a very good bike that would have a steady stream of updates that he would be the only one to exploit. Now at Ducati the situation is identical except he is not riding like the old Vale but getting paid even more with the hope that he will. Anyone that thinks Rossi is trying to make a better bike for any other Ducati rider is dilusional

danny1 - Unregistered

August 29, 2011 12:25 AM

@Ghostwriter Fact buddy stoner has never used traction control as much as the rest of the riders on the grid Rossi uses more that is a fact so once again your argument is flawed and stupid

shamarone

August 29, 2011 12:49 AM

re: "Stoner owned the weekend, and would have won whoever got a good start. He had more to give if it became necessary, it did not. The best rider in the field at the moment, no doubt."

that being said, is anybody here still foolish enough to think honda will somehow penalize him for not going motegi...? cutting off one's nose to spite one's face is for fairweather motogp fans, not for HMC. at least not any more.

notthedoctor - Unregistered

August 29, 2011 12:55 AM

"Genius" is being able to know or do things that no-one else can know or do. We're seeing it this season. "Greatness" can be substantial success in either talent or fame which can depend on skilful self-promotion which we've seen for many seasons now. Stoner can make a motorcycle do things no other rider of any repute can.
I look forward to Marquez joining Motogp. Then I believe we'll see a breath-taking competition.

shamarone

August 29, 2011 1:18 AM

re: "Lorenzo, i think u have bad luck"

no, bridgestone unfortunately didn't ship a hard compound anybody could use (not even honda). M1's could barely use the hard compound on the OLD surface, nevermind running soft on a sharp edge repave. yam's 10 secs and 16 secs back respectively. jorg's race was over before it even began.

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