MotoGP » 'So far, so good' - Stoner strolls to home pole

"So far so good, we have a good race pace and the bike's feeling pretty good at the moment" - Casey Stoner.

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MotoGP Fan - Unregistered

October 15, 2011 10:36 AM

Flavour of the month : Bet you weren't complaining when 98% of articles were about Rossi 5 years ago.. ? He's potentially going to secure the championship this weekend..of course they're going to write about it.


October 15, 2011 11:13 AM

And tomorrow he will win the championship and I will turn off the motogp for a break from these bullshits. Congratulaioon to HONDA for these win, put HONDA name on the trophy instead for stoner moaner names! I wish to see ROSSI riding for Honda team in 2012

the last word - Unregistered

October 15, 2011 11:23 AM

One thing is very clear from this season, and I've been saying it for awhile, Honda, the creators of the 800cc class, are desperate for the win. On the lead up to this season, they developed 4 completely different kinds of factory bikes for 4 different riders, with each having several revisions along the way. They threw money at it like no other team could. Honda poached the best people they could - they pulled people from Ducati and even Rossis electronics guys. They now have the best bike on the grid at this point in the season. That can't be argued - Stoners got talent, but he also has great timing.

the last word - Unregistered

October 15, 2011 11:23 AM


The first 800cc season, when Stoner took the championship, Ducati had the best bike without a shadow of a doubt. It caught the Jap factories with their pants around their ankles. They built a bike to do race distance on 22 litres of fuel, when only 21 litres were allowed. Then they found ways to regain that litre. No one had thought to do something like that. Similarly, this season, he is on the best bike there. Some motogp gurus are estimating that the new honda package (particularly the gearbox) is giving 0.3 to 0.5 seconds advantage a lap.

This is why Lorenzo is freaking out. Hes been having full on rows with Yamaha - as if they're not delivering the goods. Overall, I think he's pretty fragile and abit of a ****. The shoulder brushing during stop/go practice in qualifying last year is a good example of his ****ishness. And the public slandering of Simo shows how frustrated Lorenzo really is - he's grasping at anything he can. He reminds me of a more together Biaggi.

Some pe

the last word - Unregistered

October 15, 2011 11:24 AM


Some people fire flak at Pedrosa - sure, he hasn't delivered the championship, but that dude is harder than Stoner or Dovi. One race in particular, he rode his nuts off and after crossing the line to take 3rd, he skipped the podium. He had to be lifted off the bike and taken straight to the hospital. His boots were soaked in blood. And I think his slow mo footage is even more impressive than Stoners!

paper champion - Unregistered

October 15, 2011 11:35 AM

Casey finished 4th for two years running then cut his losses and ran to one of the machines that was beating him.

Rossi is certainly not a contender this year either but this does not change the fact that stoner stepped onto a faster machine yet Rossi has the ability to step onto a slower one, again. This small fact the Stoner boys always seem to conveniently overlook.

Rossi is the better rider of course. The question of whether he will win another championship really falls down to if he actually wants to win another one. If he wants to, he will.


October 15, 2011 11:51 AM
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@the last word

"Some motogp gurus are estimating that the new honda package (particularly the gearbox) is giving 0.3 to 0.5 seconds advantage a lap"

Who? Anyone one can say stuff like this. Back it up. Which motogp gurus are saying this? Burgess himself has stated exactly what advantage he thinks the Honda gearbox yields compared to Honda's rivals - none. Burgess also stated that he didn't think there was a lot between the Honda and Yamaha. I consider Burgess a MotoGP guru. What MotoGP gurus are you referring to?

Do you realise that if Stoner is not out there, Yamaha takes pole at Phillip Island? That Yamaha wins this year's world championship?

Generally, I found your entire post to be nonsense.

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