MotoGP » Stoner snatches Valencia victory from Spies

Casey Stoner wins the season-ending Valencia MotoGP by 0.015sec, four riders down at turn one.

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Sparky62 - Unregistered

November 06, 2011 3:04 PM

Yes Wardo, a dominant bike let him gap the field by a second in qualifying. Two bad those two other world champions on the same dominant bike made it look less dominant. When he is a second ahead in the 1000cc test later this week you can start another season of ignoring the huge talent he is and claiming some unfair advantage of the bike.


November 06, 2011 3:08 PM

Poor Spies! He rode a superb race, he must be gutted!

Though I'm not a great fan of his, he has to be the man of the race!

What happened to Stoner and Pedrosa though? I was expecting to be posting a congrats to at least one of them - then Casey loses 10 seconds in three laps! The power may have got him the win, but he really can't be happy with those last few laps!

And Pedrosa? Keeps the factory ride from Dovi and is then beaten by the bike customer team Dovi is going to? Someone at HRC can't be happy!

boppers - Unregistered

November 06, 2011 3:13 PM

Casey can never win a race on his own merits can he? The boppers say he won coz he had a better engine and thus better drive out of the last corner. Are you friggen brain dead. The track was wet so the engine difference would not of been that great. The drive stoner got out of that last corner was all due to the rider and nothing else.

Spies11 - Unregistered

November 06, 2011 3:15 PM

This place has been ruined by few arrogant little Stoner fans who can't seem to cope if any other rider earns praises. Earlier it was Rossi fans who would do so and now its Stoners. There will never be a place for other set of fans where their opinions would be valued.

Every thread these days you would hear same old recycled jokes, digs at other riders and praises for Casey. Learn to respect other set of riders and their supporters too!


November 06, 2011 3:21 PM
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It's amazing that the "Stoner's less weight and more power" brigade weren't watching the beginning of the race to see the "heavy Spies on a slow bike" almost run into the back of Pedrosa at the end of the straight.

These same posters will now tell us that Pedrosa, in fact weighs 95 kg and his bike is way slower than Stoner's.

If Rossi had made that last corner move, all these posters would writing "Oh such a sublime talent" or "brilliant race craft" blah, blah, blah

kyu - Unregistered

November 06, 2011 3:21 PM

after seeing ben get stomped out of every tight corner by the hondas I'm not surprised with what happened. tough lose for ben but he had the ride of the day. i think its safe to say that yamaha better have a seamless transmission to match honda next year or they will be on the back foot again

Sweeble - Unregistered

November 06, 2011 3:26 PM

Strangely, for me, one of the best races of the season. Great race from Stoner - good to see him pushed a bit to bring out his brilliance. Amazing race from Spies - that man was robbed! But it was excellent to see Crutchlow finally getting a result which matches his ability. He goes out of the 800cc era with his head held high. Nice one Cal!

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