MotoGP » Stoner hoping for competitive Ducati in 2012

The Australian feels it will be a substantial boost for MotoGP if Ducati prove capable of challenging Honda and Yamaha for victories in 2012.

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geepyone - Unregistered

January 23, 2012 8:31 AM

Last year Casey had a perfect season. thats because Honda is too far away,which Casey doesnt push the whole race, what he had to do is to push for e few lap then maintain those lead,he need not to push hard the whole race.

Self Amusment \0/ - Unregistered

January 23, 2012 8:39 AM

WOW! You moaner fans have a short memory!
How long ago was it that when your beloved stacey almost had a total meltdown riding that POS from ducati?
If Ducati had the exact same handling bike as honda with Rossi on board, Stacey would be bricking it as he always did.
Laguna anyone??
Rossi rode hard and superior and what happened?
Stacey being the sad loser he is would not even shake Rossi's hand!..................EPIC FAIL!



January 23, 2012 8:46 AM

@8- Heres the answer mate. Stoner left Ducati because they wouldnt listen to his advice...And that was very well known to all who realy follow motoGP.


@Self Amusment. Yes that was an epic race. But I think the way you have portrayed the past is a little cheap. And just about all of the regular posters know that I like the past antics of Rossi.
Self Amusement is a good


January 23, 2012 8:56 AM

What I very much about Stoner is that he is relatively more honest than most of the others. And I think that he is also maturing. Furthermore I think the possibility exists that Rossi played a few dirty games during the Lugana Seca race...hehe

The Dalai Lama once said...The enemy is in a way the real teacher. I dont want Rossi to be my friend but Ill accept him on my team hehe. He is amusing and much can be learnt from his dirty rat tatics. lol. Michelins overnight specials are over.

Aussie, gamesmanship is a part of ALL sports. Whether you regard this as cheating is entirely up to you but when victory is all that matters, fair play goes out of the window. FACT.

Quote from a football legend, Bill Shankly.. "Some people believe football is a matter of life and death, I am very disappointed with that attitude. I can assure you it is much, much more important than that" Same for all sports IMO. lol

As for the whole Casey-Jorge love-in. Does Jorge respect Casey or does he fear him? There's a big difference but I'm sure Jorge would rather have people saying. There goes Jorge, 2 times WC winner rather than there goes Jorge, one-hit-wonder, such a nice guy who plays fair and is so respectful...


January 23, 2012 9:20 AM

laguna seems to be the only race i see being used as a point to prove something.
it was a great battle and race and i believe that a young stoner learned a lot from it , the new bread are different from vale and prefer clean perfectly timed on the ball over takes , and have beaten vale many times with this method.
i remember in 2010 when vale and lorenzo were battling for 3rd , vale made a last corner very clean move on lorenzo and beat him to the line , afterwords vale claimed it was the best move of his career , the reason he gave was because it was clean.
so mabe vale is also learning a thing or two from the new breed.

Aussie - Unregistered

January 23, 2012 9:21 AM

A couple of good threads there I am not sure which side you are on i am a stoner fan but my idol was Hailwood i like all the riders but Leguna made me a bigger fan of stoner because if he had stayed in it we would have had 2 riders at least in hospital and i dont want to think of the other one but he backed out and as the old saying goes "better to live another day"and he did many of them in 2011 unfortuneatly the rider from Leguna was at the back of the field a bit sad really could not get the Duc near the front i suppose he was not good enough,what do you think?

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