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A Repsol Honda generated interview with reigning MotoGP world champion Casey Stoner

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FRED1 - Unregistered

February 21, 2012 8:51 PM

Winning RACES is everything.

Slopping into a championship is not even close. I don't go to races to see a "place" or "show" rider. I go to see a WINNER.

Real racers don't show up on the gird to "place" or "show"......or worse. They show up to win.

Mick - Unregistered

February 21, 2012 9:32 PM
Last Edited 1038 days ago

Casey is a man of few words, but when he does speak, he sends web-masters searching for more server space.
Sometimes I wish he would just talk as he does best with his riding.

CRT - Unregistered

February 21, 2012 10:07 PM

FRED1 said "Real racers don't show up on the gird to "place" or "show"......or worse. They show up to win."

This is exactly waht every satelite and Claiming Rule Team will be doing come April, they line up to place or show.

Are they nor "real racers"?

chock1 - Unregistered

February 21, 2012 10:44 PM

@ CRT - in a sense, they are not true racers if they gave up rides in other classes in which they had a chance to win with their talent and machines. A true racer races to win. The worst offenders are anyone who accepted a satellite ride on a Ducati as a promotion in the last 5 years just to say "I'm in gp". Those riders only did this to accept a paycheck. They got on their bike on Sunday with no hope, aspiration or chance for a even a podium, just a Sunday ride. You have very little of that cheese in most of the regional or national SBK/SS series or even moto2. Most every on the grid at least tries or thinks they can win or score a podium, and they never give up. In gp, it's not the riders fault that only 4 bikes have a chance. It's the current rules. That's why they should turn down the gp offer until the series is re-formed with all competitive bikes on the grid. Putting CRTs on the same grid as gp bike is a joke. You'll see, lapped by the half way mark at most tracks.

CRT - Unregistered

February 21, 2012 11:12 PM

Chock1 - in case you have missed it, how many satelite teams have wn a race in the last five years?

Yes, racers race, and they all want to win, the truth of the matter is that unless you are named Casey, Valentino, Jorge or dani, the odds of you winning are almost non existent.

I would sooner take a ride on a satelite Ducati in GP than a works Ducati in any lower class. The best want to race with the best, not just cherry pick wins from lower classes.

The problem with CRTs is not neccesarilly the bike, but the riders piloting the bike. The CRT riders wouldn't have a chance for a win on full blown works bike, let alone a work in progress. The idea is solid, the execution sucks.

To call these pilots not real racers is ignorance. They take what they can get.

Catch Up - Unregistered

February 21, 2012 11:28 PM

Great interview and great insight into how Casey thinks.
As I said in another thread that Casey was not sliding as much as the others and now we see he say's that he is getting the power down onto the track better on the 1000 than the 800 and just looking at that shot I can see it is going to be very hard for someone to get up the inside of him.
Shwantz said that Casey will dominate over the next few years and I believe he will be right.

samas

February 22, 2012 12:13 AM

@Chock1.
Why don't they just have a three man race and if one of them wins the first three races just drop the other two and let the winner race himself, I read your post three times and that's the answer I came up with.
Ant West not only said he would ride for nothing he said he would put up his house and pay them.
Do you not realize even if the gride had 50 rocket bikes some poor bast**d would have to come in last.

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