MotoGP » Stoner calls for flag-to-flag MotoGP changes

"They definitely need to do something after what happened last year" - Casey Stoner.

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Observer - Unregistered

April 27, 2012 8:36 PM

Did we read a different article. From what I read, Stoner was asked a question to which he answered and completely reasonably I might add. How this is an attempt to manipulate the rules, I don't understand. I agree with Stoner on this one and seems like most of the other posts do too. It really makes no sense for the governing body to be deciding what tire compound a rider has to leave the pits with. If you can make up the time you lost while pitting in such a short race by literally riding the wheels of your bike, then by all means go for it.

Livio Suppo - Unregistered

April 28, 2012 1:27 AM

@ mike

Yes mikey boy, ive ridden my bike while raining a lot of times for ten years, and I always used to slow down A LOT on corners and tried to be carefull on those days, so i didnt get to the floor like many of my mates did due to going down the road like it was a sunny day. But if you mean have I ever ridden a motogp bike in wet or dry, no, in that case, I confess I didnt. How about you, have you even sitted on a bike??(Hey,playing bike racing games on your computer doesnt count.) I bet you didnt, c'mon confess it you Keyboard warrior... Clown

Sparky62 - Unregistered

April 28, 2012 3:23 AM

So Livio, the MotoGp expert, how many years have they been allowed to swap bikes? I do believe the rule came into effect in 2005, a year before Stoner entered the senior class. So this rubbish about it being there for years before Stoner came along just shows your ignorance of the sport. Odviously the idiots who crashed in last years race do not have the skill or knowledge to race in MotoGP. They should be able to go around a circuit in first and second gear on worn and over heated rain tires and who cares if they do 5 minute laps!!

No arguement here. - Unregistered

April 28, 2012 3:45 AM

"Last year's Jerez race was blighted by a series of crashes after riders started the race on wet weather tyres, only for a dry line to subsequently emerge. The closing stages of the race saw rain return, but if any riders had pitted they would have been forced to fit slicks."

So the riders who gambled on staying out on wets last year when a dry line appeared, should be compensated when the rain returns and they have shagged their wets.

Snap out of it Stoner. If they had of gone in and put slicks on when the dry line appeared, then they could have gone in when the rain returned, and put wets back on. It's all about managing the cards you are dealt within the rules. It's not about going flat out and changing the rules to suit. Geez.


April 28, 2012 3:55 AM

dorna is doing everything in its power to make the racing closer at all cost for the spectacles sake.
to do this they have been going full tilt to find ways to stop the fastest riders going too far from the others.
after the stoner Juggernaut rose in 07 it was clear dorna set to work to not actually cut him down but bring others up to him such as killing vales michelin contract to get him a bridgstone one then giving everyone the same deal cutting stoners partnership with the tire developer.
now we have a few overly superior riders forever leaving the rest far behind , along with crt this makes it a 3 tier racing spectacle , not what dorna wants. so riders like stoner are forever on the minus side of any new rule that dorna bring out.

Bellyaching again - Unregistered

April 28, 2012 4:59 AM


What you just rambled on about, has sweet FA to do with what Stoner is babbling on about. Please stick to the topic, which is Stoner complaining, once again, about the rules. Why did he (Stoner) not raise this issue directly after the race here last year. Or at least bring it up with Dorna after the 2011 season? It's called re-active comments, as opposed to pro-active comments, that's why. Only bitches when it directly effects or costs him somewhere along the line. Casey's comments are generally not for the good of the sport, but more what's good for him. Sorry about that, but it's the way I see it.

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