MotoGP » Casey Stoner to retire from MotoGP!

Casey Stoner, the most successful MotoGP rider since 2006, is to retire at the end of this season.

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May 17, 2012 5:34 PM

Never been a big Stoner fan, but this is bad news for the series. One of the greatest riders in roadracing history to be sure. I feel like the biggest culprit off all the reasons he stated is the decline of the series itself. Were MotoGP flourishing right now with a solid ruleset instead of utter confusion and two distinct tiers (in the premiere class no less!), Stoner would probably stay in it. Congrats Dorna, your hack-handed management of MotoGP's future has the current champion walking away...

Mikey - Unregistered

May 17, 2012 5:35 PM

Although I'm shocked as a racer he really has nothing more to prove he hit the point in his career where he can't get any higher other than break some records VR has been holding onto for some time now. but really what's the point records are nice but saying you were a 2 time champion and claimed as the fastest rider to your kids is probably more satisfying.

Hope he can stay in racing for a few more years Biaggi seems to cope with 2 kinds and he's leading the wsbk's championship must be doing something right id advise Stoner to have a chat and see how he copes with the stress of family and racing. Its does take its toll Look at Kiyonari his family relationship was bad because he was in BSB whilst his family were back in Japan.
Must of been a tough move for Casey to make but ultimately probably the best decision for his own sake.


May 17, 2012 5:35 PM

Having read through some of the posts stating he'll come back, I'm sure as I can be he won't. I know for sure he actually contemplated bining it when he was on 250's so he's had enough. When he came to the UK at 14, he'd been racing for 11 years then. Weird to think the kid I knew came saw and conquered and is now off home. Goood on yer Casey - the best I've seen.

dc - Unregistered

May 17, 2012 5:44 PM

Good for him! He's got nothing to prove, more money than he'll ever need, a hot wife, a new baby, and hasn't beaten his body into a crippled mass of scar tissue.

I've never been a huge Stoner fan, but I absolutely applaud his decision to leave on HIS terms. Well played, sir. Well played.


May 17, 2012 5:45 PM

I DON'T BELIEVE IT! I truly don't believe it... I know he said he's retiring, I don't think he will, I bet he changes his mind before the end of the season!

If he does retire then I expect a big team change for next season!

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