MotoGP » Casey Stoner: Why I'm leaving MotoGP

“This isn't a two standard series. This is a MotoGP championship. This is a prototype championship” – Casey Stoner.

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jjrocco - Unregistered

May 18, 2012 4:56 AM

Man, quit bitching! The old school guys never complained so much. The only thing I agree with is leave the motogp rules alone. Bring back multi-tire, get those crts off the track (wtf are they doing?). But damn Stoner, I just sorted to start to like you a little bit and the first thing you moan about is that "Nobody understood you" lol, man. If it was Mick Doohan you wouldn't hear him complain at all.

page22 - Unregistered

May 18, 2012 4:58 AM

The best thing we can all do is respect the man's decision. Now, for the rest of the season enjoy watching him whellspin the machine sideways out of corners...because one else does that better. Its a time to appreciate a real champion...enough said


May 18, 2012 5:08 AM

I wonder how much the anti every one else Rossi fans had to play in this. Imagine growing up with a dream all your life, and when you finally make it to the top getting nothing but abuse from the crowd and media because you don't act like a clown. I saw in one interview Stoner stated that the fans of one of the riders (he was big enough not to name anyone) would regularly spray paint abuse on his trailer at night time at some of the circuits.

motogp fan - Unregistered

May 18, 2012 5:11 AM

I really wish he was leaving because he was content with his accomplishments and ready to live a family life, but if you really read his comments, he is leaving because he took alot of the criticism to heart. Even in his moment of reflection he really does show his fragility. I respect his decision to leave at his peak, but no so much that he has allowed the media to run him out of racing. That was always his achilles heel. The guy can ride the wheels off a bike though!

Rob - Unregistered

May 18, 2012 5:21 AM

Guess we know where Marquez will be end up in 2014 or possibly sooner.

Family is more important so I wish Stoner the best. Would be cool to see him in WSBK with Rossi.


May 18, 2012 5:28 AM

@ motogp fan.

Maybe it's just me, but I think he is disillusioned with what the championship has turned into. And if you watched the last Superbike round you would understand that's what Moto GP races used to be like. Now it's just 3 teams/6 bikes, and crt thrown in to make up the numbers. Wasted talent leaving for the wrong reasons IMHO. Should have gone to WSBK, but imagine the flack he would have coped.


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