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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May 18, 2012 7:39 AM

Ive read his announcement more times than I have ever read anything, I think. More because of the shock. After all it was only 3 weeks ago, complete denial, then bam, this. Just realised there was no mention of the passing of Marco. I thought that would may have had some baring on his decision. Obviously not, or maybe out of respect he never gave it a mention. Just an observation, nothing more.


yamduc - Unregistered

May 18, 2012 7:42 AM

It takes diffrent kinds of talents to be a topathlete... You must be an ace on the bike ( casey clearly is), you must be half of an engineer to develop a bike ( in my opinion he's a little bit less talented in this area) and most of all you have to be gifted in playing the media ( and casey isn't)... The guy has his heart on his tongue, is an emotional vulnerable guy and that has taken it's toll over the years... It's not all about riding a bike ( maybe it should be).... A really talented guy posesses all of the diffrent kinds of talent... In my eyes casey isn't... Good retirement, enjoy your family....

Aussie - Unregistered

May 18, 2012 7:43 AM

One difference mate stoner had the ba$$s to go Lewis has not because he is owned by bunch of PR marchants, just like rossi is, I feel really sorry for both once them blokes get hold of you your whole life is stuffed, you just have to do as you are told,I am not a rossi fan but I do feel sorry for him just look when a camera comes close he is waveing into it like a 10 year old kid thats what you have to do to keep them paricites happy it's pretty sad when you see a 30 year old having to carry on like that.


May 18, 2012 7:52 AM

never know , 1 year of actually living a normal life just might make a big difference and get the racing juices flowing again.
there is no doubt that very lucrative offers will not stop coming in.

Ian S - Unregistered

May 18, 2012 7:53 AM

I rarely criticise riders, but I'm afraid that diatribe sounded to me like a little boy who had lost his ball and who was telling his mom about the big boys that kept picking on him. Motorcycle racing has been good to him. It's made him a multi millionaire and allowed him to retire when most people are just getting started with their careers. To publicly bite the hand that has fed him like this doesn't strike me as brave, it just sounds like petulance. Sorry Casey, but this is one bike racing fan who will not miss you in the slightest.


May 18, 2012 8:06 AM

So sorry to see you go Casey. Reading part from your statement...

“Whether it's people having no faith in you, people not believing in your talent or..."

There will always be good vs bad, night vs day, up vs down not just affecting motogp but the world. There will always be haters and lovers.

Now, it's time for you to enjoy your life, do whatever you want, go fishing, running farms, stay close with the family, witness the child grew up, going to the beach, hiking the mountains, etc. It's a wonderful feelings and not many people have that freedom while they're at 26 or 27.


page22 - Unregistered

May 18, 2012 8:06 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

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