MotoGP » Stoner: A weight off my shoulders


“After yesterday's announcement, I definitely felt a weight off my shoulders when I got on the bike this morning” – Casey Stoner.

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dinokpir - Unregistered

May 19, 2012 5:38 AM

since when personality is important here
this is racing the rest is just extra
yes it's also part of it but its not compulsory, just addition

want personality go watch dr. phil show

Sparky62 - Unregistered

May 19, 2012 5:50 AM

MotoGP is dead as long as idiots think they can make up stories about the riders and show no respect for them. Why should Stoner turn up to risk his life on a race weekend? To have his honesty questioned by not only the anonymous keyboard jockeys but also the mainstream motorcycle press? Should he cop the blame for others not being able to ride the Ducati when in all his time at the team, they never provided new parts from the begining to end of each season? When he says exactly the same as other riders he is branded a whiner...so why say anything at all? Motorcycle racing used to be all about the appreciation of the skill of the riders and not a wish to have handlebar to handlebar racing. When that resumes, so will Stoner. In the mean time he will leave it to the real whingers, those whose favorite clown is not winning, and retire knowing he has kept his honesty and integrity in such a vile and unsportsmanlike atmosphere.

Sodium - Unregistered

May 19, 2012 6:01 AM

i don't think VR goes to honda rc. if he does then what's the meaning of his book? probably privateer makes a little sensible. neways i prefer to see him at ducati only coz i wish to see gunning his 10th title on the same.

Podster - Unregistered

May 19, 2012 6:01 AM

@Sparky62 YOU ARE SPOT ON

The sad fact is that Stoner was JUST TOO DAMM GOOD and he paid the price for that as being the unpopular one.

No-one wanted to believe that the kid from the bush, from a country with on 20m people could win a WC only in his second year. This does not happen, should not happen.

He climbed mountains after mountains to win yet no-one gave him the credit he was due.

Motorbike racing knew it could not make money from those who loved the sport so it sort to find and support those who could bring it Fanboys, who would believe anything that was said and done.

It has become a 'play ground'not a race track anymore, now as Europe goes broke it has to find a way to survive and rightly so.

The racing that true fans want will ever be again but the actions of lesser riders will come back and the fan boys will smile and buy the T-shirts, caps and motogp video passes.

What we wont ever seen again is someone like Stoner who thought it was all about racing, others will le

Sodium - Unregistered

May 19, 2012 6:08 AM

hello Sparky62. rivalry criticism r everywhere. casey stoner exaggerating the problems within the sport n also shows his lack of ability to handle criticism.

u want proof? a true world champion should be like the #1 victoria azarenka. no matter how many uncultured n uncivilized fans boo her or criticise she doesn't give a damn. she just focused on playing better n better at 22 yrs age. she never whined about criticism coz it's inevitable and in human nature.

i really feel bad for motogp coz i wish to see more rossi stoner lorenzo battles. my guess is he will reconsider and eat his words to resume racing in 2013. just a feeling. i want more wheel 2 wheel racing.

Sodium - Unregistered

May 19, 2012 6:16 AM

hi Podster. he never got into good books coz his attitude and loud comments. he isn't even qualified to make some. and he ain't cadel evans for sure, whom aussies love so much for his right attitude n respect. rivalry can't be avoided. after all motogp is not Snooker wc blessed with the ppl like o'Sullivan hendry etc

dacron

May 19, 2012 6:20 AM

circumstances dictate how one handles criticism , a single youth with only them self to worry about would handle criticism much easier than one who has a family to think of as well .
if criticism becomes as extreme as it has in stoners case , then its guaranteed to affect him a lot more now.
you have to consider what you yourself would be thinking in his situation , would you want your kids going to school and finding half the kids there taunting yours because half the kids there have vale supporting parents that have spent many years screaming at the tv insults at stoner!
life is full of hurdles and decisions need to be made all the time.

Sodium - Unregistered

May 19, 2012 6:24 AM

hello dacron. casey stoner brought that on himself. i saw he got booed in the uk so what's big surprise at other venues. so something gone wrong somewhere. one shouldn't don't blame any other ride for stoner's personality flaw. but hell yeah. fan comments should make him feel nasty. then again he knows why. i haven't seen rossi getting booed in australia. why do u think? this explains the problem.

8=> - Unregistered

May 19, 2012 6:30 AM

@Sodium

Stoner got booed in the UK in 2007 because he was beating Rossi. At that time, Stoner wasn't vocal about anything. He's been demonised ever since.

CD77 - Unregistered

May 19, 2012 6:37 AM

Doohan is reporting in the Oz media that he raised the subject of retirement with him a few months ago. Also expects Honda will make a cash offer very difficult to refuse. Later in the year he may have a change of mind. If not, may entertain the opportunity to test in F1 or Indycar before V8s.

As for guy, hes rides bikes the way none of the current generation have. He's put lower spec machinery on the front of the grid as he has come up through the ranks and given 110%. Deserves respect for telling it like it is and not pandering to shallow "moto gp fans" and sponsors.

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