MotoGP » Stoner podium run comes to ‘disappointing’ end


Casey Stoner rues the choice of hard tyres as he completes a race off the MotoGP podium for the first time in 26 finishes.

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80sec fix - Unregistered

June 03, 2012 5:43 PM

very well said, good explanation on his race tyre and what went wrong during the race, the message is clear nothing to spout him...Good luck in the next race mate. Still long season.

Me - Unregistered

June 03, 2012 5:44 PM

Just stop moaning and ride the thing like you rode the Ducati win it or bin it.

The bike was good enough to fight for the win stop moaning and start pushing if you want to win the championship

ash - Unregistered

June 03, 2012 5:45 PM

More than tyre choice i think casey needs to sort his mind. after his retirment announcment he is going down...and down. He truly is as fast racer but mental side was always his problem . not blessed with a hardcore racing mentality . any ways motogp ill miss u

MrQwerty

June 03, 2012 5:45 PM

I think this may turn into quite a busy thread...

I got the feeling he wouldn't break the record but I thought he was more likely to crash than be outpaced by three other riders. It's quite surreal in a way.

Cedric - Unregistered

June 03, 2012 5:49 PM

Wrong strategy, wrong tire, that's all. Or maybe he just had a bad day. This things happen. There's no way Dovi and Cal (and even Bautista) can stay so close to Casey in normal conditions. Still a long way to go.

Mason

June 03, 2012 5:56 PM

Yesterday Casey said he doesn't understand why people were using soft tyres to qualify, he never does a long run in qp just short few runs, if he did more in qualifying i cant help but think he would of found the hard Tyre not as good as the soft.

dacron

June 03, 2012 5:58 PM

it was a simple case of the soft tire lasting the race distance.
in most cases being on the hard would normally pick up when those on the softs start losing grip.
i'm a little surprised actually that the soft wasn't used as the temperature was minimal compared to the sweltering heat of practice giving more chance the softs would last.
then again the repsols get even worse chatter on the softs so there isn't a lot of choice for him at the moment until honda get there act together and solve that depressing chatter.

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