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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wrong post - Unregistered

June 03, 2012 11:01 PM

@convenience
Do u know how to read? i said he finished a few tenths behind podium spot. where did i mention anything about the times? use common sense before smashing the keyboard.

hoppy

June 03, 2012 11:06 PM

The reason Casey didnt choose the soft tyre is quite understandable.The track temp was 57 degrees during QP and if the weather had held for the race,noone in their right mind would have gone out on a soft tyre.It would be mangled in 15 laps tops.As it happens,the temp was much cooler today and they took a chance on the harder compound.It was the wrong choice as far as Casey was concerned.He paid the price.No more to say really.The tyre gamble is nearly always just that,a gamble.You win,or lose.The harder compound suited Dani,but not Casey.

hoppy

June 03, 2012 11:13 PM

Sparky.
I think your post says a lot.Riders will always have reasons for not winning.But those reasons are not necessarily excuses.Its a pity that the two become blurred more often then not.

Can't win - Unregistered

June 03, 2012 11:53 PM

Many believe that the riders design, setup, build and race the bike. This is not true they have a team of advisors, designers, egineers, experts and even a bloke to wash the bike after races. Stoner acknoweledges this and has always said WE when interviewed after races wether he win's or lose's and is the only rider to do this. He does not make himself blameless. In the past occasion's he has been accused of wearing out tyres due to over riding the bike . So this time the team realised the Honda is not a good tyre saver and worked on the hard tyre setup all hot weekend, but the weather let them down and was much cooler so there gamble did not go to plan. If you Rossi lover's are so called fan's of the Sport you should be crytical of all Rider's not just Stoner.

Rossi Stoned - Unregistered

June 03, 2012 11:56 PM

I kind of feel a bit sorry for Stoner. I've regularly been a critic of his due to his varying excuses, but today I don't feel that he is whinging. He seems more laid back and his explanation about the tyres seems just that - an explanation, not an excuse. He does seem to have lost some of that will to win that all racers need. It's a shame that he is leaving mgp. I want him to stay, even if it means he's a moaner again! He's one of the best riders and still young. His fans with their expectation have created his pressure in the past and could have been the deciding factor...not everyone can deal with expectation on this scale - only a few like Rossi. Most in Rossi's position would have walked long ago!

just a thought - Unregistered

June 04, 2012 1:39 AM

I wrote a comment on here long before that many readers might not take a good notice of :

- that Stoner once said 'arm pump' problem which could suggest either HRC to sort out the chatter real quick or his disaproval over the late decided 14 kg ballast obligation.

-that tyre rule does hinder his max performance since his riding style is the most tyre consuming.

-Dovi stated his happiness soon after joining with Yamaha Tech3 and having tried it in preseason tests is a clear signs that yamaha is slightly better overall.

finally I just want to say that this season is a rocky mountain for Casey to break.so stop the false campaign that Casey won because everything provided for him was perfect.it is simply HIM the PERFECTOR.

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