MotoGP » Stoner talks big rear steps, front tyre woes


"We knew from when we first tested those tyres that it just wasn't going to work with our bike. We told Bridgestone, everybody from the beginning. But they didn't seem to care" - Casey Stoner.

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Farce - Unregistered

June 15, 2012 7:32 AM

What a farce, the good days of MotoGP is gone ... hope Honda leaves this series and focusses on SBK or somethin'. What a shame, Capirossi what r u doing ... a back runner now in charge of the tire situation ... not the right person I'm afraid ...

You suck motogp.

Wow - Unregistered

June 15, 2012 7:35 AM

Wow, you're so clever, everyone has the same tire ... um yes, but some bikes suit it better ... how fair is that ... wake up.

If everyone could choose their own brand/spec tire, that would be way more fair to everyone. If one guy destroys everyone with a specific tire, anyone can change to that one ...

herewego - Unregistered

June 15, 2012 8:01 AM

Wait a minute! Isn't Casey Stoner supposed to be superhuman? Isn't he supposed to be able to handle anything? Isn't he supposed be able to ride a bike any which way and how??? Seems Casey is just another rider that is scared of something he isn't very good with - new tyre, new rules, new anything that affects him in a very negative way!!!
Also, when Casey isn't winning, there is always something wrong with the bike!! Casey isn't winning, so guess what ????

Brainfry - Unregistered

June 15, 2012 8:11 AM

Some of the haters brains are fried obviously ...

Give him proper tires that suits his bike (like Lorenzo has now), and he will be winning !

Stop playing dumb fools.

herewego - Unregistered

June 15, 2012 8:21 AM

Brainfry - Thats the same as saying "Give Valentino a bike that suits him (like Lorenzo has now) then he would win)!!!
Rider have to play with the hand dealt to them, they are all in the same boat to a certain extent, but some of them have more aces in their pack so have more advantages and many more chances to win!!! Casey should just get on with it. If he's that good, new tyres shouldn't be a problem!!!!

dacron

June 15, 2012 8:22 AM

@herewego.
show me where stoner is showing fear of the new tire?
i see no fear in his words or demeanor my good man , the problem today is the yams are leaving very little room for error , and the honda's are showing they have indeed got a lot wrong with them.
as stoner mentioned the engine brake is destroying the tires , not something that can be ridden around for a win against the yams that finish races with enough rubber to go another 20 laps.

herewego - Unregistered

June 15, 2012 8:28 AM

These comments from Stoner just show that if a rider hasn't got everything right,bike, tyres, set up etc. etc. he will have problems! No matter how fast you are, your riding will be affected - it has all got to be right. This is everything Valentino Rossi is suffering with, but of course because it is him, he is expected to overcome all his problems and get on with it - same goes for Casey Stoner!! He isn't winning because things have changed and he can't cope - simple!! What goes around, turns around and ends up biting you in the bum!!!!!

dacron

June 15, 2012 8:39 AM

@herewego.
its simple knowledge that a problem with a bike effects a rider.
just how much it effects a rider depends on the individuals ability to cope with it.
being 2nd in the championship with 2 wins in 5 races shows a pretty good ability to cope against multiple problems.
the yams have no known bad flaws , so as i said before they are extremely hard to beat even with a perfect bike.
so your argument is as thin as paper in stoners case mate.

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