MotoGP » Sore Stoner dodges showers for Assen pole

Casey Stoner takes pole position for the Dutch MotoGP at Assen.

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beno - Unregistered

June 29, 2012 2:45 PM

"Bradl provided a final surprise by jumping into fourth place, aided by a last-lap tow from Valentino Rossi".

How can a slower rider give a faster rider a tow? if anything rossi slowed him down.


June 29, 2012 2:46 PM

A truly amazing last minute dash from Casey to claim pole,but whether he will be able to maintain that kind of pace over the whole race distance is another thing.Jorge will still be favourite in most peoples books i think.Lets hope it stays dry.

djst - Unregistered

June 29, 2012 2:49 PM

Say what you will about Stoner, but the guy has an X factor about him,and can extract that extra something out of a bike that many others struggle to do.

#21 - Unregistered

June 29, 2012 3:01 PM

Crap bike, crap tyres and stoner still sticks it on pole, he is the best rider out there by miles,
Lorenzo and pedrossa are not even in this guys league, even Rossi agrees, Rossi said of Stoner last year that he was the the fastest rider on the grid, shame his going to the four wheel brigade

JB - Unregistered

June 29, 2012 3:03 PM

Love him or hate him, you just have to admit that he can wring the neck of whatever bike he rides and make it work. Pity he will struggle with tyre wear for the last part of the race. I admire his skill (no one can come close when he's on fire) but I think Lorenzo is better able to manage the tyres.


June 29, 2012 3:12 PM

@ #21
"Crap bike, crap tires"? Really? Dani managed to put that "crap bike" on those same "crap tires" on the front row. Get off the Stoner wagon and give some respect to the machine/engineers/crew.

Stephen - Unregistered

June 29, 2012 3:26 PM

seriously that is just one amazing last 5 minutes of quality. No one can produce what he is able to produce out of nothing. where is your usa now? the difference between europe and the US is the quality of breeding.


June 29, 2012 3:27 PM

yamaha's strategy to try and pad j-lo points tally here in the beginning of the season is smart. if the 213's hadn't started the year "chattering like a som-bitch", team orange would be a handful... and they may yet BE a handful if the boffins get to chime in.

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