MotoGP » Casey Stoner goes soft for smart win

“I decided to go with the soft option and be a little more careful with the tyre, keep a little more traction and not spin so much” – Casey Stoner.

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July 31, 2012 12:33 AM

Triumphontour i know that riding a truimph you probobly don,t understand the diff between hard and soft tyres at speed which is why you put up a silly post so maybe you could just stfu and learn a bit here while the 2 best riders in the world at the moment fight out for the last time the wc


July 31, 2012 3:38 AM

If there is one thing that stands out for me in season 2012, it's the fact that Stoner "finally" realises that,
"spinning it up" shags the tyres. Like someone already mentioned, only took him 6 years.
All the fans of Stoner used to carry on about it, not realising it was to his (Stoners) detriment. Only have to go back to the days when Mamola was on the Cagiva, and lighting the rear up to entertain the fans.
We may see some smoother riding by Stoner now, and with that may come less whinging about the tyres. We can only hope.
By the way, before everyone gets off there bike on my comments. Stoner's own admission, not mine.



July 31, 2012 3:43 AM

By the way I think it was one of Stoner's best performances to date. Instead of going gang busters, conserved the tyre mid race (by his own admission) to have something left at the end. Well done.
Now if only he could......ah forget it. Be thankful for small mercy's. lol.



July 31, 2012 4:03 AM
Last Edited 1211 days ago

With Stoner's new found knowledge, I hope he does not retire as he could be consistently winning and possibly rack up more championships. All that's left is his professionalism and maturity as a sportsman. If he could sort those out then he'll probably enjoy the sport. For a guy who does not give a toss about the sports' politics, drama, celebrations, and what not, he's the one most affected. Blaming his family was just a tip of the iceberg. If Stoner could just concentrate on improving his riding, taking it to the next level, being tactical ala Rossi style, stalking opponents, then he'll find himself enjoying not only his wins but his racing craft in general by not just using his balls but also by using his head and heart. He'll enjoy the battles more and not complain about non existent dirty riding. Anyway, I know it's far fetched but I hope he stays (but do away with the maoning of course).

Sham on u......... - Unregistered

July 31, 2012 5:49 AM

@SHAMU you must be reading different sites to me stating another ridiculous rumour ........

Show me anywhere Stoner has Complained about Dirty Riding??? before the race after practice his statement was that he felt he could have had pole excepting he was held up by crts being in the way on his fast laps if you bothered to watch qualifying you would have seen this was in fact true on at least two occasions No mention of dirty Riding........

Agenda Posts like yours stay consistent
iF YOU WERE DRIVING HOME and your girlfreind/wife etc asked you how was the drive home and you had Just avoided a possible severe accident you of course would not be emotionally effect and would say I had a wonderful drive or would you say I just avoided an accident ??? get real.............


July 31, 2012 6:02 AM
Last Edited 1211 days ago

"Show me anywhere Stoner has Complained about Dirty Riding???"

Are you serious?! How long have you been watching this sport? Last weekend was the first time was it? Lunch time is over go back to class. Geez. Even die hard Stoner fans and MotoGP fans knows Stoner complains alot about his percieved "dirty riding" of other riders.

And talking about consistency, maybe you should consistently post with the same user name instead of being a chicken using different user names.

2cents - Unregistered

July 31, 2012 7:08 AM


I like your style. Stoner burned up the track this weekend so you're just smart enough not to be too critical of his efforts, but deep down you're seriously pi$$ed, so you drop in the sneaky posts so that you can vent your poison without looking too stupid. Games up buddy. I was fortunate enough to be trackside this weekend. What an awesome spectacle. All these guys are just freakin amazing. Everyone dumps cr*p on Rossi, but in real life he looked like he was going at it. But Stoner was just sheer entertainment. His bike sounded like it was revving harder, his body position on the bike was far more animated than the rest, and he dead set looked like he had b*lls of steel. Clearly a standout to watch. TV DOES EVEN COME CLOSE. Say what you like, CS was amazing.

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