MotoGP » Stoner: Pride, not style, key to Ducati success


"I think it's just about pride. You need to give that up and ride the Ducati the way it needs to be" - Casey Stoner.

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mutsnuts1 - Unregistered

August 16, 2012 10:41 PM

LOL, the man just understands a bike, better than me, better than you, better than most of the rest of the grid. He learnt to ride with it, not fight it, like a bike whisperer ! lol. to critisise is a natural reaction to jealousy, the boy done good, not one of you can deny it !!!

bikenutter

August 16, 2012 10:46 PM

Oh shut up Stoner, sorry but as an avid fan of MotoGP (listen to the MotoPod, read these sites daily and love the sport) I have to repeat the sentiments of others. Gonna miss the talent but good riddance to the personality. I always thought he got a bad rap but these past few days and his quitting for fishing have really made me think he deserves it.

Of course I presume a millionaire rider with more talent than I have in my little finger cares but I may be wrong...

567890 - Unregistered

August 16, 2012 10:50 PM

This coming from a guy who constantly complained about lack of support/development. All of a sudden, now that he's not riding the bloody thing, it's a matter or riding the Duc the "way that it's made" ... so then why did you beg Ducati to keep making changes?

I don't care that CS complains because the reality is he's usually just replying to a question and doing so with an honest answer. My problem is that he's a hypocrite.

Me - Unregistered

August 16, 2012 10:57 PM

Stoner should sign up for Ducati next year and show us all he can still do it or just stfu remember his results were getting worse each year he was on the Ducati before he quit and took the easy option the Honda

ellis - Unregistered

August 16, 2012 10:59 PM

Real shame stoner retiring, hell of a loss, but dont understand his bitterness, when stoner.was at ducati haydon was a lot closer to the front. So the bike is not as competative as it was, and stoner was gettinf to be a crash fest on it.

abc - Unregistered

August 16, 2012 11:01 PM

what I take from that is that he's having a dig at Ducati(not so much rossi) for not listening to anyone,still. so u just have to suck it up and ride the damn thing.

just my take.

adrenaln - Unregistered

August 16, 2012 11:33 PM

So those of you who are calling out Stoner for 'bailing' on Ducati, put yourself in his shoes, you ride for Ducati, win a WC, Win races every season, put your butt on the line to try and tame the beast without sliding down the road, then you learn that they have offered someone over 5 times your salary to do what supposedly you can't do.
Fast forward 2 years, turns out that big investment failed and worse still 'bailed' to Yamaha.

Respect is earned and needs to mutual....

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