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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August 17, 2012 2:50 AM

This bloke is one of the best if not the best rider of all time. He had the courage to give up everything to travel to a foreign country at 14 years of age. He lived in a caravan for first three years of competing in the 125 and 250 championships. He worked his way to the top and has achieved everything he set out to do and can retire rich at 25 years of age. He won Young Australian Of The Year as the Australian public recognized the qualities he showed to get there. Not a single professional journalist or race commentator has ever had a negative thing to say about him. Here we have a bunch of nobodies who have achieved nothing in their lifetime who think it is OK to hide behind anonymous names and abuse everything he does. Pathetic.

porsche996 - Unregistered

August 17, 2012 2:51 AM

He stated exactly what I have been saying all year.

The bike needs to have its neck wrung and a podium is very possible. Who can do it - maybe one of the moto2 upcomers can achieve it!! Crutchlow doesnt have the skill - he just a bruiser - that doesnt work either.

DDD - Unregistered

August 17, 2012 2:54 AM

(asefi) I'll be honest: Nicky looks like he is cowering before a GP demon.

Somewhat agree. Nicky may also be soaking up Casey's comments about ride the bike as it needs to be ridden.

CS rides off the back wheel. Less of a problem with the front that way.
Rossi is a classic GP rider uses the front more.
DOVI is a classic GP rider uses the front more
Melandri is a classic GP rider...
Nicky was a dirt/flat track rider, back wheel...

So where I am going is maybe Crutchlow's style is more suited to the Ducati

MotoGP Classic - Unregistered

August 17, 2012 3:01 AM

“I just said that for Ducati the problem - the positive problem - was that Stoner was very fast with that bike and (this) was also a problem for us for to make the decision (to join Ducati) at the end of 2010.

“But, you know, the reality is that I was never fast with that bike from the first test to now. And unfortunately together with Ducati we were not able to improve the bike and to fix the problem that the bike have.”

Rossi has nothing but praise to Casey Stoner. I dont know whats gone to Stoner's head. He used to be a humble guy just riding fast and doing his thing. He really changed after his first championship.

8=> - Unregistered

August 17, 2012 3:09 AM

"I dont know whats gone to Stoner's head. He used to be a humble guy just riding fast and doing his thing. He really changed after his first championship. "

That would be becaue of the constant snide remarks Rossi dished out until he rode the Duc. What goes around comes around!

MotoGP Classic - Unregistered

August 17, 2012 3:15 AM

"constant snide remarks"


Kindly list all the SERIOUS negative remarks that Rossi said against Stoner. Also, kindly dig up all the serious positive remarks that Rossi said about Stoner.

desmoquak - Unregistered

August 17, 2012 3:18 AM

Hindsight is 20/20, maybe he should have stayed put, swallowed his own pride, and rode the bike she need's to be ridden, or better yet, let her ride him....... hmmm. Maybe, just maybe, he would be working on Three championships right now......

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