MotoGP » Gritty Stoner defies pain for podium challenge


Casey Stoner delivers a gritty performance to finish fourth at Indianapolis, despite the pain of his injured ankle.

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Respect - Unregistered

August 20, 2012 12:49 AM

Casey Stoner. No need for acronyms, no need to pretend that he's a part of the medical profession and no need to be named after a farm animal.

He is simply Casey Stoner: Legend.

samas

August 20, 2012 1:01 AM

Repsol will be and most likely have been putting their hopes on Dani winning the WC.
Casey you go for it son give Dani the backup he gave you.
Great ride digger get well soon.

geekay007 - Unregistered

August 20, 2012 1:17 AM

I haven't seen the race yet but I am proud of Casey and his fighting spirit. I have read all the comments and I must say that the chaps on this site are a class above some of the yobbos at MCN.

Brian C. - Unregistered

August 20, 2012 1:47 AM

That was just a phenomenal ride that will live on in the history of stellar MotoGP performances. In the great tradition of Aussie riders like Wayne Gardner and Mick Doohan, Casey Stoner achieved a level of professional excellence few can match. It is all the more impressive given the difficulty he has with the press, and the lack of understanding many fans have for him. He is a true motorcycle racer -- built his capability on dirt, moved to the UK and lived in a caravan for many years, scraping together the experience and the money needed to race at the pinncale of the sport. Rather than take the easy way out, he persevered under ridiculous circumstances, and showed the world the sort of mettle he is made of. MotoGP will be far worse without him -- he is rare stock, and we will not likely see one like him for years to come.

Priceless - Unregistered

August 20, 2012 2:26 AM

It is Great to see sensible comments and People showing respect where respect is due only appears to be two trolls so far They must live in a sick little small minded world

Congratulations Casey For a Great Effort YOU will be missed by any open minded true Racing fan......
As one of the great racers .......joining the likes of Hailwood with your skills Love to see you return to Ducati...........Great racing

bjr - Unregistered

August 20, 2012 3:18 AM

I turned off the TV halfway through the race this morning like I did with Mugello.

Casey's leaving MotoGP the same way he came into it, riding a Satellite Honda.

There's no way that Stoner should be battling with satellite Yamha's and he can't even overtake either satelite Honda in a straight line. It's just like watching 2006 all over again with Stoner overriding a bike that just doesn't have the pace. FFS, he spanked Pedro from his very first day on the bike and took a WC and now he's struggling against satellite Honda's and Yamaha's while Pedro runs away at the front?????

WylieCoyote

August 20, 2012 3:29 AM

bjr....he was fastest in the 3rd practice and would have finished in front or next to Ped on the grid if he didn't crash. He struggles to get a good setup on some tracks as his riding style is different than Pedrosas. It is not because the bike is slow. And the Satellite Hondas were identical to the works bikes at the beginning of the year so you would expect them to still be competitive half way through the season. Honda have only just installed an updated engine in the Hondas. Of course he should battle with the satellites when he is injured. The second tier riders are only fractionally slower than the aliens and it doesn't take much to even the odds.

Andre - Unregistered

August 20, 2012 3:44 AM

You know, criticizing riders says more about the person doing the criticizing than the rider. Casey Stoner did an effin amazing job just like all the riders that have ridden injured. Colin Edwards 3rd place with a broken collar bone at Silverstone another classic example. I was going to say give the guy a break, but he's already got enough of them.

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