MotoGP » Lorenzo not counting out Stoner


"I will not discount Casey because he is strong and he can take several consecutive wins" - Jorge Lorenzo.

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blah - Unregistered

August 21, 2012 10:24 AM

Brno next week might really hurt Stoner chances if he is still in a very bad condition to ride, since he can't afford the gap to get any bigger. However one DNF for Lorenzo and 3 straight wins for Stoner would even the playing field and both of those are real possibilities with tracks like Phillip Island coming up.

The truth hurts. - Unregistered

August 21, 2012 10:27 AM

Lorenzo is wise not to rule out Stoner.Complacency could easily be his undoing.He has to concentrate on every race.One mistake could change the whole outlook.But,having said that,Lorenzo has been in stunning form all year and Stoner will know that he has his work cut out.

Joe Blow - Unregistered

August 21, 2012 10:31 AM

He's just saying that to be nice.

Stoner is done. as his career amply proves, put him on a new bike which happens to be the best bike in a year when things aren't yet sorted ( the Duc in 07, the Honda in the first year of 1000cc ear) and he can win. but the other riders and bikes get sorted and Stoner starts going backward.

Given all the breathless hype about him being the fastest guy on the grid, he is arguably the most underperforming rider ever in the history of MotoGP.

King Kenny - Unregistered

August 21, 2012 10:34 AM

Seems to me people are forgetting one Dani Pedrosa who is 2nd in the standings and currently outperforming Stoner on the same bike -first teammate to achieve this, btw. I hope Lorenzo will win the title, but Pedrosa is a much more serious threat than Stoner, to be honest.

The win-or-bin mentalily can only take you so far, and this year Pedrosa isn't injured and Lorenzo has a competitive bike. No more walks in the park for Casey. This is the season to see how much each of them is worth, and right now Stoner is 3rd. Just saying...

Jet51 - Unregistered

August 21, 2012 10:38 AM

Its Lorenzo's to lose. Just needs to stay top 3 without binning it which he has done quite effortlessly all season so far.

@Joe Blow...
So why didn't anyone else look like challenging the championship from the same team as Stoner in those years?

BoZz - Unregistered

August 21, 2012 10:39 AM

That's it Joe the blower.. You know it all.
"Arguably"?... Sure, If you were a figure of authority with knowledge and at least a clue of what goes on then maybe your post can hold a long debate.
Thing is though, you know as little as the rest of us.
Had Stoner not had the tyre change after his very good start this year, then he would probably be leading, "Arguably".. But, like you, what would i know.

taliz

August 21, 2012 10:40 AM
Last Edited 760 days ago

@Joe Blow:
Stoner won the 2011 title in the last year of the 800cc machines. So everything was pretty much sorted back then. It's this year, 2012, that's the first year of the 1000cc.

I do believe it will be terribly difficult, not to say impossible, for Stoner to catch up to jlo though. His only hope is if Jorge runs out of engines, but even if Jorge starts from the pits he'll probably get close to the podium.
Also, Pedrosa is more consistent than Stoner this year. He seems a lot happier and more easy going than earlier years. This may be his year.

The truth hurts. - Unregistered

August 21, 2012 10:41 AM

Oh i dont know about that Joe Blow.I can think of a rider who is currently the biggest under performer i have ever seen.So much so that he is running away from his current team and joining Yamaha next season because he knows he can only win on the best equipment.Just as he has done all his career.

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