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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August 21, 2012 1:21 PM

@ samas...a few of us on here remember the Ago days and as you say, the stats don't show the whole story.

He more than earned his chance at the top in the smaller classes, but on the MV he had 4 cylinders and 80 BHP while his competition had 1 cylinder and 50 BHP.
Nevertheless he was a crowd pleaser and I was happy to join the throngs who went to watch him. And listen...nothing to touch the howl of that MV on megaphones. Except the Honda 6, maybe.

Ps don't those power figures seem odd nowadays?

JC Racing - Unregistered

August 21, 2012 1:44 PM

Lorenzo must know more even than the people on this forum, if that is possible, not to count Stoner out. It seems like Honda are finally managing to adapt to this year's Bridgestones, which is not good news for Yamaha, so his string of top two results is in jeopardy. Had Spie's engine not grenaded, he would have been beaten, with his soft rear tire. - Unregistered

August 21, 2012 1:53 PM

Of course Stoner is still in contention for the title. Basically he lost only 7 points in Indianapolis, so why would that make such a difference. I am expecting that the torn ligaments will heal, if only slightly, and help Stoner ride close to normal. He didn't do that bad at Indy and at Brno he might to better.

That doesn't mean, however, that Lorenzo and Pedrosa are the same or less chances than Stoner for the title fight, specially because they have a healthy lead and they are 100% fit.

But it is not over yet for Stoner. It still depends on him... And on Lorenzo not performing his normal self.


August 21, 2012 2:03 PM

Once again a lot of 'lies, damn lies & statistics' as the saying goes. Another nerdy list of figures by StevenG carefully selected to 'prove' a point that everyone else (inc. Lorenzo, Pedro & a host of racers who've been on track with Stoner) knows to be false.

Let's put it like this. I have a race with Steven G round a racetrack. I get to ride my motorcycle, and he gets to ride a kiddie's tricycle. I win easily. The statistics and 'facts' say that it's 1-Nil to me, therefore I must be the best using 'statistics'. The numbers alone don't exactly tell the whole story now do they?

My point? What a nonsense, one-dimensional and very poor effort to 'prove' something by a desperate Rossi fan. There's a phrase her in the UK - "flogging a dead horse".

JOHN - Unregistered

August 21, 2012 2:06 PM

With 7 rounds to go and 175 points to play for, its far too early to say who will win (MotoGP Title) and of course Stoner can bridge the gap. As in past times it has often gone down to the wire at the very last race

neil tate - Unregistered

August 21, 2012 2:13 PM

I have no doubts what so-ever. Casey is a very strong rider has he has just proved this week-end gone. We have three brilliant riders challenging for this championship, but I think Casey will push as hard as what ever it takes to catch the other two.Casey hung himself out on the Ducati more than any-one else as-ever dared to do. He will apply the same guts and skills for the remainer of this Championship.


raju t v - Unregistered

August 21, 2012 2:22 PM

I dunt think so, his chances are pretty much slim, i would say 5%.I would have said 70% chance if he ad 25 points lead as Lorenzo is so consistant and extremely strong. so chances are pretty much slim.

I would rather say if he gets equal or greater number of wins in this championship would be more than enough and whereever he completes the championship I dunt see him going below third).

YAYAYAYAYA - Unregistered

August 21, 2012 2:29 PM

@you goat......."Steven G since Stoner entered Moto Gp in 2006 he has been the most successful rider.

Better than Rossi and better than Jlo.

He has given his fans the most.

Thats what the stats will tell you".



August 21, 2012 2:31 PM

Looking at the performances so far this years from the 3 main contenders then it suggests that Stoner does have a bit of a mountain to climb. This is simply due to the strong podium consistency of both the guys ahead of him.

E.g. Dani would need 4 wins with JL 2nd each time to just nose ahead. Stoner would need 4 wins with JL 3rd each time to nose ahead of JL, but seeing as that it is likely that DP would be in 2nd each time, then all 3 of them would be within a few points of each other.

So both Stoner & Pedro need to push hard all-out for wins against JL, who can afford to stay safe if need be and settle for 2nd & 3rds while the Honda boys fight and risk a DNF and take points off each other.

The smart money would have to be on JL. It'll take a DNF, a big loss of form or some disaster for Lorenzo to really open things up.

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