MotoGP » Island feat 'may be step too far' for Stoner


'I think it's going to be tough to make it six in a row, but we'll definitely be there, even if they have to duct-tape me to the bike' - Casey Stoner

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MG - Unregistered

September 20, 2012 1:02 AM

Rossi would still kick that ass from down under out beating Casey in car driving. Rossi is a beast on a bike or car. He beat Colin McRae in his prime and drove a F1 car and was only shy from 1 second from top lap times. Which is alot if you drive them everyday..however Rossi doesn't. The man has talents. Casey, I lost alot respect for you. Go Rossi!

Worsethanoob - Unregistered

September 20, 2012 12:03 AM

When casey came to moto gp fans attention on the 125s it was clear he was quite a talented lad,when he progressed through the 250s and on to the big boys he was extremely talented.....at smashing up all the bikes he rode,then fell off!
The one class that he has really clicked with was the dreadful 800s,obviously he is still quick on his new honda but as his riding style has improved his personality and humility has regressed.
He clearly has had enough of the moto gp paddock and the real fans of the series have had enough of him!!
Dont get me wrong,if you just want to see a guy rag the wheels off a bike for a lap he takes some beating but he has done nothing good for the sport which has put him in the enviable position of a mid twenties retirement!!!
Stay at home casey,watch phillip island on tv and look after your new family

WylieCoyote

September 19, 2012 11:54 PM

bjr..have you ever attended a V8 Supercar race? It is a family sport, not one for petrol heads. Attend any of the big races and you would see that. I am a big fan of V8 Supercars and and an not a boof head. Either are my mates who go with me or the wives or the kids. Stoner had said himself that he has to earn his place on the grid. V8 Supercar teams have many drivers to choose from for each spot on the grid. I expect that Stoner would start in the feeder category first, The Dunlop Series, where you get to drive the slightly older cars. I doubt very much if he will try and tackle the main series first, a mistake that Bayliss made.

WylieCoyote

September 19, 2012 11:34 PM

Still people sprouting the garbage that Stoner said he would not go V8 racing. 2013 V8 Racing was not going to happen, he has NEVER said that he was not interested in racing it at some stage. Why does he have to stay in MotoGP? If he enjoys the thrill of racing then there are plenty of other series he can do that without the politics and travel. The V8 Supercars do go overseas, New Zealand, The Middle East and they will race at COTA in Texas before MotoGP does. But the series is mostly at home and Stoner can run his farm and participate full time in the series if he wished. Other successful drivers, such as Larry Perkins, have done exactly that. I doubt he would race in the domestic Superbikes. Way too dangerous!

bjr - Unregistered

September 19, 2012 11:15 PM

I only hope if he does switch to V8's that his manager taps him on the shoulder and tells him that it's his personality and fan base that will keep him in the car, NOT his on track results.

V8's are a show to provide entertainment to Australia's lowest common denominator (Ford,Holden muscle car Boofheads). If Casey ignores that to focus on results he'll lose his seat quicksmart if the results don't come straight away.

Get the fan base and revenue stream locked in first then worry about trying to win something...

raafrebel - Unregistered

September 19, 2012 10:22 PM

Im an Aussie, and im pretty disapointed that he is leaving, but hey, Its his choice.! I do whatever i want to do, so why cant he??
It would be really cool if he had a season or 2 in Aussie super bikes or FX down the track.
Mabey he will be in the vintage raceing, how cool would that be !!
It would really bring the crowds back to aussie racing and also inspire lots of young guys as well.
Its like he is reaching puberty, and saying i want to do it my way!!
Not so sure about V8s, Im an ex racer (domestic and not very good)and he would have way more fun sticking to what he knows.
The V8 guys are good, but nothing like 2 wheels

Realisdick - Unregistered

September 19, 2012 9:48 PM

Bonner@ '"Casey does not have to give any reason for leaving MotoGP, nor does he have to state his intended plans either." @Porcupine...exactly..why is he giving all these stupid reasons??'

Is not your answer self evident! He gives answers/reasons because we keep asking him for them.

I wonder given his attitude to motogp now if the whole idea for taking on the world in motogp was his, or maybe it was his dads and he's gone with the flow until now. I would think his father who manged him, drop him all over Europe and Aussie, coachd him and cajoled him to where is, might be thinking 'V8's you kidding me!'

Perhaps Casey's finally given the two fingers to pop.

Catch Up - Unregistered

September 19, 2012 8:45 PM

Rossi thread....."Runner-up Rossi: That was for Super Sic" gets 112 posts in 3 days and this Casey thread gets 100 posts in 9 hrs and people say Rossi is the popular one.....hahahahaha

I dont care if he doesnt win I just want to see him ride for the last time as there is no one who can ride a bike like him and the good thing is a lot of ex World Champions think exactly the same thing.

kelv - Unregistered

September 19, 2012 8:21 PM

LCTanner, who was the mos successful rider over the last 17 years? Ill answer that one, its an question to answer.....Rossi.

Now your question was just as 'loaded' if not more 'loaded' than mine. Although the difference between my question and yours is that both riders in question have raced together over the last 7 years. Over 7 years ago, only oe of the 2 riders in question were present, making any comparison futile and pointless.

Can you answer my question now please? Who is the most successful rider over the last 7 years? I would love to hear your answer. Please just state the name of the rider instead of sqirming around the question like Realist does.

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