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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September 21, 2012 5:26 PM

I love the continuing rubbish about Stoner winning in 2007 because of this mythical top speed advantage of the Ducati. Obtaining the best top speed is just as much riding skill as bike power. In 2006 Casey was on a Satellite Honda. 2nd ever grand prix and he has the 3rd best average top speed and puts it on pole. Next race he has the 6th fastest top speed but finishes 2nd. Next race he has the 2nd best average top speed, faster than the works Hondas. Next race he only has the 6th fastest top speed but finished 4th after starting 11th. At Mugello he has the 2nd fastest top speed, outperforming the works bikes again. Fastest at Catlunya and Brno. It takes skill, not just power!

Jenky - Unregistered

September 21, 2012 2:02 PM


Correct, riders do need 'rocketships' or fast bikes to win a championship. Everytime a rider wins a championship its on arguably the best bike of course.

The difference is that Stoner does not need the best bike inorder to get the bike to the front and win. Although some other, lesser riders do.

Stoner has been a moto gp title contendor ever since he threw his leg over factory equipmenet. Some need great bikes inorder to continue to be anywhere near the front, let alone be in the title hunt.


September 21, 2012 11:26 AM

Rossi may be a better rider than Hayden, but if that is even the case, it is very very marginal. That has been made clear by the last 2 seasons.

So to even think about comparing him to Stoner is very laughable.
Posted by Luigi42

Ouch. Well done mate. You have just shown your complete lack of motoGP knowledge. Better change your name again.

motoGP...transparent for some...OMG...muddy waters for the rest of us.


September 21, 2012 11:23 AM

As @Ausrossi has clearly stated there is more contact between cars. Maybe Stoner sees more oppertunities to whinge.

Hes going to need a rocket ship though.

Just like 2007

Aaannnnddd 2011.

There are class drivers who could not secure overseas rides because of sponsorship problems in the V8 championship. Stoner may be in for a little surprise. Still he is a fast some things.

Luigi42 - Unregistered

September 21, 2012 10:22 AM

Rossi may be a better rider than Hayden, but if that is even the case, it is very very marginal. That has been made clear by the last 2 seasons.

So to even think about comparing him to Stoner is very laughable.

Realist - Unregistered

September 21, 2012 10:21 AM

@ daniel kuchnia

I suppose that Rossi crashing out at Laguna and his tires losing chunks of tread earlier this season have been disregarded and not taken into consideration by you ( if only Hayden has bad luck). Rossi earned two 2nd place finishes AND has finished ahead of Hayden a little more than 50% of the time this season (and he out-scored him in 2011 too). He is the better rider!

herewego - Unregistered

September 21, 2012 8:15 AM

If Casey Stoner changes his mind and returns to MotoGP then it will show just how hypocritical he really is!! He seems to like to make fairly dramatic announcemounts now and again as if it puts him firmly at the top of the attention ladder! When he drops down the rungs, he has to think of something else to put him back at the top!! To me, Casey has always had a really childish way and seems to like things his way or no way. If you leave, you leave, end of story!!!

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