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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WylieCoyote

September 19, 2012 5:52 PM

For a start Stoner never said he was not going V8 racing. He stated there is no way he will race the series in 2013. So lets stick to the facts. He loves the competition of racing and V8 Supercars are as competitive as you can get. Wayne Gardner and Greg Hansford made the transition so there this no reason why Stoner couldn't. As for politics, there is a miniscule amount in V8s compared to MotoGP. You get a drive according to your skill level, not your bank balance or nationality. Rule changes are announced many months, if not years, ahead of implementation. More people attended last weekends race than have attended the MotoGP at PI for the last six years!

Fox44

September 19, 2012 5:55 PM

@motoGp What a sad little individual you are. Whether you like it or not Motogp was a better spectacle with Stoner on the grid. If you didn't like what he had to say then why the hell did you watch / read his press conferences? Before anybody asks I am not a Stoner fan, but then again I ,m not a Rossi fan either I watch because I enjoy the racing and have done for many years all the way back to going to the Old Transatlantic races at my local, Oulton Park.

I do hope that Lc Tanner is not English, he's giving us a bad name spouting bo****ks.

Southerner

September 19, 2012 6:46 PM

Nevermind Tanner and Co. Next time that bunch ride a moped it will prolly be their first time to eat gravel.
Back to topic. I hope Stoner makes it to Motegi reasonably fit. The last 4 rounds need him back all the way to the end of the 2012 championship,if only to inflame GP media in general
He will retire from MotoGP post Valencia and thats it.
Bow hunting,fishing,V8's I don't care. Good luck and all the best #27. I do believe he will make the Motegi grid for HRC. His integrity has never been in question. If there's a way,he will find the will.

JC Racing - Unregistered

September 19, 2012 6:50 PM

MotoGP is an 18, perhaps 19 race series happening mostly on the other side of the planet from Stoner's home, V8 Supercars is a 15 race series that takes place no more than a two-hour flight from his home and yet people say he would have as much time for his family in either one. Brilliant.

Realist

September 19, 2012 7:05 PM

I understand that the V8 Supercar series is more local (and it makes sense if it scratches his itch), but I did chuckle when Stoner "revealed" that he would venture that route after vehemently denying it a few months ago. Like I have always said, I rarely believe any of the denials made to the media. They are almost always revealed to be true and/or with some degree of merit.

Chilli Dog - Unregistered

September 19, 2012 7:16 PM

@The truth hurts

And on the flipside you have Stoner fans up in arms at the slightest negative comment, yet are more than happy to give both barrels to Rossi at every opportunity.

It's these idiots (from both sides) that turn these boards into the tit for tat slanging matches that they are. The funny thing is, most of these plebs are no doubt sat reading this and thinking that they are in the 5% of balanced and reasonable contributors.

Realist

September 19, 2012 7:20 PM

@ shamarone

Agreed! The "spanish/italian rider" complaints are exhausting. There is a reason for that (..which has already been explained ad nauseum), and it isn't because of some perceived exclusion directed at American riders. Most just can't cut the fiddle!

porcupine - Unregistered

September 19, 2012 7:29 PM

Casey does not have to give any reason for leaving MotoGP, nor does he have to state his intended plans either. He's a free man worth millions with a young family. It's good that he knows what's important. Give him the respect that he's earned.

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