MotoGP » Casey Stoner flattens Phillip Island practice


Casey Stoner fastest during Friday practice (2) for the Australian MotoGP at Phillip Island.

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uijui - Unregistered

October 26, 2012 8:05 AM

I remember me saying week ago that Stoner is the one and only ALIEN, and will A-R-S-E-K-I-C-K Lorenzo and Pedrosa at Philip Island. I remember also getting lot's of thumb down with that post.

herewego - Unregistered

October 26, 2012 8:08 AM

If Casey Stoner is so dominant and so fast, can someone please explain why he hasn't been world champion every year since 2007??? How come he blasts round a track in practice and qualifying, but fails to win enough races to give him the world title!! Doesn't add up to me all this. Also seems to me that the ankle can't be quite as bad as he is still making out as he would not be able to handle that bike the way he is. Whatever, Casey is a silly, silly boy deciding to retire, but what's the bet he comes back in a year or so with a completely different attitude - for a few weeks!!!!

herewego - Unregistered

October 26, 2012 8:10 AM

As for team orders, no chance!! Danny would not ever want to win just because Casey had let him!! Casey would rub it in for ever more and Danny would never be able to live with it!!!

gusferlus

October 26, 2012 8:11 AM

@ pi man........Don't come on here hoping a rider bins it m8, it's just bad sportsmanship not to mention EVERY time someone does, they risk their lives!

@ ja.....C'mon m8 i am a HUGE Rossi fan, have been since the mid 90's but even i must admit that the Rossi/Ducati relationship has been 50/50!
Ducati at the moment are admittedly 'seasons' behind Honda and Yamaha but also Rossi's only 100% performance i have seen in almost 36 races has been at his home ground or "backyard" as some put it.
Yes i believe Rossi will be much better next season but he will have his work cut out.
I admire the guy for his continued passion for the sport and a lot of people (usually the Rossi fans & stoner bashers)slate Casey for retiring at such a young stage of his career, but hey it is HIS choice and the sport will most definately be less entertaining to watch when he's gone.
Good luck to ALL the riders throughout the weekend and peace everyone.



Jp - Unregistered

October 26, 2012 8:13 AM

Rocknrolla and here we go... Casey stated in the interview that his ankle has worsened and he is struggling with walking, HOWEVER it doesn't seem to be affecting his riding and given the small amount of right hand turns and high speed of PI this should work in his favour if the ankle begins to fatigue..... Headline taken from this by reporters though was Casey's ankle worsening - hence reading the article was required.

dinokpir - Unregistered

October 26, 2012 8:15 AM

herewego

that's a long story mate, and a very complicated too
to make story short just check what happen to rossi since last year he join ducati

casey ............ 1 word
great !!!

dacron

October 26, 2012 8:22 AM
Last Edited 787 days ago

@herewego.
of course it don't add up , your leaving out too many variables .
no.1 variable your forgetting to add to the equation is the ducati.
vale and his fans did a number on his mind in 08 with bully tactics and a wall of booing at every track , he was just a kid.
09 and 10 he had to ride and gather data for development of a whole new concept of bike with the carbon fiber , there was no data to run off and he had to start all over again , this resulted in many crashes from taking this bike over the limit every track to actually find its limits.
all the while yamaha and honda were getting better and better.

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