MotoGP » 'Fairytale' final home win for Casey Stoner

“It was very important for me to win a race before I retire and to do it at my home grand prix was just fairytale" - Casey Stoner.

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AntG - Unregistered

October 28, 2012 8:36 AM

I don't get the people who berate him for wanting to leave, he's a two time world champion(most riders never win one world championship never mind two), he's now 4th on the all time win list in the 500cc/MotoGP class and he's walking away as a competitive rider at the age of 27 rather than an old hasbeen plodding around the back of the grid who still thinks he has it to be a champion(and before you all jump on this comment it isn't about VR it's just a general observation).

He's doing a Lennox Lewis(still got all his marbles) rather than an Evander Holyfield(deluded and broke)

Well done to Casey on a career where only a small amount of competitors ever get to taste success.

pp - Unregistered

October 28, 2012 8:49 AM

Awesome stuff from Casey Stoner, but Hail the new World Champion Jorge Lorenzo.

It would be good to see Stoner go back to the NO: 27 for the last time, as that is the number which he started from. Also if he wins at Valencia, he will have 46 Wins. Whoa... First his little girl was born on the same day as rossi birthday, and could be about to retie with 46 wins...

Ron - Unregistered

October 28, 2012 8:57 AM

Well Casey has something very special, he will either have his last win at home or at his last race. Just retiring winning is pretty rare.

And at least Dani kept Jorge honest for the last half of the season. Congrats to Jorge.

And know the 3 of them, get one last race together, with no championship hanging over them.

derpa - Unregistered

October 28, 2012 9:03 AM

i know it was a home race for stoner and having australian commentry and so on but i got soooo sick of listening to them just talk about casey stoner for the entire bloody broadcast, i had to turn it off.

Jiri Simek

October 28, 2012 9:09 AM

GREAT SHAME that you are leaving, buddy! As JLo summed up the other day, you have been one of the references in the recent years. No doubt one of the very best. So I want to thank you for the years spent in MOTO GP and the thrill you have always produced. Best of luck to whatever you are up to in the future, Casey!


October 28, 2012 9:10 AM

Casey thrashed Lorenzo in his only 250 season by 87 points. He was the only Aprilia amongst 4 Hondas in the Top 5. He beat the next Aprilia by over 100 points and that was Porto, the 2005 250 runner up!. They saw his skill and promoted him immediately to MotoGP. If he stayed in 250 then Lorenzo would not have won as he couldn't compete against him in 2006. Some people are really sadly lacking in knowledge and make stupid comments to prove it.


October 28, 2012 9:21 AM

To all the JLO fans Congrats.he had a great year.
And to Casey you done us Aussies proud again,although you are not my all time hero "Hailwood is" you are right there beside him as a rider,and I will say this put stoner on a Honda with the tires that suit it and he with no injuries there is not a rider on the grid that would get even close,and I am not knocking any other rider because I respect them all.
I was also amazed on the TV coverage when it was announced that stoner turned down 16 Mil from Honda the most they ever offered anyone including F1 drivers,when I heard that I have even more respect for his decision to retire and spend time with his family.


October 28, 2012 9:22 AM

Utter BS. I've always said Stoner is a great racer. But the fact is that to be the best you need the championships. Rossi has 9, Lorenzo has 4, and Stoner has 2. Say what you want, because in 100 years from now the history books will talk about what Rossi achieved and why h brought to the sport. Stoner will be mentioned, but when people read the amount of championships won, they will ALL agree that Rossi was "The Legend" :)

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