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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October 28, 2012 9:31 AM

Wylie, why that is true Casey was on a full RSW, one of the chosen few. Whilst Lorenzo and Barbera did start the season on second tier Fortuna Amatrain Honda's, I think they started on RS A Kitted bikes. The top spec bikes went to Pedrosa, Dovizioso, Takahashi and Aoyama in the Scott and Telephonica teams. I think Lorenzo missed at least one race as well. Thats why the team dumped Honda's for Aprillia next season.
Not taking anything away from Stoner though, that seasons final standings do not do justice really as Pedrosa won it by a mile, and the official Aprilia riders were so inconsistant (apart from Stoner)as the same riders are now.

snaggle tooth - Unregistered

October 28, 2012 9:31 AM

Posted by ron

Umm, Rossi is around for another 2 plus years, back on a bike next year which he should be competitive with,

YOur boy is quitting, you will never see him race again,
we still get to see Rossi race, weather it be he is winning or losing, he's still there to race because its what he loves to do,

so eat your own heart out ron

Worsethanoob - Unregistered

October 28, 2012 9:33 AM

I don't like casey and I don't think he has done anything to help the sport that I have followed for 28 years!
That said he rode like a master at his home circuit and seems to be the only rider who has ever got his head round the electronically assisted Moto gp class.
Anyone who has kids and saw the images of casey with his family will knowewhy he is retiring,he must have a heap of cash and he can still walk without sticks,why wouldn't he retire,he could take a paper round if he gets bored.

True Fan - Unregistered

October 28, 2012 9:45 AM

@Worsethananoob - "...seems to be the only rider who has ever got his head round the electronically assisted Moto gp class..."

Almost a balanced post for you, however you have a small but important point misrepresented - Stoner uses less traction control than anyone else on the grid. He uses manual throttle control, a skill learned from dirt track racing.

The traction control junkie is Valentino "This upgrade on my M1 is so good, it's almost like cheating". The Ducati electronics aren't as good as the Yamaha. Probably another cause of the mis-match of Rossi with Ducati.

Slide Rules! - Unregistered

October 28, 2012 9:52 AM

Why would you like him noob, when he's exposed the series for what it is. We can only hope it changes enough that he comes back in a year or two in a format that allows talent to shine instead of whose uncle runs the circus eh?

Seagull - Unregistered

October 28, 2012 10:24 AM

Stoner wins, he gets slammed
Stoner loses, he gets slammed
Stoner's injured, he gets slammed
Stoner retires, he gets slammed
Stoner stays, he gets slammed
I enjoy motoracing so much, but man, it really is way over my head.
All i know is, Stoner is such a great talent, and his retirement's such a big loss to motogp.

TISM - Unregistered

October 28, 2012 10:55 AM

Casey was always going to win, I mean he is No 27 and the race is 27 laps long.

And the fact that no one is as fast as him also helps.

Like most, I'm going to miss this guy, nothing more to say except THANKS!!!!

Yellow Army - Unregistered

October 28, 2012 11:00 AM

CS got a holden for go down to PI... it's YELLOW
His baby cloth .. it's YELLOW ..
:) well.. his baby's already become a VR fans
Many years come, his baby maybe become a rider or adriver... with big 46 yellow as her number...
well done... casey

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