MotoGP » Casey Stoner: I’ll be at Valencia


“I can't ask for a better way to end my career in Australia, but at the same time I'm not finishing here” – Casey Stoner.

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CRT - Unregistered

October 31, 2012 7:42 PM

If in people's mind that makes Stoner a coward for retiring far too early, they clearly have never had thier lifes work criticized and ruined.

The only thing this kid did wrong was beat Rossi. Period.

Dr GP - Unregistered

October 31, 2012 8:01 PM

@CRT.
Lorenzo received a massive amount of slating I seem to recall and was prime candidate for the ante-Rossi position. Difference is he has won people over with how he has conducted himself over the past few years (e.g. over the death of Simoncelli).

Plenty of people have their work criticised every day. If you believe in what you are doing you listen, adapt and respond, not leave.

WylieCoyote

October 31, 2012 8:07 PM

Codger, watch the movie Fastest. There you can see Rossi admitting the pass was a mistake and that he was out of control. The fact is both wheels crossed the white line. That is illegal and an unfair advantage. Gabbarini and Preziosi wanted to protest the pass but Stoner told them not to bother. He also admitted to them that the crash later in the race was purely his fault. None of this got mentioned because of the media beat up about Stoner questioning, rightly, the safety of some of the passing. That was the beginning of this "moaner" myth. How dare anybody question the riding style of Rossi!!!

True Fan - Unregistered

October 31, 2012 10:00 PM

@WylieCoyote I question it...
Anyway, Rossi recently said that when he was riding for Yamaha they couldn't understand how Stoner could do what he did on the Ducati. Other riders were destroyed by it. Not just their careers, but "their minds". Now, after nearly two years riding it himself, he still can't understand how Stoner did it. So without a doubt, Rossi knows how good Stoner is and was. He has found it to be a humbling experience. Lorenzo and Pedrosa certainly know it.

There are some (mostly Rossi) fans that are unable to grasp it, because he didn't bother to stick around to get more world championships than Rossi. They'll never get it, and it's their loss.

They also tell you that Ago was a better rider than Hailwood...it's all in the statistics. No, it isn't. No disrespect to Ago intended.

Winning on a Desmosidici - 80% talent 20% balls.

Moaning again - Unregistered

October 31, 2012 10:14 PM

Moaner FACT, not myth. Rossi passed Stoner clean every time in the LS 2008 race. Sure he ran wide after one of the clean passes but that overtake didn't win him the race, he was repassed down the straight on the same lap. Cry about the corkscrew pass all ya want but it didn't win the the race for Rossi. Rossi beat Stoner by humiliating him to the point of frustration ending in the final corner dumping. Rossi around the outside (again clean)at turn three pretty much shows who's boss. Rossi took control of that race like the boss and Stoner MOANED about it. FACT!

All moaned out - Unregistered

October 31, 2012 10:20 PM

Stoners career ended when he lost Laguna Seca 08. He had his chance to beat the best (Rossi) in a true head to head battle on the faster bike no less and failed miserably.

Refusing to shake Rossi's hand only served to put the final nail in his coffin in regards to public opinion. He would've never gained the fanbase of a Rossi after showing such poor sportsmanship, NEVER. He knows this that's why he's retiring at 27 yrs old.

Luke Heights - Unregistered

October 31, 2012 10:27 PM

@All Moaned out
You comment shows how really dumb you anti Stoner, Rossi loving fanboyz are.

Sorry, that is a really, really stupid statement to make.

Rossi winning (by cheating) in LS-08 that ended Stoners career, one went off to dominate and win more races than the other while the other became the highest paid mid pack rider ever.

Yes, you comment is FOS and so are you

Codger

October 31, 2012 10:31 PM
Last Edited 630 days ago

@ Wylie...Thanks for that. The trouble is you've confused me (it's not difficult to)
There was no pass, he was ahead going in and held his position. No doubt that Rossi outbraked himself, I queried the fact that he admitted that he broke the rules.
As to crossing the white line, what line are we talking about? Further... don't the riders cross white lines on some straights, where the pits exit, to gain an advantage?
I keep hearing about the film 'faster', I'll try and find it.

True Fan - Unregistered

October 31, 2012 10:39 PM

It looks like someone needs their nappy changed. Venting like a baby doesn't change the reality.

Pop quiz...In the last two years, one rider, in some small minds the GOAT, won how many races on a bike that he took over from the guy whose career "ended at LS08"... Meanwhile, the guy whose career as "ended" did what?

ROTFLMAO... I call troll.

Rossi the GOAT - 80% myth 20% total BS

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