MotoGP » Casey Stoner heads for last MotoGP race


"It's not going to be easy, but it would be nice to get another good result in my final race in MotoGP" - Casey Stoner.

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678 - Unregistered

November 07, 2012 6:40 PM

@dacron
I'm sorry for presenting FACTS. You guys continue with your "what ifs".

The 2007 numbers illustrate that beyond a reasonable doubt, the Ducati was CONSISTENTLY the fastest bike on the grid. 2012 numbers just show that, given the right situation, the Ducati is still fast, but no betting man would say that it's still the fastest.

Oh, and in 2007, not all those top speeds were even from Stoner.

dacron

November 07, 2012 6:53 PM
Last Edited 631 days ago

@678.
i'm not denying your facts mate at all.
i'm just stating another fact , and that is that stoner could consistently bleed every ounce of top speed out of the ducati with every version of it , he never always got the top speeds at every track , even in 07 but that comes down to many factors such as rider knowledge of track or amount of hard braking turns or whatever.
the yams and honda's have always been faster than the duke on smaller tighter trackd because top speed advantage won't be able to come into play.
the only reason 07 was any different to 08 . 9 . 10 , was 07 ducati had tyres that were simply perfect with that bike.
another fact is in 08 the tyres were shifted to vales yamaha along with development swaying the advantage to yamaha and leaving the overpowered duke with no shoes.

Maximusproxx - Unregistered

November 07, 2012 7:00 PM

Anyone saying he is scared don't know to much about Motogp Behind the scene tday, Stoner is leaving cuase MotoGp won't be MotoGp anymore as soon as after the 2013 season, since the Mfs dont want a Rev limit or a Spec ECU on their bikes and Dorna want it so the can get those crappy CRT up to speed with them, and if Dorna Pushes their will or dont accept the Changes the Mfs come up with it wont be MotoGp any more but then it will really be, suprise Moto1 with tuned mfs engines like the CRT now in a costum Mfs frame like CRT.... Stoner doesnt want to race in a cover up WSBK championship thats all, and when it comes to the greates thats Kenny Roberts Jr dont know why loved him on the KR machine from his daddy... also thats the way they should actually do it.

Southerner

November 07, 2012 7:02 PM

Maybe we should hammer it out this way.
Stoner/Rossi on factory kit,2007 onwards.Rossi,better bike 2008,2009,2010. Stoner,better bike 2007,2011,2012. Two titles apiece.
However,38 wins vs 21 during said period says it all.
Did I suggest Stoner had a better bike in 2007 ? Sure he did. Ask Capirossi. It don't change the oft quoted stats. 9x and blah goats head soup.

WylieCoyote

November 07, 2012 7:28 PM

Yep, Stoner quit when he was thrashing Pedrosa...again. So there wasn't much to be scared of. There was no mention of Rossi quitting a job left unfinished and crawling back to Yamaha so unless Stoner is psychic he never had the chance to be scared of that eventuality. But then he beat Rossi when he was last on the Yamaha so why would he be scared this time around? It is not like Rossi has taken Stoner's winning Ducati and gone fast on it. Perhaps he was afraid of Marquez who is yet to show any form on the bigger bike. Or maybe it was the thought of having to combat Smith on a Tec 3. After all, he is British and they have won dozens of MotoGP races and world championships lately. Whatever, he must be terrfied as there is no onther explanation for him retiring. Family, homesick, wants to pursue other interests. Hogwash!

stonecold - Unregistered

November 07, 2012 9:07 PM

What the hell,this must be comedy hour.
Stoner retiring because of Rossi an Marquez!
Some people you can sell them sh$t for cake an they would believe it.
As Coyote said,maybe he is scared to death of Bradley Smith.

bjr - Unregistered

November 07, 2012 10:13 PM

Stoner retiring reminds me of an aviation saying:

There're two sad days in a pilot's life. The day he walks out to the plane knowing it's the last time he'll ever fly, and the day he walks out to the plane not knowing it's the last time he'll fly.

It takes more guts to follow your convictions and leave on your own terms, than to beg at the apron strings of Dorna until you're cut loose.

Billace - Unregistered

November 07, 2012 10:50 PM

Even trying to call someone the GOAT without being able to understand the context of each individuals achievements is ridiculous.

As far as the Rossi / Stoner comparison, Stoner did more with less while Rossi did less with more during their respective times at Ducati.

While on the Ducati Stoner beat Rossi more than Rossi beat Stoner.

Stoner has a full life outside of racing ande is leaving during his prime and on his terms, Rossi will ride until there is no more charisma in the tank.

Blackdog barking - Unregistered

November 08, 2012 4:53 AM

Stoner love/hate or whatever one thing that nobody can take from him is a) himself (tell it as it was for him) and b) his amazing performances on the Ducati
c) his Ride in 2011 on the Honda

Rossi Love/hate or whatever the one thing nobody can take from him is his racing performances, Welcom in South Africa in 2003 on the Yamaha stands out in my mind as a truly gutsy ride

we will never know who the ultimate best is over generations there are different circumstances Yet I feel if Many Such as Duke Hailwood Ago Sheene Roberts spencer Lawson Rainy Doohan Rossi Jorge casey and Pedrosa and any other of the true champs were given the same bike to race at the same track it would be an incredible race And I have no idea as to who would win great racers all of them respect enjoy past present and future races there is no such thing as a goat..........Just great Racers

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