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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November 06, 2012 12:12 PM

@fraud27, looking around the web I found this little snippet"Since the bike was given a carbon fibre chassis at the beginning of 2009, only Stoner appears to have been able to ride it - from 94 starts by the factory bike (Hayden 49, Rossi 14, Stoner 31 - all world champions at the highest level), Hayden has scored just three podiums (all third place), Valentino Rossi has just one third place to his credit, while Stoner scored 17 podiums including seven wins.".!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!.
What does this tell me???, you as well if you have any type of COMPHREHENSION

cmb - Unregistered

November 06, 2012 12:12 PM

just think if casey decided to stay he would have to ride a crt bike this next season since there are no prototypes available to him that is how sad motogp is.


November 06, 2012 12:14 PM

And This!!!!!!!
"Every one of the riders has criticized the bike for its lack of feedback from the front end. To highlight this lack of competitiveness by the Ducati, Stoner has swapped back onto a conventional bike in 2011 and been even better - eight wins, one second and four third places so far this year. Oh, plus one DNF where Valentino Rossi on the Ducati uncharacteristically lost control and t-boned him, putting him out of the race. On the Ducati, Stoner got on the podium just over 50% of the time - on the conventional Honda, it would be 100%, if not for the Ducati's lack of feel under brakes which caused the crash."


November 06, 2012 12:18 PM

And Again
"The biggest problem is that by placing the rider everyone perceived as the best in the world on the bike, Ducati has clearly highlighted that only Stoner appears capable of dealing with the Desmosedici's unpredictable nature - all those times Stoner crashed for no apparent reason now take on a whole new perspective, and Stoner is arguably the best rider in the world at the moment in light of the new season results."

"The most successful rider on the Desmosedici other than Stoner was Loris Capirossi who podiumed (meaning he was one of the first three finishers) 23 times including seven wins from 82 starts.

Other top riders employed by Ducati to ride the Desmosedici have had woeful results. Sete Gibernau was a contender for the MotoGP title in 2003 and 2004 but once on the Desmosedici, didn't get the bike on the podium once, and it almost wrecked the career of Italian Marco Melandri who didn't get near the podium during a season of trying. Melandri won five times at MotoGP l

Nate - Unregistered

November 06, 2012 12:22 PM

There truly are some ****s commenting on here who clearly know nothing about gp. Stoner is going to be a great loss and his riding will be missed

The Bad Guy - Unregistered

November 06, 2012 12:31 PM

I have a feeling he will return in 2014 or 2015 once the rules are finalized and a more competive grid is in place..and i wouldnt be surprised to see him Back on a Ducati!


November 06, 2012 1:39 PM
Last Edited 1273 days ago

He came. He concurred. He really pissed off a lot of Rossi fans by having the audacity to beat the Yamaha superstar on a Ducati that was so fast, it was like the MV Agusta racing against the Norton's all over again.... LOL

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