MotoGP » Casey Stoner still struggling with ankle injury


"I still can't get the flexibility required in the right corners" - Casey Stoner.

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bolerobob - Unregistered

November 10, 2012 11:23 AM

Lol no mate... not in a class anywhere near any of them. I was responding to the 'conspiracy' theory.

"And lets all take a minute to remember WHY Stoner's carrying an ankle injury and the series is a farce yet again....

Its because - if you believe actions speak louder than words - Dorna's actions in persuing money and insisting races take place on American tracks most sane riders rate unsuitable sent them out into a track Stoner amongst others had roundly condemned long before even qualifying began. And it was carnage. Just as they had been warning.

In a way I'm quite glad it spoiled the show and Moto GP was shown for the more or less charade its been for a while.

But that it prevented Stoner from going out showing the world just how good he really is is tragic."

True Fan - Unregistered

November 10, 2012 12:23 PM

@bolerobob

So, looking at your logic here. If you're on your road bike for a Sunday ride, and toss it down the road, you're responsible, because you made all the decisions. Even if you keep it upright or fall but not get hurt, it's your error. I agree. You have to ride to the conditions.
Stoner is on a race track, contracted to ride a motorcycle at or near its limit, to make sure it's set up for racing, and to get meaningful telemetry data. That is what free practice is for. Several other riders crashed in the same part of the circuit, and a number of other - but for pure luck - managed to stay on. He came off and landed awkwardly.
If he rode like Rossi did at that track, you'd say he was a coward. He rode hard anyway, and you criticise him for crashing, and then for being injured. Your argument is fatally flawed.

Wotevs - Unregistered

November 10, 2012 1:12 PM

If I recall rightly 'that race' was still run & won so other more able riders on the day could manage it but not Stoner.....
Stoner quitting reminds me of a spoilt kid, doesn't like the game no more so spits the dummy & takes his bat & ball & runs back home.
Liked the way he played up to the spectators at the last race at PI, in the years before that he couldn't give a toss about them, now that he might come back to Oz to live he thinks might be time to be nice guy, lol.

True Fan - Unregistered

November 10, 2012 1:44 PM

@Wotevs

Stoner retired whilst he was world champion. That isn't quitting.
Quitting is when you take a god-awful amount of money to win motorcycle racers after criticising the previous race and championship winning rider, making bold claims about how you can fix the motorcycle, and completely failing, then running back home to your previous race team on whatever terms they'll have you back on.
No matter what you say, he's better than you'll ever be.

Woteva - Unregistered

November 10, 2012 2:05 PM

True Fan you make some stupid assumptions mate, you seem to think I'm a Rossi fan, lol. I leave that man love to people like you.
When you have inside first hand knowledge, drop me a line. Until then you keep drooling over you 27 poster.
He quit like a spoilt kid, he knows he hasn't the ability to string consecutive World Championships together like many many before him.

Slartibartfast. - Unregistered

November 10, 2012 2:16 PM

And what inside first hand knowledge do YOU have Woteva?
Stoner hasnt got the ability!
You are joking surely.He is universally acknowledged as the most talented rider in the sport.By the other guys in the paddock!

Woteva - Unregistered

November 10, 2012 2:32 PM

Slartibartfast my knowledge wouldn't be of interest to you as I note your tunnel vision so it would fall on deaf ears.
As for ability, has Stoner had consecutive championships, has he won championships in the two other classes. Mate I should teach Braille since I have to point you in the direction.
A good rider, yes.... A legend...... Far from it.
A legend is someone who performs and wins CONSISTANTLY during their time in their chosen sport. All others are made to think they are by dillussional fans that grasp onto the meagre offerings, much like you are doing.

Woteva - Unregistered

November 10, 2012 3:28 PM

Races don't equal championships bud, thought that was the whole idea of MotoGp.

Sort of like footy games won during the season doesn't necessarily mean a Premiership and at the end of the day that is the ultimate goal.

Slartibartfast. - Unregistered

November 10, 2012 3:37 PM

Stoner HAS won championships bud!
And whilst we are here.Did i say Stoner was a legend?
No.But he did win more than half his races on a machine that noone,and i mean,NOONE,else can even dream of mastering.Not even the man known as the GOAT.

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