MotoGP » 'Legend' Stoner ends MotoGP career on the podium


“My team are like my second family, we've been through a lot of ups and downs together and it's going to be difficult not to see them every week” – Casey Stoner.

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dacron

November 12, 2012 11:58 AM

for those arguing about which ducati is best , forget it.
they have all been bad handling bikes.
no matter how many changes its had nothing changed , it still understeers then oversteers when set differently , it forever gives riders no feel at the front.
and it still packs the fastest engine out there.
it matters little if people love or hate stoner , because the greats , the press , the establishment and of course the riders all know in there hearts and speak openly of the greatness of casey stoner , they have all been working with him for a decade and all trying to achieve the same thing , the stats will always show what he did on the ducati , but they will never show what his peers seen him do to avhieve what he did on the ducati.
his riding talent is unique and for that the establishment has immediately on the day of his retiement named him a legend , this is through there eyes , not the fans.

AvTech37 - Unregistered

November 12, 2012 1:01 PM

At least there will be none of thes *****ic 'tit-for-tat' Stoner nonsense next year. He may be remembered by some but his presence will quickly be forgotten, or more correctly not referred to,by the vast majority. He was a very, very quick rider and was absolutely awesome to watch.........but he could have been so much more, indeed possibly even a legend. As it is, he will be remembered purely as a very fast rider who COULD have done more.
Goodbye Casey, I hope the fish have earplugs.

petrolbonce

November 12, 2012 1:20 PM

@DesyBoy do try to engage your brain before you start typing. What do you notice about every name on the list of legends? Go on, think about it. Got it yet?

Well done! None of them are racing any more. They all either retired or died. To get on the legends list you can't be a current competitor.

Rossi will join the list when he's stopped riding.

Grow up - Unregistered

November 12, 2012 1:34 PM

@Johnson's No More Tears-"One minute behind his superior team mate."

He was the top finishing rider who pitted during the race, they lose 25-30s in the pits changing bikes plus add on the extra seconds per lap he was losing being on the wrong tyres before pitting.

But then we won't worry any more, now Stoner has retired we won't have to hear that kind of childish garbage any more.

Johnson's No More Tears - Unregistered

November 12, 2012 1:47 PM

@ Grow Up

Dani knew from the sighting lap that the wet tyres were the wrong choice, whereas Casey felt they were the right choice. I guess Dani simply made a superior judgement call.

At least Casey was gifted a podium for his final race.

Jiri Simek

November 12, 2012 2:06 PM

Good luck! U have a bautiful wife, nice kid. Your life doesnt end here with this decision. I will always remember Laguna Seca 2008 which for me was the best race ever to watch. I would so much like to see you racing against Vale on the Yam. Shame that wont ever happen.

Bobby - Unregistered

November 12, 2012 2:32 PM

I just watch the end of season champ video on motogp and cannot get over the length of cheers Stoner got when he was on stage, longer than none else but I guess those on here know more than those in the paddock.

Guess he broke the Rossi dominance first so others will follow and the fanboys still hate him for it
Time to get over it boys, it's one and dusted

Southerner

November 12, 2012 3:21 PM

Stoner and his family deserve all the praise they have earned over the years. Legend indeed he is. I hope the FIM retire the #27 plate. I'm sure they will.
Also,kudo's to his die hard fans over the years who notably never laid blame at Preziosi' nor Ducati's door when things were not always win win win. We sucked it up stoically,much like Casey did,2008 through 2010.

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