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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Zaiken - Unregistered

November 12, 2012 12:34 AM

@Johnson's No More Tears, pedbot won a race, but who gave honda a championship last year, stoner, and let me say than the foreigners for repsol honda in the modern era gave to repsol honda championships, (Hayden & Stoner), Pedbot only gave points, stoner and hayden gave world championships

Mal X

November 12, 2012 1:05 AM

Farewell to a true sportsman of integrity.

Casey was not in this sport for the Fame or Fortune, he was in it to prove to himself to be the best at what he does. Now that he has achieved this goal, he is looking for new challenge.

I am glad to see him leave at the top of his game and that he never became a puppet of the media like many of the big name in the sport. He will be sorely missed by the MotoGP community, and those who say otherwise have not been able to witness the true skill of this rider due to their closed mind and they are the ones who have lost the most.

guts? - Unregistered

November 12, 2012 1:27 AM


Sure, takes guts to walk away at the top. So two things, one being : he's not exactly at the top, he's third from the top. But well yes, for argument's sake let's say he was among the contenders, so he's walking away at the top. Ok fair play, power to him.

Second being: takes even more guts to stay on while at the top, and take on the upcoming hungry younger generation and face challenges one after the other. Stay long enough and the hero becomes the villainn, and you need real guts to take on that possibility.

Dave - Unregistered

November 12, 2012 1:29 AM

"And it will be a long time before we see another rider of his caliber. Casey retiring means the benchmark has been lowered,Because lorenzo and pedro only have themselves to beat, nobody else is even close."

...a guy by the name of mark marquez is already putting that myth to bed as we post....

another silly comment from the moaner brigade.

agree - Unregistered

November 12, 2012 1:31 AM


That's true. Rossi could very well have retired at the end of 2009 - imagine how he would have gone out then, the glory he would covered himself with. The undisputed GOAT, having beat multiple generations. That fame would have been unbeatable. So it's just mostly perception.

Or, imagine Casey staying on for another couple of years, and Rossi/Lorenzo/Yamaha/Dani combination beating him silly. How would it have looked then? So it's all about perception and timing - all horseshit.

Jon - Unregistered

November 12, 2012 1:34 AM

A big loss to the grid no doubt. He may not have the personality that everybody likes but on the track he was a phenomenal racer. He had a unique style and nobody can doubt his talent. And the only racer to consistently win on the Ducati. Kudos.
I wish him all the best for the future.

Dave - Unregistered

November 12, 2012 1:35 AM

"@Casey who:

You know Casey who won 23 races and a championship for Ducati, you know Casey who owned Rossi, and won on his first year at Honda with 11 wins...now you remember."

@ there there...youve got the wrong bloke, casey owned rossi 3 out of 7 years while rossi owned casey 4 out of 7 years.

Also, casey won 10 races in 2011 (as in 2007). You took rossis stats again, 11 races in a season (multiple times) you muppet.

Stoner the greatest - Unregistered

November 12, 2012 1:42 AM

Such a shame to see him go. The greastest rider by a mile since he came to MotoGP. All the riders in MotoGP attest to that.
Watching him utterly destroy, dominate, and own Rossi has been fantastic too. Really enjoyable in fact. Total legend is Stoner.

Stoner owns Rossi big time - Unregistered

November 12, 2012 1:45 AM

@Dave. You may want to check your facts there.
Since Stoner and Rossi have gone head to head Stoner has completely smashed Rossi. Hard.
On a bike that Rossi is 2 laps off the pace on and now getting lapped. Stoner has dominated Rossi to the max. You know it and all of MotoGP knows it.

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