MotoGP » Casey Stoner: Six of the best

Neil Morrison picks six of Casey Stoner's best MotoGP races - which of Stoner's performances do you rate the highest?

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TheMoaner - Unregistered

November 21, 2012 6:56 PM

JK, cool story bro but I can tear it apart with my eyes closed. Something with double standards.

Comparing riders from different generations, while in the same time frame (and, obviously, having an age and physical condition difference) is worthless: Athletes reach their peak and decline from there. You know it, I know it. Of course this pivot point differs from person to person.

Now for a proper comparison from date of birth Till aprox. 26 years, since Lorenzo is not even 26 yet. He has a slight disavantage, tho I'm confident the numbers will tell the story.

Lorenzo until now, with 25 and a half years: 4 world championships of which 2 in the MotoGP and a total of 44 victories of which 23 in the MotoGP.

Stoner in exactly 26 years: 2 world championships of which 2 in the MotoGP and 40 victories of which 33 in the MotoGP.

Rossi in (less than) 26 years: 7 world championships of which 5 in the MotoGP and 79 victories of which 53 in the MotoGP.

As for the Stoner vs the rest argu

Harryx - Unregistered

November 21, 2012 6:59 PM

“Of all my victories this is perhaps the most special,” said Stoner at the time.

Obviously "Rossi" is the anti-stoner of all time. It is impressive to where extend he avoids mentioning "Rossi" at all. most I think that Stoner is a great and talented racer. I hope he will have matured whenever he comes back and he will be appreciated in an area where there is emptiness right now.

In the mean time...happy fishing and have fun with the under spec'd- V8's

58 - Unregistered

November 21, 2012 9:30 PM

Reading this article i cant help but notice how rossi gives respect to stoner with his comments after stoner had beatin him on a few occasions, shows true sportsman ship from rossi. All stoner ever has to say about rossi is negative comments about some bulshit, really shows rossi's dept of charachter and respect for other talented riders . Shame on u 27

JK - Unregistered

November 21, 2012 9:47 PM

Lol @ Moaner hahahaha! I rest my case. You have just proven my point exactly.

As i expected, theres always someone trying to defend Rossi by using stats that mean nothing when comparing two riders head to head. And as i said, its nonsense to even attempt to do so, and again another one fails miserably hahahaha!

The riders who line up on the start line are racing against each other, so what does previous race wins, previous titles, podiums, poles against totally different riders from eleventy seven years ago etc have to do with comparing those two riders and the here and now?!? Head to head is the most logical way. But of course, they dont want to look at it logically because their man fails to come out on top. Typical hahaha!

This is what the rest of us logical intelligent folk have to contend with. Rossi must love having these guys as 'fans', failing miserably to defend him. Oh dear.

Next up....Vilas. :-)

werrar - Unregistered

November 21, 2012 10:20 PM

8th, 1st, 2nd, 4th, 4th, 1st, 3rd ... not quite a "legend", but a very respectable MotoGP career. He could definitely add more championships if he wanted to, but alas, he's picking family over racing - no shame there.

What I find a bit amusing: when comparing the two since Stoner joined the GP class (2006), Stoner's average championship placement is 3.29 (ie: 3rd). Rossi's??? Also 3.29. :)

A pair of motorcycle studs right there! (NH)

Stoner does hold an avg pts advantage: 259 to 243

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