MotoGP » Rossi: Stoner 'started to hate me' after Laguna 2008

“Stoner started to hate me just because he lost. After that, he always seemed to talk about the past, this race [Laguna], because he wasn't man enough to understand that at that time, he lost!” – Valentino Rossi.

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The Morgue

December 14, 2012 1:44 PM

This handbag fight will probably go on for a while, eventually it will peter out because no one really cares about past rivalries. The ones who remember Rainey -Schwantz know that in the end they make up and become buddies. After all they shared an impotamt episode in motorcycle history.
After the recent Sic memory supermoto race, Rossi has become a follower of Biaggi on Twitter!

2032 - a then 53 year old Valentino Rossi goes Barramundi fishing in OZ with Stoner and his 5 kids. A box of Fosters on ice at their side, yapping away about the old times.


December 14, 2012 11:46 AM

Laguna Seca 2011 was a great,thrilling and nailbiting race. Laguna Seca 2008 was equally enthralling until 2/3rds distance after which it was procession. Valentino is welcome to hail it as his greatest moment ever.
Anyway,it looks like Casey is still in his head.
Nice read anyway. Relieves some of the off season boredom. Roll on 2013 Sepang testing.

bungi - Unregistered

December 14, 2012 11:27 AM

and what would have been said if the boot was on the other foot? what if it were stoner that was trying to get under rossi's skin?
yes the overtake at the corkscrew was a bit harsh but thats racing.
the problem with stoner is he dropped it at the final corner and got angry with himself and tryed to blame rossi.
rossi won the mind game and stoner couldnt take it

slg - Unregistered

December 14, 2012 10:49 AM

- stoner can only win when he is alone
- rossi is a fighter all the way till last lap
- stoner won 2 wc
- rossi won 9 wc
- rossi is clearly the best rider ever
- stoner is just another champion, nothing more, nothing less

stoner beat rossi - Unregistered

December 14, 2012 10:39 AM

I used to be a big rossi fan, no more, people call stoner the moaner and nobody likes him but that's bull, tell me one rider or team that doesn't like him except rossi or barbera.
FACT he won more races than rossi did when they where in the same race FACT and the fans that booed him are a disgrace, rossi has pulled more dangerous moves on riders than anyone currently on a moto gp bike and just gets away with it, the move on sete, the move on stoner, the move on lorenzo for example and did he get booed NO

Laz - Unregistered

December 14, 2012 9:57 AM

That Laguna race was a fantastic gladitorial battle - we NEED more of this like there is in the support races.

Biaggi and Rossi had spat after spat, wrapped up in a healthy amount of bitterness. It made for great racing with epic battles. I don't recall many legendary races where at least one rider didn't stick his neck out.

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