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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December 12, 2012 12:46 AM

The topic here isnt about who won. Sure Stoner choked n Rossi won. Stoner couldve accepted that. But the kind of things Rossi gotaway with? That stays in the mind. This was 2nd time he got away with a move like that, first was with Gibernau where he absolutely knew he wont make the apex with his line.


December 12, 2012 12:47 AM
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If we talk about whining, see how Rossi was able to change to bridgestones mid season. Any idea how much whining in the backroom that would take? Have u noticed how much more injuries from spectacular falls there were, including a fatality? Were michelins really that bad? And look at 2 years of Ducati time, everything from bikes to staff were changed. Any idea how much whining happened in the backroom? Look at Ezpeleta's reaction to the issue, giving Duc ultimatum n all. Stoner wouldnt be the only one to hate Rossi.

yoshi brad - Unregistered

December 12, 2012 1:08 AM

Rossi tried several times to wreck Ducati by taking out Stoner during the race But he had to wait until Ducati paid him millions of dollars before he truly wrecked them !!!

Media - Unregistered

December 12, 2012 1:35 AM

How's happy crash with topic like this, Rossi bla blabla... and the traffic flooded.
Solomoto... yamaha n rossi bla bla bla... and see how many papers will sell out..
MCN... yamaha rossi bla bla bla.... and see how many papers will sell out..
what's else could sell the paper ?? :)


December 12, 2012 1:36 AM

as for the recommended comment....
vales privateer was a full works factory spec bike.
stoner never had any such thing , but he still beat vale on it a few times while vale was on his full factory yamaha.
matter of fact it was stoner on his lcr that vale was trying to catch at valencia 06 when he crashed and lost the title to nicky.
then nicky was crowned world champion to a cloud of yellow smoke , shows how unbiased dorna is in there preparations eh!!

Livio Suppo - Unregistered

December 12, 2012 1:36 AM

At last!!

Finnaly a realystic perspective of this matter.
At last he said what everyone saw since Laguna 2008!

It was about time someone put the hammer down on Gayseys head.

GO and cry now on those shifhty v8 kangaroo cars!!
For F sake, was sick and tyred of that monkey ruining all the fun. It was about time he was gone.


December 12, 2012 1:47 AM

I would love anybody to point out a single time where Casey brought up the subject of Leguna Seca BEFORE being asked about it. Just once! And for the upteenth time, it was not a deliberate pass. It was a mistake by Rossi. It was a superb race by Rossi but too dangerous and that is what Stoner was upset about, not the loss. Go back and read what Stoner said at the time. Don't ignore the fact his team wanted to protest and he vetoed it. It is good to see that no world championship is worth a thing if there is any suspicion you had an advantage bike wise. Of course this does not count for Rossi as he only ever won on inferior equipment. Everybody else must have had some unbeatable bike advantage!


December 12, 2012 1:53 AM

So i am assuming most of you were racing with Rossi and Stoner and hung out with them at their house to get their opinion when the 2008 race happen?

Talk all the BS you guys want..I have watched the Laguna pass 20+ times or more.. Rossi made the pass long before the apex of the top of the corkscrew left.. he was hot into it but made the turn.. he touch the dirt on the exit... now you tell me what should he have done?!! Run straight accross the track into the wall and actually hitting Stoner who was repassing on the outside?? or make the dang turn.. Stoner did what any racer would do and try to repass on the outside that meant he took a chance and got pushed wide.. They never crashed and THEY NEVER EVEN TOUCHED!!

By the way... Stoner lost when he crashed all on his own!!! not because of Rossi the chicane move was way probably 10 laps from the end so I do not get the argument.. ROSSI won that race....Stoner lost.. truthfully the race was not that exciting except for those few laps th

seeya! - Unregistered

December 12, 2012 1:54 AM

@wyliecoyote, now it dawns on me... stoner was the only one given the winning bike by ducati!! they held out on every other ducati rider including rossi and gave them all terrible bikes!!! how else could he slay every other ducati rider so badly!!! now its clear to me. poor rossi, they gave only stoner everything he asked for whenever he asked for it. they didn't even listen to rossi!

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