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Casey Stoner back on track - with four-wheels.

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Fred - Unregistered

December 12, 2012 1:21 AM

(kwit) Show IPA verb, quit or quit-ted, quit-ting, adjective.
verb (used with object)
to stop, cease, or discontinue. She quit what she was doing to help me paint the house.
to depart from. leave (a place or person) They quit the city for the seashore every summer.
to give up or resign. let go. relinquish. He quit his claim to the throne. She quit her job.
to release one's hold of (something grasped).
to acquit or conduct (oneself).


December 12, 2012 1:22 AM

of course casey quit , he has said as much himself , he even gave the reasons why.
there is no point continuing in a sport that constantly changes the rules and regulations in the hope it will slow down the fastest riders and beef up the slower riders all in the name of the spectacle.
the days of doohan , rainey ect was nothing like this , it was all about teams doing there best to get the best bike on the grid and the riders doing there best to win.
today we have the organisers hampering the best riders in order to boost the ratings.
the ratings are down simply because far too many are only supporting vale , dorna have always known this but had nothing to worry about until faster riders came along , then the rule book became a revolving door.


December 12, 2012 1:33 AM

So Stoner bashers come out of the woodwork and try to rewrite the English language! Here is the definition of the two words from the oldest dictionary in the world. The Oxford. Definition of quit, verb: Informal resign from (a job). she quit her job in a pizza restaurant. he quit as manager of the struggling Third Division team. Definition of retire. verb. leave one's job and cease to work, typically on reaching the normal age for leaving service. he retired from the Navy in 1986. (of a player) cease to participate in competitive sport. he retired from football several years ago. So there we have it in plain English. He did not leave before his contract was finished and he informed his employer via the proper procedures so it was not informal. He retired from the professional sport. Now stop trying to change the language!


December 12, 2012 1:51 AM

Yes Fred, that is why I mentioned the dictionary. I could put all ten definitions up that are not related to the subject if you think that makes the slightest bit of difference. Please show me anything I left out that is in any way relevant to the discussion.


December 12, 2012 2:05 AM

If anybody is interested. This is the first time he has driven a full spec Aussie V8. It is this (and last) years winning car. He was using old tyres. At the end of his three stints he was about 2 seconds off this years pole which is pretty damn good considering the older tyres and much higher temp. They were not going for lap times but making radical adjustments so he could start to understand how to set up a V8 Supercar. This car, or its sister car of Craig Lowndes, would be what he uses in the Dunlop series next year if he decides its worth trying. Today was all about helping him make that decision. These cars are a lot harder to drive than the new Cars For The Future that have been introduced for 2013. Last time he drove a V8 Supercar it was the slightly detuned test rig. On that day he did faster lap times than Craig Lowdnes, the multiple champion.

Makrus - Unregistered

December 12, 2012 2:22 AM

Quit, retired who really cares, there are bigger issues in the world. Why is it people who don't like him seem to have the biggest problem with him leaving? So he has had enough of gp really does it matter? Im really just a fan of racing I don't care about the personal bullcrap I think to many people get caught up in it and it all gets blown out of proportion. I hope Rossi wins some races next year because if he doesn't and decides to hang up the helmet we are going to have the other side craping on about whether he quit or retired this time next year.
Que the but Rossi did this..... Blah blah. I love talking about motorsport and this site can sometimes provide a decent conversation.... Sometimes.

Paddles - Unregistered

December 12, 2012 2:25 AM

@Wylie, yeah he's shown good pace and obviously they are taking him seriously if they are setting up suspension for him and running him in a "real" race car, this is a significant investment in time/money. They also seemed to hint that they are waiting on Casey for a decision which may indicate that an offer is already on the table. The only thing nagging me is whether Casey's racecraft is up to the brutality of V8 racing, remember when Wayne Gardner had a crack? He got smashed.

Daddypants - Unregistered

December 12, 2012 4:14 AM

I have it on good authority that Ferrari will soon announce (in the next two months) that Casey Stoner will test a Ferrari F1 car in early 2013 with a potential 2014 8 race deal!

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