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You vote Casey Stoner 3rd in Crash.net's MotoGP Rider of the Year poll

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Elton - Unregistered

January 01, 2013 10:42 PM

Really. I remember quite a few battles Stoner won against Rossi wheel to wheel. Catalunya 07, Phillip Islland 09, Sachsenring 09 just off the top of my head. Plus it's worth remembering Rossi was the first rider to make a mistake in the Laguna 08 battle, he was quite lucky to find a drain cover off track, even though that's the battle all his supporters like to recall. Of course, the battles between Rossi and Stoner seemed to dry up once Rossi jumped on the Ducati, funny that.

Branchio - Unregistered

January 01, 2013 11:21 PM

daniel
i saw the post you made before crash deleted it and it was totally ture.
the rider you mentioned does have lots and lots of plastic fans as we call them.
just like manchester united in soccer.
proper biker, racers, people who know the sport and professional people involved know the truth.
that said there is still no gettoing away from the fact that one of the riders in question has beaten the other one in question many more times than they have lost to them.
this is a fact and this is the fact that the plastic fans fail to accept gracefully.

tequilablue1@hotmail.com - Unregistered

January 02, 2013 12:21 AM

I knowq one thing for sure, I definetly enjoyed watching Stoner on a Ducati than Rossi.

This month I am off to watch Bayliss, Crump, Stoner and a heap of other Aussie legends fight it out on a dirt track in a charity meet to raise money for childrens cancer.

So he hasnt quit, just left the circus that allows old riders to stay and not let up and coming youngsters have a chance at the big time all in the name of money and tv rights....this is why Casey left and the sport is poorer for it, but fight against childrens cancer isnt....The guy is a Legend on and off the track.

Roman - Unregistered

January 02, 2013 7:02 PM

Legends get hurt and retire or get slow and retire. I don't see how stoner can ever be considered a legend. He reached his prime and quit. I can't recall a legendary rider doing that ever. There's a name for that type of person and it sure ain't legend.

Legendary failure maybe.

Slide Rules! - Unregistered

January 03, 2013 12:31 AM

Ramon, he is an official legend whether he meets your criteria or not.
20th on the list as recently voted by his peers and people who know a thing or two about the sport, see the story on this site!
Sorry but Valentino hasn't made the list yet, maybe his two years of mediocrity on Caseys old bike caused the organisers to reconsider his nomination?
Many believe Caseys two championships relative to his competition and adversity he faced are worth more than the several easy wins others blagged their way into.

Roman - Unregistered

January 03, 2013 3:01 AM

Rossi is still in the process of building his legend unlike your hero Stoner.

FYI, You can't "officially" be voted a legend while you're still competing.

Roman - Unregistered

January 03, 2013 3:13 AM

@ "Many believe Caseys two championships relative to his competition and adversity he faced are worth more than the several easy wins others blagged their way into."

If you really believe that line of **** you're doing disservice to every rider who has competed in the World Championships. Casey Hasn't had it any easier or any harder than the other legendary riders.

If he stuck it out for another 5 or 10 years I believe he could have had an amazing record. As it is he will only ever have a great record, because he QUIT. Rossi's record of achievments on the other hand are quite AMAZING and everybody knows that.

Roman - Unregistered

January 03, 2013 4:09 AM

@ Elton

In regards to your comments about Stoner beating Rossi in wheel to wheel battles. After a quick review of the races you think you remember Catalunya 07, Phillip Islland 09, Sachsenring 09.

Rossi dominated Stoner as usual the whole race at Cat 07 passing him over and over on the brakes and in the corners only to have Stoner blow by on the front straight lap after lap(like other races that year)finally just beating Rossi to the line. Stoner never passed Rossi on the brakes or in a corner that whole race.

Rossi beat Jorge to line at Sach 09 after a great battle while Stoner barely finished 4th after some big mistakes.

Stoner did in fact win PI 09 after leading the whole race while Rossi played it safe and followed him home to secure a massive points lead in the championship from Lorenzo who crashed out first corner. Again no wheel to wheel battling between Stoner and Rossi in that one.

It doesn't take much riding skill to Twist the throttle on a bike with superior to

TommyRuff

January 03, 2013 5:18 AM

@ Roman... Legends get hurt and retire or get slow and retire,i guess we know which category your #46 falls into he fits the first part of getting slow just doesn't know when to retire with his dignity intact

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