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Who beat Casey Stoner, and when, as a MotoGP team-mate

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Motojunky

January 09, 2013 6:53 AM

@ Dangerous Dave and Crystal Ball.
This whole topic by CRASH is just as silly as ever. You can compare any World Champion with their team mates over the years to make them look better. That's why they are WC's. NO BRAINER. My light hearted comment was just to fill in space, and was factual and in no way hateful. You guys need to lighten up, Stoners gone. As for why you both asked, Cappa getting only half the points as Stoner? 4xDNF's would have a bit to do with it don't you think? The rest of his year, 1x1st 2x2nd 1x3rd 2x5th 3x6th 2x7th 1x11th 1x12th would have pleased the guys at Ducati in the 1st year if Stoner was not so good.

@ Samas.
You obviously have no idea what the term "out of the box" means. So ignoring your rant.

Have a good 2013 guys, following, being a fan of, or supporting ...........? Judging by your posts, anyone but Rossi. lol.

screwloose

January 09, 2013 8:44 AM

behind the scenes: Casey has only been racing at the top of motor cycle racing for 7 years and yes he has only 2wc to his credit,which is 2 more than i have and you have so stop your bitchn, there are alot of riders out there that have been riding for longer and havent won nuthin so your rant is useless,Rossi is the bench mark for all riders and i dont think any other rider will achieve what he has but with that said i dont think any other rider will be able to match what casey did on the ducati even the great rossi tried and failed and left with his tail between his legs

Behind the Scenes - Unregistered

January 09, 2013 8:49 AM

@Screwloose. Tighten it because you do not know a damn thing. Grand prix racing is the premier championship of motorcycle racing. In it are three classes, moto2, moto3, and motogp. Riders like the GOAT Agostini usually races in all three classes in one weekend. Just because stoner the fastest man on two wheels is a failure (13 years to prove himself at grand prix racing fom 125, 250, now motogp) with only two championships in so many years, does not mean you have to granulise a certain part of the sport to falsely uplift his dying image. Read this www.superbikeplanet.com/2004/May/040521b.htm . There, you've been educated.

T BAGGER - Unregistered

January 09, 2013 9:11 AM

@ hatta
Lets clear this up, you say that 1 of the reasons stoner retired was because the championship was not competitive. Now, seeing as he didn't retire as champion you are clearly saying that stoner was not competitive in his final year.
Thanks for clearing that up for the masses.

Ausrossi - Unregistered

January 09, 2013 9:30 AM

As for Stoner v Capirossi, has anyone considered that Stoner was a much better rider than Cap. While he won WCs in the minor classes and look close in 2006 (remember the year before Stoner came on) he has never really been an alien or a serious WC contender. That explains the 200 points. Also I watched a race from 2007 with Rossi and Stoner the commentators went on endlessly about the acceleration of the Duc over the Yam with Rossi getting close or passing on the bends simply to be nailed on the straight, but to fair the commentators agreed that patently obvious acceleration advantage was due to Stoner's innate ability over Rossi.

T BAGGER - Unregistered

January 09, 2013 9:39 AM

@ ausrossi
You're having a chuckle aren't you ? Even I am quick in a straight line and with a good tc system it doesn't even take that much skill to get on the gas early. So to say he was clearly better than anybody else because he could pass them on a straight is feckin rediculous.

Elton - Unregistered

January 09, 2013 9:42 AM

@ Ausrossi

"has anyone considered that Stoner was a much better rider than Cap"

Erm YES mate thats been pretty much the whole point te entire time! But to then say Capirossi wasn't that good is just stupidity. Loris was a title contender in 06 the year before he was Stoners teammate.

Codger

January 09, 2013 9:54 AM

@ Samas...Yes, and blood too! He said at the time that using his toe was his way of judging how far leant over he was. The media measured his lean angle at 46deg. Amazing at the time but look at the modern lean angles!

Codger

January 09, 2013 10:05 AM

Any chance that we could stop using AGO to bash modern riders' statistics? Fat chance :)
He was good in the smaller classes but most of AGO's 350cc and 500cc wins was 4cyl against single cyl. No contest.

@ Stat Dude....much is made of Casey's number of wins since he has competed in the bigger class, and rightly so. Here's a stat to balance things out:-
He had 2 exceptional years, look at the 3 yrs between his (well earned) Titles.
28 podiums including 13 wins. Rossi earned
39 podiums including 17 wins.
A lot closer than people would have us believe?

Ah stats...don't you just love em?

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