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"We held a farewell party for Casey Stoner after Valencia. When the party was over, the two of us stayed on, chatting, and I found I couldn't control my tears... Everyday Casey came up with something new that astonished us" - Shuhei Nakamoto (Honda).

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Ausrossi - Unregistered

January 12, 2013 12:44 AM

Wow an opinion piece where Honda interviews Nakamoto, that's gonna be 100% objective. What I think comes out in 2012 is that Dani is the more adaptable rider as things changed he handed Casey his **** from mid season on. Head to head in Germany 2012 no one else close and Stoner drops it. Once again it proves that anyone of the four on the best bike that year will win Casey in 2011 and if they had got their act together with the tyres it would be Dani as Jorge knew performance wise the Honda had a major edge in the later half of 2012.

Catch Up - Unregistered

January 12, 2013 2:50 AM

Interesting on some of the negative comments in this thread.
It always shows who is just interested in trolling.

That was a great interview and once again it shows what some of the best in the sport think of Casey and his riding skills.
Weather it be Yamaha, Honda or Ducati they always speak highly of him and his attitude to riding a motorcycle.

Come back Casey, the thought of Jorge, Dani, Marc battling it out on track would bring a joy to the sport not seen since the day's of Gardner, Doohan, Rainey and Schwantz.

dacron

January 12, 2013 3:10 AM

shuhei has verified a lot of things in this interview that stoner fans were saying all year long in 2012 .
hopefully a year away will refresh stoners mind and reignite the fire that went out years ago , racing since a little kid non stop for 27 years with no real life outside would be pretty taxing on the soul for a free spirit like him.

Motojunky

January 12, 2013 3:23 AM

@ dacron.
Freddie Spencer came back, so don't rule it out that Stoner may return. As I have said since day one, "if he had the passion for racing" he would return, no doubt. But I think if he ever had it, it's gone now.
People never mention it, but I think Simo's death had a lot to do with it. His life was cut short at the blink of an eye, and Stoner had a new member to his family, the world at his feat with Honda.......who knows, just my thoughts.

Motojunky

January 12, 2013 4:09 AM

@ Midget.
"In my opinion he doesn't give enough credit to the young Bradl.
The boy did a fantastic job for two years now"

Well said.
And then Nakamoto goes on to say sponsorship had nothing to do with signing up MM.
Yeah and I believe in the tooth fairy.

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