MotoGP » Simon disagrees with Stoner

Julian Simon disagrees with Casey Stoner's recent comments on MotoGP.

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maximusproxx - Unregistered

February 01, 2013 8:01 PM

Wow must be the most Stupid comment i heard since Stoner's released his comment on it, Its not the rider thats forgoten but the fact nothing was changed or even looked at in the aftermet of the accident of Simonceli and in that way that life just went on like nothing ever happend and by that, that ur just a puppet on a string riscing ur live everytime and knowing the bosses upstairs dont really care about ur saftey... thats the comment he made and then another fcuker thinks its about the person Simoncelli thats been forgoten how ****ed up are you reading if u dont get what Stoner was saying....They should suspend Simon from racing so retarted...

zaza - Unregistered

February 01, 2013 8:22 PM

Casey Stoner's criticisms of the GP direction are and have been
Moto Gp should be the pinnacle of the sport and therefore just prototypes
Moto Gp should be the pinnacle for riders as well, and should be the best of the best
CRT has dumbed this down on both fronts and having a second formula inside a formula goes against the ethos
The constant changing of the rules by Dorna has left the prototype field with only 3 manufacturers - 1000cc to 800cc back to 1000cc - that is a maximum of 12 prototypes given there is a maximum of four per manufacturer rule. This was also cited as the main reasons for the huge increase in development costs that forced Suzuki and Kawasaki's exit and some of the other manufacturers sitting on the sidelines
The paddock is now closed to moto 3 riders staying overnight. They have to stay outside the complex or pay crazy rates at Aspars portable hotel if they want to stay in the paddock to make more room for sponsors and high paying spectators
Moto Gp is now mark

zaza - Unregistered

February 01, 2013 8:28 PM

Moto Gp is now marketed as entertainment rather than a sport that entertains

Not sure but reading many of the comments on this site, it seems the majority of us would agree with many of the things above that Casey (and others think ) has stated over the last few years as reason why he does not agree with the direction of MotoGp. But then again many may not and that is cool as well. Not sure what all the fuss is about.

As for the Simoncelli comment. Not sure he or it was forgotten or glossed over. However Casey is right in that the pressure on these guys to perform is much greater than it has ever been. The sport has become far more than these guys just going out racing. They are more and more in the limelight and under the microscope and with it comes possibly greater risk taking and always being on that fine line.

Slide Rules! - Unregistered

February 01, 2013 8:49 PM

Too little was done too late to put Simoncelli into a safer mindset prior to the tragedy that took his life. NOTHING was done after the fact and Stoner is 100% correct with his comment. There were at the time countless comments from Joe Averages (here and on other sites) saying exactly the same thing so get off your high horses.
I'm quite comfortable that Stoner appreciates the fans of the sport that understand the risks therefore I have no issues with his opinion, I'm much less comfortable with the number of people who THINK they are fans of the sport!

D.K - Unregistered

February 01, 2013 9:10 PM

I'm an Australian and not only have I had to suffer watching a talented sportsman and countryman overshadow his talent with this type of bizarre comments I will now have to suffer listening to him spew this tripe from his mouth locally everytime he is pushed off track, spun or barged past........and it will happen OFTEN.

Casey, Motorsport is no different from life mate, you get back what you put in. If you want to be respected then start showing some to the competitors, fans and officials, it also wouldn't hurt if you learnt to shut that hole under your nose occasionally instead of allowing it to resemble a Sewage outflow. Your young so you can hopefully mature and learn to appreciate what the sport and indirectly the fans have given you. Perhaps whilst closing the front door on that newly aquired 4.5 million dollar mansion on the gold coast on the way to strapping yourself into the unearned best V8 supercar seat in the business with the best sponsors whilst others around you are work

prof-x - Unregistered

February 01, 2013 9:16 PM

If Stoner doesn't blow away his money and MotoGP stays as it is, I highly doubt he will ride for the rigged championship the way it is now. Simon is an establishment kind of guy, hes going to defend the establishment, no surprises there. Taking people's comments out of context (possibly) is what Simon did, and a lot of people on this chat and in the world in general dont know what context means.

If there is one thing that is clear, Casey wants to win, not be jerked around in a political dog and pony, which mogotp is right now.

Also, I hope Casey can see past the malaise of fan stupidity and slave appeal and not let the clingers bother him too much. The world is full of sheep, its just the way it is. People who repeat what they are told (by commentators) and defend the 'establishment' to the bitter end, in order to preserve their own 'lie.'

Realfan 10 - Unregistered

February 01, 2013 9:42 PM

Sorry I am inclined to agree with Casey.. there is no respect.. the racing strategies have changed over the years.. years ago it was a no contact sport. but now steaming down te inside in both two wheel and 4 wheel sport and taking the line away is aledgedly fair game. aka Rossi out of control style.. exactly how many people has he taken out this way.. Casey is right.. the style has changed and it is now the brainless that take risks who win.. but the thing is Rossi was better than that.

AntG - Unregistered

February 01, 2013 9:58 PM

"i dont get how people can warm to this guy"

Because they find him thrilling to watch on a motorcycle, that's my reason for being a fan, I'm also a fan of VR and JL just as I was a fan of Mick Doohan, it's what they do on the bike that matters, I couldn't give a toss what they are like personality-wise, I watch motorcycle racing to see bikes ridden very quickly by extremely talented people, whether they live like hermits or act like clowns away from the track is of no interest to me.

Bo - Unregistered

February 01, 2013 10:53 PM

I am embarrassed at how dumb the recommended comment is....

Stoner was one of the top riders who complained about Simos recklessness, unlike Rossi stoners life isn't a reality tv show, why would he go to Simos funeral? He doesnt need to be seen to be doing the "right thing" It's a private occasion for family and friends.....the recommended comment just makes no sense

The new qualifying system is yet another safety concern and does not seem to have been thought through properly, practice is for practice.......

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