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

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Bo - Unregistered

February 01, 2013 10:56 PM

If Simon hadn't mentioned the word Stoner his two bits worth would have gone unnoticed and unreported, he is irrelevant to motogp

Tom - Unregistered

February 02, 2013 1:42 AM

I don't think Simon (and a lot of others) fully comprehends what Stoner was talking about in his comments regarding Sic. He didn't mean that people had forgotten him, or that they didn't miss him. He was talking about the attitude of the racing community towards safety. He is saying that, in the immediate time after the incident, there was a lot of talk about the need to change the 'win at any risk' mentality (amongst teams and fans) simply because it costs people their lives. A couple months later and people were acting as though nothing had changed - still making the same needlessly dangerous moves on the track as they were before. I think he was frustrated by the lack of any changes to safety.

Mal X

February 02, 2013 2:37 AM
Last Edited 1033 days ago

Simon, is just becoming the next media tart of the sport. The more he get his name the press the more chance of attracting sponsorship. What a low act to use the death of the other riders to get yourself in the media. Stoner was doing the exact opposite, he resigned from the sport specifically about the direction MOTO GP is going, which is in part can be attributed to Macro fatality.

Mal X

February 02, 2013 2:39 AM
Last Edited 1033 days ago


IS it any wonder Stoner has departed Moto GP?

He was accused of cheating when he first arrived on the scene over there because he was winning on substandard machinery , which he repeated in the premier class.

Euorpean fans are discourteous in defeat, which is very much in their sport culture.

Fan spat at, attempts to push him off his scooter and treated with disrespect by both MotoGP officials, Stoner said suggestions he quit because of injuries or his family.

"Injuries weren't any part of why or retired, or that I wanted to do new things," Stoner said. "Family wasn't a part of it either. I just fell out of love with the sport. We had a lack of respect from a lot of people around the sport and I didn't like the direction it was taking.

"We got spat at (by fans), they tried to knock us off scooters going from the motor homes to the pits, everything like that. Unfortunately they didn't like my honesty in the paddock.

"That was part of it, but more it was the direction of

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