MotoGP » Phillip Island hoping for Stoner appearance

"Honda had three bikes in their garage [in 2011] - this year Casey might be that third rider"

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August 01, 2013 4:51 AM

While I'd love to see it, I can't see Honda risking stoner taking points away from Marquez or Pedrosa in what's shaping up to be a very close championship. He may be well out of form, but he's been so dominant at PI that he'd be a chance for the win after re-acquainting himself with the bike in testing.


August 01, 2013 6:40 AM

re: "Andrew Westacott, chief executive of the Australian GP, told AAP. "I'd love him to be there at Phillip Island and if he can make it down, we'd throw out the welcome mat."

good, he'll appreciate that. look for him spectating like regular folk with the wife, baby and a picnic basket of vegemite. you'll leave passes at the gate then...?


August 01, 2013 6:58 AM

Have Stoner race so he can take potentially valuable championship winning points from Marquez or Pedrosa? Don't think so. I could only see him stepping in if either of the two existing Honda boys could't race due to injury. A bit obvious, isn't it?


August 01, 2013 8:37 AM

More chance of Doohan being being offered a ride than Stoner 3 rounds before the end of the season is probably one of the most critical points of the season. Only a fool would bet against Stoner at Phillip island but I wouldn't be surprised if he gets thats racing itch again those v8's aint the same and wouldn't be anywhere near as much fun as a GP bike.


August 01, 2013 8:54 AM

Like to see the classless Aussie yokel square up to Marquez. Interesting that Rossi tested for Ferrari F1 and the best the moaner could do was parochial Australian touring cars.........Not even DTM.


August 01, 2013 9:03 AM

As per usual the Stoner haters come out and dribble all this rubbish without one iota of knowledge to back it up. Stoner could get a test drive in any car in any series he wanted. He choose the series he grew up with and allows him to stay at home. You would have to be a total ***** to believe that if he asked any of the current F1 teams he would not get a test drive. As for DTM, why would he race in an inferior series overseas?


August 01, 2013 9:53 AM

Ticket sales for PI are in line with sales in 2010 and 2011. In 2012 they sold more because it was Casey's last home race. The organisers are just seeing dollars signs.

I hope Casey is astute enough not to feed their greed.

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