MotoGP » Throwback Thursday: Inaugural Aragon MotoGP race

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September 26, 2013 11:10 AM

If I remember correctly, Casey Stoner was lambasted and considered the height of arrogance after he chose not to pre-ride the new track like the rest had.
Pole and a win... on a Ducati, haven't seen that for a while!


September 26, 2013 11:32 AM

lot of comments on that thread saying the ducati looks fantastic for rossi next year , some even claiming jb and vale gave ducati some data to try and casey's win was the result of that data.
funny how after valencia only a handful of races later they were screaming the bike is a pig and blamed casey's input.
bring up more of these old threads crash , they are hilarious and a joy to read.


September 26, 2013 3:17 PM

For someone not trying hard enough, that was a pretty good performance. And those were Hayden's happiest days at Ducati, I reckon, before they turned a difficult to ride bike into a pile.


September 26, 2013 6:40 PM

re..."Casey leaves Ducati.
Ducati havent won a race since.

I see the point that you are trying to make but with respect can I remind you that it was Ducati themselves that beggared up the Ducati till the bike was so bad that even Casey got out before he killed himself on it.

The fact that it hasn't won since he left is valid but proves the effort that Casey had to put in to podium on it. It doesn't prove that the others are lesser riders.

Dovi got 6 podiums on the Tech3 against the best, how many has he gained on the Ducati. The 2007 Ducati was great, the later ones not so great.


September 26, 2013 7:50 PM

I never said that the others were lesser riders.
They just didnt push the bike as hard as Casey did to get it to the chequered flag.

People say the 2007 Ducati was great.
Only in Caseys hands however.
His team mate that year finished 200 points behind him on an identical machine.A machine he had far more experience with i hasten to add.
The later Ducatis suffered in relation to Honda and Yamaha because of a lack of investment.
But Casey still managed to get the thing to win races all the same.
Sheer determination on his part which some refuse to give him credit for.


September 27, 2013 3:20 AM

I'll say it then...
the others are lesser riders.

Simple really. Achieving results is a combination of many things. If a rider gets that combination needed to achieve better results with what he's given compared to another rider on the same equipment, then it's fair to say he's a better rider.
Not rocket science.

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