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Lorenzo: We will miss Stoner

“Casey is probably the most talented rider I have ever seen on a racetrack” – Jorge Lorenzo.
Newly crowned double MotoGP world champion Jorge Lorenzo has hailed Casey Stoner as the most talented rider he has ever seen.

Lorenzo has raced against Stoner for much of his grand prix career, each rider winning two MotoGP titles.

But while Lorenzo will be fighting for a third premier-class crown in 2013, Stoner is heading for retirement, at the age of 27.

“I have a lot of respect for Casey because he is probably the most talented rider I have ever seen on a racetrack,” said Lorenzo.

“Pure talent. Extremely quick.

“But he decided to retire, to stay with his family and enjoy life without racing. We will miss him a lot.”



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Stavros - Unregistered

October 29, 2012 6:25 AM

Jorge is not the only rider to express this opinion, in fact it seems to be the prevailing opinion in the paddock. For most riders two titles on two different bikes would ably illustrate how great they were, somehow in Stoner's case it doesn't seem enough.. Imagine the success he could have acheived had he spent his early GP career with a factory who would actually develop the bike throughout the season, because as we have seen even a 7 time premier class champion couldn't achieve anywhere near Stoners results at Ducati, even with way more development and support!



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