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Stoner cautious ahead of final event

Casey Stoner keeps his mileage to a minimum as he looks get to the end of his final MotoGP event without drama.
Casey Stoner says he is still favouring caution ahead of his final MotoGP World Championship outing after deciding to skip much of practice at a damp Valencia.

Despite winning last time out at Phillip Island, Stoner is only three races into his comeback from injury and as such wasn't willing to push in the wet first practice session before not going out at all in the damp FP2.

Though disappointed to start his final weekend from the pit box, Stoner is confident he can get up to speed should drier conditions greet the riders on Saturday.

"I went out this morning to get a feeling on the wet track but I'm still not willing to risk anything, especially in a wet practice session," the Repsol Honda rider said. "Then this afternoon there was no point in going out, it was half wet half dry the whole session and not a lot to learn.

“It's a little bit disappointing but hopefully we can get some better weather tomorrow and see what the new surface is like in the dry."




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DesyBoy

November 10, 2012 12:47 AM

POOR!!!!!!!!, OLD!!!!!!!!!!!,Vale!!!!!!. Another!!!!!!!!, WASTED DAY!!!!!!!!!??????????. Be realistic!!!!!!!!!!!!, 2WASTED YEARS & 1 wasted Day and as such,MORE Waste to come!!!!!!!!????????????????.javascript:insertTextCursor('comment',%20':rolleyes:')

dacron

November 10, 2012 12:14 AM

@kukisan. yep , this the same guy who mentioned vale wasn't taking risks , vale also verified it as true with remarks of his own. stoner has a busted up ankle remember , one off in a half wet friday practice can lead to no riding the next two days that matter most should he bang up the ankle again. don't you worry old chap , stoner will take his normal bag full of risks come quallies and race time. he's renowned for such .



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