MotoGP » 'Legend' Stoner ends MotoGP career on the podium

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Stoner is a polarising person as one can see from the comments today and in the past. His personality is that of a moaner or that of a 'call it as he sees it' type of person and that approach alone peeved many. IMO, he is a straight talker and because of that may not be well thought of in fandom, but no doubt he cares little as the plaudits of his peers mean much more that that of the average joe. As to whether he is a legend, that all depends on one's take but if a one time champion can have a number retired, that a multiple time champion can be considered a legend (although personally I dislike the term and feel it does not suit Stoner). As a rider I suspect he has had no peer in his big bike career and in that I refer to his style and sheer brutality of the way in which he rode. His style being so successful that some riders seems to have changed heir style recently to seemingly copy (Pedrosa, Bautista). What must be remembered is that a legend is not judged on personality, but

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