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Codger

April 11, 2015 8:52 AM

MotoGP » Honda explains Stoner decision


Unless you come on here and praise Stoner, and say he is better than Rossi, then you are automatically branded as a 'hater'. As I'm impartial on Casey issues I'll risk it anyway. For someone who retired because he didn't like the limelight, why is he 'Tweeting' and drawing attention to himself ? For someone who retired because he didn't want to ride 'dumbed down' bikes, why is he testing and also racing glorified road bikes ? Why do Honda feel that they have to explain their decision not to use Casey twice ? My point ?...Too many inconsistencies, much more to this story than we are told.

Codger

April 11, 2015 10:38 AM

MotoGP » Honda explains Stoner decision


Yearby23.....Hi :) Obviously you are right in what you say. You must admit though that it all smells a bit. I am one that respects him more now that he is retired simply because we all have more facts and behind the scenes truths that have emerged since. I have never disrespected him anyway. My interest in this story is born out of surprise more than anything. I've posted before that it is, imo, wrong to offer wildcard rides to retirees. You might as well send out Emails to Doohan, Edwards, Gardner, et al. The surprise though comes from the massive climb down Casey would have after all the reasons he gave for his, (too early), retirement. I am not sure whether to admire him for his turnaround or think he is foolhardy. (an Italian recently swallowed his pride and he seems to have survived) On balance I feel for his family, but then I suppose his compatriot did it in WSBK, so maybe it's OK.

Codger

April 09, 2015 10:20 PM

MotoGP » Honda decided against Stoner MotoGP return?


Rick180268........Casey, himself, said that his 07 bike went round corners OK. He also said that he held other riders up in the corners to maximise his speed advantage down the straight. The reason he ran the bike with minimum traction control was because any more stopped him steering with rear. Meanwhile his team mate (and others) admitted that they lacked the bravery required to ride like Stoner did.


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