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November 24, 2012 2:30 AM

MotoGP » Casey Stoner: Six of the best


I have said countless times but the Stoner bashers ignore a simple fact. From the end of the last pre season test to the end of the each season Stoner was never ever given new parts. The bike he started the season with was the one he ended with. No changes to engine, frame, brakes etc. On several occasions they would retrofit older parts onto the new bike to resolve handling issues. Like the adjustment of the seat to help with his wrist, they made do with what they had because nothing new was coming from the factory. Compare that to Rossi. They closed down their WSBK support so that they could provide new parts on request from Burgess and Rossi. They provided dozens of major updates and still Rossi couldn't get a result. These are facts, not fanboy fantasies.

WylieCoyote

November 23, 2012 4:37 PM

MotoGP » Casey Stoner: Six of the best


Here is Rossi getting on with it...13/04/2009 2nd to Stoner. Today the conditions of the track were quite different to before and we encountered a couple of small problems related to tyres. 26/04/2009 2nd to Jorge. There was part of the race that I wasn't quite able to ride like I wanted, there was some kind of problem. 31/05/2009 3rd to Casey and Jorge. We made a mistake and chose a tyre that was too hard, so it took me a long time to be able to put enough temperature on it and I lost a lot of time. 05/07/2009 2nd to Dani. Second is good today because we were not in perfect shape here, we missed something in the setting. 04/10/2009 4th to Jorge, Dani and Stoner. I was never able to be fast because I did not have enough grip in the rear and our tyre did not work well. 02/05/2010 3rd to Dani & Jorge. We have struggled all weekend, first with my shoulder and then with the bike..I tried to go with Dani but then I started to slide a lot.

WylieCoyote

November 22, 2012 10:35 PM

MotoGP » Casey Stoner: Six of the best


I am not and have never belittled Rossi's achievements. What I have continually defended against is the belittling of Stoner's. Nobody has done better over the seven years he has raced in MotoGP. NOBODY. That is a simple and undeniable fact that "Let it be" once again ignores. In plain English. For the seven years Casey Stoner has raced MotoGP, the statistics alone show him to be the best MOTOGP racer over those seven years. Add the fact he is the only one to win races and championships on two different brands in MotoGP over those seven years. Add the fact he has won at every venue on the current calendar. Once again we have people trying to argue historic statistics from Rossi or achievements outside of MotoGP. In the last seven years in MotoGP, who has done better? Give him the recognition he deserves, it doesn't stop you loving Rossi.

WylieCoyote

November 22, 2012 8:34 PM

MotoGP » Casey Stoner: Six of the best


During Casey Stoner's seven years in MotoGP he was the most successful rider. He won more races and had more poles and led more laps and had more fastest laps than any of his competition in those seven years. He has been the only rider in those seven years to win a race on two different brands! He has been the only rider in those seven years to win a championship on two different brands. He is the only rider to have won at every venue on the current racing calendar. His achievements are undeniably brilliant and he retires with the knowledge that whilst HE was racing in MotoGP, HE was the best. No harping on about Rossi's past achievements will deny that fact which I will repeat again. Over the seven years Casey Stoner raced in MotoGP, he was the BEST.

WylieCoyote

November 22, 2012 7:46 PM

MotoGP » Casey Stoner: Six of the best


An interesting statistic is how many laps each rider has led races since 2006. Stoner 1089, Pedrosa 589 and Rossi 531. If we just take the years Lorenzo has been with them, Stone 801, Pedrosa 472, Rossi 353 and Lorenzo 588. I say it is an interesting stat because laps led does not equate to races won. For instance in 2005 Giberneau led more laps than anybody, including Rossi, yet had zero wins compared to Rossi's eleven! Hayden won the 2006 championship having led only 29 laps for the entire season!! Even Bayliss managed to lead for 30 laps that season and that was in one race.

WylieCoyote

November 22, 2012 7:17 PM

MotoGP » Casey Stoner: Six of the best


If people choose to ignore the head to head comparison between 2006 and 2012 they are delusional. Casey's dominance of the 800cc period makes him one the best we have ever seen in the sport. His peers think so and that is why he is only one of 20 given the official Legend status. Does it make him the best of all time? No! That is firmly in the hands of Rossi and I wouldn't bother arguing the point. When Rossi fans perpetually dismiss Stoner's achievements they are showing an ignorance for the sport that is astonishing! What Rossi did prior to 2006 is one subject. Post 2006 is another. Statistically Stoner has been the best rider in the sport between 2006 and 2012. When Lorenzo retires we may have statistics to show he was the best during his time at the top level. Anything but statistics is opinion and conjecture.

WylieCoyote

November 21, 2012 4:53 PM

MotoGP » Casey Stoner: Six of the best


Here we go with Leguna 08 again. Casey's team wanted to put in a protest for two illegal and dangerous moves by Rossi. Stoner vetoed the protest. Post race he simply stated some of the moves were a bit dodgy and he was not comfortable with them. Rossi himself has admitted in many interviews that he was out of control at the Cork Screw and anybody who watches the replay can see he leaves the track. Another pass later in the race also resulted in him leaving the track. Rossi had to ride the bike at 110% to keep up with Stoner and there was not another rider capable of doing what he did that day. But Stoner's comments were fair and every other rider would have said similar. The Cork Screw incident could have ended up as one of the worst MotoGP crashes in years.


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