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"I don't know if I'll come back into motor racing or not" - Casey Stoner.

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kma55

December 06, 2013 2:31 PM

It would be fantastic to see stoner return to MotoGP on a factory Honda. Sadly though it looks unlikely. Personally I think he should give WSBK or BSB a shot while he's still quite young.. go to WSBK and win the title, then in a few years move to BSB and win that...

..ok I'll stop dreaming now.

WylieCoyote

December 07, 2013 1:28 AM

I think if the rules had been different in the Dunlop Series he would have enjoyed it more and probably continued. They have changed the rules for 2014 as they could see that not only Stoner was getting frustrated by it all. He would qualify in the top ten, get punted if the track by somebody else than have to start the second race from where he finished. He would often pass 10 to 15 cars but that still meant starting the 2nd race from 15th or worse on the grid. He would work his way up the field but never be in contention to win due to having to pass most of the field in the first two races. Next year they are having two longer races instead of the three with separate qualifying for both. He has shown good speed so it is a shame to see him not continue.

Monstermash

December 07, 2013 8:40 AM

Casey never enjoys the PR work that goes along with racing now a days and always sounds like a sourpuss. He sure can ride a motorbike as for the car racing, well he's prove nothing.

Missed by a few but happy he's gone by loads of the people, riders, sponsors, and finally the drivers.

WylieCoyote

December 07, 2013 11:53 AM

SO I have only ever heard one negative comment by another rider and that is from Rossi. So I would love you to point out anybody else who had a bad word to say about Stoner. None of the V8 drivers have had a bad word to say either (except for the young fellow he punted off in a race, the only person he has actually hit all year). As for proving nothing. He was running 4th at Bathurst against opposition who have been racing there for many years. He proved his speed and ability to pass and could have continued if he wished.

MC

December 07, 2013 4:14 PM

@WylieCoyote

Well there was that argument he had with Karel Abraham, he punched Randy De Puniet on track, he had a minor twitter tiff with Mark Winterbottom, obviously the entire thing with Rossi, and he didn't have kind words to say about Marc Marquez before this season began.

theeagle

December 07, 2013 5:52 PM

He seemed to have lost the passion (for MotoGP) long ago. Without the passion, no amount of money will work. Yes he might give other types of racing a go but its likely be for fun and nothing serious.

Monstermash

December 07, 2013 6:26 PM

@Wylie
As for proving nothing. He was running 4th at Bathurst against opposition who have been racing there for many years. He proved his speed and ability to pass and could have continued if he wished.

And where did he finish in Bhurst? You failed to mention he ran into the wall taking himself out of the race trying to stay with the front runners, exercising his ambition was outweighing his talent that day.

Oh and he's a quitter!




DucDick

December 08, 2013 10:47 AM

Stoner a quitter? Yeah, right. Any idea what it takes to be winning races on a Ducati? If you do, there's a few drivers that might be interested.

Think even Rossi did not realise how huge Casey's talent and commitment was, until he ot on the Duc himself.

Monstermash

December 08, 2013 3:19 PM
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In 2007 Ducati had CS I agree he was fast but the bike no doubt had the speed and Bridgestone Tyres, this combo won in 2007 but when Yamaha/ Rossi evened it out with the same tires VR beat him by 93 points and in 2009/10 he was pushed down to 4th both years winning only 4 to 3 GP's.

The japanese bikes came back hard and the Ducati lost all it's advantages, CS started to crash and his ever winning again the title on a Duc vanished. The Ducati has never had a winning season again as the JP bikes really changed the shape of Motogp. Since 07 if CS was so great why didn't he continue to win tittles with Ducati because he had NO advantage anymore.


Oh and yes he quit GP's and he's quitting V8's, this = Whining Quitter!!

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