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Sure his injuries are bad luck, but it's almost sods law; you announce it's your last race or last year and it always goes wrong. It's ok he's calling it "a day". Family and the Simoncelli accident, mad him think there's more to life. Doesn't matter if he's moaning and whining all the time. He's won enough races to put two fingers up at MotoGP. By the way WSB and BSB are by far better racing.
@77 agree with that, and he has to think if he can get a few podiums this year and next and maybe a win his stock will rise. Then see how things go, because nicky isn't exactly secure at Ducati after next year, so maybe it will be a chance then. Or even a Yamaha ride in two years to take over from Rossi. But if he wants results tech 3 is better than Ducati right now
I know Cal needs to earn some money but I think he may well look back at the Ducati saga and realise he had a lucky escape.
Jorge on pole! Now even with Dani for pole positions even though in Motogp for two less years. Cal 2nd tomorrow has to be a real opportunity to get that 1st podium. Hoping for a good race. Also glad that Cal has signed with tech3 as the Ducati still looks like a dog to ride and Dovi can have it.
@73, His approach to interviews and general communication with the fans is awful. He may have been charming with you. A shame all he does in interview is complain about everything and make petty comments about his piers.You're going to struggle to convince anyone differently because they keep hearing it from his own mouth.Despite being such an unpleasant chap, he's an amazing rider!
@73 fair point, I'm just saying on tv he seems pretty miserable. I'm not denying how great a rider he is and wish he wasn't retiring. I hope after a year off he realises it was a mistake and comes back. Just to say I have respect for all them guys, risking themselves for our entertainment, I know they get paid handsomely but still they have real balls and it's great to watch all of them.
Stop flaming Stoner and saying he's miserable. Having met the dude on more than one occasion and had a good chat with him, I can assure you he's a very modest, humble and above all friendly and nice guy. His talents on the bike are obvious for all to see but I can promise you, he's a lovely fella, so stop saying he's this and he's that when you don't have a clue who he really is.
@69 I've been a fan for 15 years and I still stand by the fact that stoner is quicker than Dani. But I prefer both Rossi and lorenzo over stoner. I don't like stoners personality or danis they are both miserable. But stoner is a great rider and that can't be doubted and you are delusional because you put your personal thoughts over fact.
On the track I think Stoner is one of the best riders I have ever seen, Rossi is the best rider I have ever seen, so far. Stoner is his own worst enemy, he is living the dream, amazing talent , beautiful wife and now a child, independently wealthy, riding a motorbike for a living. What the hell is there to moan and have sour grapes about, has no one ever had the balls to tell him get stuffed?
Stoner has his faults like all of us but has a great riding style and is a double world champion. He has come through the different classes and has been a pleasure to watch. I am a Rossi fan through and through and had great pleasure in watching Rossi overtake him on the corkskrew and put him in his place but i also have to say he is a worthy world champion.
@rach 85 well about time ...your obviously pro stoner and a newbie to the sport ...i've been an avid fan for 25 plus years and am a huge Rossi fan and feel privileged to have seen him race so many times and hope to see many more , motogp wouldnt be what it is today if it wasnt for valentino ...fact.bbc coverage ( new topic !) , has vastly improved but can we please get rid of parrish
This convo with you is just like hitting my head against a brick wall so I will bow down to you ninja. Of course Dani is fastest, fastest man ever. Casey is slow and rubbish and his triumphs mean nothing. All hail Dani Pedrosa!!
@66 but stoner has 16 more pole positions than Dani. At various circuits, how do you explain this? Because being on pole is all about speed is it not? And why do you have to turn a debate on two riders into something personal? Do you enjoy being mean? I am not rating stoner as the best, above him I have Rossi, ago, Doohan, hailwood, surtees, rainey, Reid and duke. So don't question my knowledge
@rach85 rossi isnt the fastest rider out there his strengths are his pure skill and ability to turn situations around and is king in head to head battles .Ago is a legend , and doohan is one of the greatest .....stoner is slower than pedrosa , fastest laps at different circuits show this . Stoners achievements are greater due to better consutency that dani . ....seems to me u haven'y a clue !
@64 I'm not,if you read in my post 60 I said Rossi, Doohan and Agostini were all quicker than Stoner. But you said in your post 59 that Rossi wasn't the fastest, you called stoner consistent so I wondered what you thought of Doohan and Ago? Seems to me you are just a name caller, with nothing to back up you reasoning as to why stoner is slower than Dani. And you won't answer my questions in post62
@rach85 You can't possibly compare stoner to doohan and especially ago ....come on , get real ......stoner is a 2 championship wonder ....here today gone tomo
The reason I ask is because earlier you said dani having 3 faster laps than Casey counts (post46) but when I try and use race wins and pole positions as a barometer that doesn't count toward speed, that means someone is consistent. Also we're Agostini and Doohan only consistent?
@61 ok so how do you judge being fast? Is it over 1 lap? Because Casey is faster over 1 lap. And also I have seen Casey pull some very hard moves on people. And Dani having such quick starts Casey has had to overtake him on many occasions. If you don't judge speed on race wins or pole positions what do you judge it on? I want to know how Dani is faster than Casey? In what way?
@RACH85consistentcy and being fast are 2 different things .....racing is not just about being fast .........ie stoner is lightning fast around an empty circuit but when it comes to a head to head battle , he usually falters and is ungracious in defeat ......a poor loser by all measures .....something you never see from rossi or jorge......roll on 2013 and let the battlle commence
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