Stoner retiring end of the season

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Stoner retiring end of the season

Post by Coddy » Thu May 17, 2012 6:18 pm

http://www.motorcyclenews.com/MCN/sport ... etirement/

Best rider of the past 4-5 years.
Pity he's going, but doing it at the top.

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Re: Stoner retiring end of the season

Post by Dave » Thu May 17, 2012 8:49 pm

Coddy wrote:http://www.motorcyclenews.com/MCN/sport ... etirement/

Best rider of the past 4-5 years.
Pity he's going, but doing it at the top.

or he is just getting some headlines to push his day rate up :biggrin2

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Re: Stoner retiring end of the season

Post by missile » Thu May 17, 2012 10:19 pm

He is a very complicated young man, but I did not see that coming. He has never won the support of the fans that his talent deserves and I will miss his flamboyant riding style.

G'Day m8 :cheers

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Re: Stoner retiring end of the season

Post by Gazza » Fri May 18, 2012 6:07 am

It'll be a shame to see him go.

The big question......

Who will get his ride?

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Re: Stoner retiring end of the season

Post by Coddy » Fri May 18, 2012 6:45 am

Gazza wrote:Who will get his ride?
Lorenzo will be the target (Big $$$$) or
Stefan Bradle with Marc Marquez replacing Bradle.

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Re: Stoner retiring end of the season

Post by MadG » Fri May 18, 2012 7:41 am

Either way could be a return for Rossi to a factory Yamaha or Honda? Or is he now considered past it?

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Re: Stoner retiring end of the season

Post by Coully » Fri May 18, 2012 9:30 am

was never a fan of his personally, found him a bit whiny but maybe thats the aussie bit....but he could ride the wheels off anything, love the fact he partially tamed the duke that rossi struggled with....but it does seem a shame to lose a so clearly talented rider.

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Re: Stoner retiring end of the season

Post by al » Fri May 18, 2012 10:04 am

Coully wrote:was never a fan of his personally, found him a bit whiny but maybe thats the aussie bit....but he could ride the wheels off anything, love the fact he partially tamed the duke that rossi struggled with....but it does seem a shame to lose a so clearly talented rider.
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Re: Stoner retiring end of the season

Post by Dickie » Fri May 18, 2012 12:29 pm

I find it strange that people complain about his personality. Who are his rivals, Dani 'Punchline' Pedrosa and Jorge 'Laughalot' Lorenzo (yes, I came up with those myself). He's there to be good at riding a bike, not to pretend to be Rossi.

I guess he's realised MotoGP need him more than he needs it so he'll happily go and mince around in a V8 car in Oz then go home to his family at the end of the weekend. :2up

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Re: Stoner retiring end of the season

Post by Coddy » Fri May 18, 2012 12:35 pm

Dickie wrote:I find it strange that people complain about his personality. Who are his rivals, Dani 'Punchline' Pedrosa and Jorge 'Laughalot' Lorenzo (yes, I came up with those myself). He's there to be good at riding a bike, not to pretend to be Rossi.

I guess he's realised MotoGP need him more than he needs it so he'll happily go and mince around in a V8 car in Oz then go home to his family at the end of the weekend. :2up
:2up 100% Agree.

At the end of the day, he wasn't interested in the bullsh1t of PR, or endorsing stuff. Just wanted to ride a bike.
Find the comment that he 'partially tamed' the Duke a bit of a funny one.
Who else managed to do anything on the Ducati. Bayliss and Caparossi with a win each i think was all it was.
No one has ever done anything on the bike in what, 7-8 years.

Rossi won't get the bike, or his old Yamaha back if Lorenzo goes to Honda. But it opens things up for others.
I predict that Bradle will move upto Repsol. Marquez with replace Bradle (with Marquez replacing Pedrosa in 2014 on the Repsol).

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Re: Stoner retiring end of the season

Post by Dickie » Fri May 18, 2012 12:43 pm

I read somewhere that Honda were trying to have the Rookie rule scrapped, that might open the door for Marquez to get a factory ride. :confused

I don't think there's any chance of seeing Rossi on a Honda again, not after the way they parted company. Possibly a satellite Yamaha, but I think his days of challenging for the championship are behind him. He's certainly the best I've ever seen, but time and tide wait for no man.

edit - Rossi's sustained period of success is what I'm referring to, on his day Stoner has proved he has the measure of him.

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Re: Stoner retiring end of the season

Post by good2bebad » Thu May 31, 2012 8:07 pm

the man is one of the best in the world,i cant get over it,he is off his head.all the best to him tho,the man can ride!!! he will be missed.
all the best cassy. :( :( :(

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Re: Stoner retiring end of the season

Post by good2bebad » Thu May 31, 2012 8:10 pm

Dickie wrote:I find it strange that people complain about his personality. Who are his rivals, Dani 'Punchline' Pedrosa and Jorge 'Laughalot' Lorenzo (yes, I came up with those myself). He's there to be good at riding a bike, not to pretend to be Rossi.

I guess he's realised MotoGP need him more than he needs it so he'll happily go and mince around in a V8 car in Oz then go home to his family at the end of the weekend. :2up
so true :P :P :P

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