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« on: May 17, 2012, 07:00:47 AM »

Latest rumor online.
 http://uk.eurosport.yahoo.com/17052012/58/stoner-retiring-end-season.html
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« Reply #1 on: May 17, 2012, 07:09:19 AM »

26 years old and at the top of his game and calling it quits?

I respect the hell out of him if it truly is for his family.  26 is young to retire, but hey more power to him.

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« Reply #2 on: May 17, 2012, 07:12:08 AM »

If he really does it for his family, I agree. Having a small child at home changes your life..
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« Reply #3 on: May 17, 2012, 07:36:26 AM »

It's a tough sport physically and mentally.   Tons of travel all over the world and time away from home.  I'm sure he's not hurting for money.  You don't get back the time you miss with your kids when they're young....I admire him for having his priorities in order.
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« Reply #4 on: May 17, 2012, 07:45:55 AM »

A very respectable move for Stoner.
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« Reply #5 on: May 18, 2012, 01:56:23 PM »

wonder if we will see him  in an other class, MotoGp seems to be loosing alot of fans around the world, not enough bikes..., factory teams are way superior then private teams and so on....
 its always the same few racing for the victory....
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« Reply #6 on: May 19, 2012, 03:30:26 AM »

Doohan says Stoner might give it a re-think, but we'll have to wait and see:

http://www.crash.net/motogp/news/179863/1/doohan_unsure_stoner_will_retire.html

I guess I can sympathize with Stoner's mind-set; spend your entire life absorbed in making it to the top of the very top level, only to have the organizers decide to dumb the series down... in that situation, what's the point of staying?  Casey wants to race (and beat) the best riders on the best bikes, but it seems like Dorna's MO is to put cheap bikes on the grid, not trying to get Kawi and Suzi back into the series (and coming up with less-costly technical regulations that will keep them there, yet allow innovation.)

F1 budgets, by comparison, make MotoGP look positively cheap, yet the F1 grid has almost 30 cars at every race... without resorting to something idiotic like CRT.  Of the 3 factory teams, only Honda has a title sponsor, and the blame for that falls partially on the series promoter.  The series has good marketing value, and Rossi, but fails to capitalize on it.  Fix that problem, get rid of the CRTs, and you might just get back to a premium series...... one where you're not losing riders of the caliber of Stoner.
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« Reply #7 on: May 19, 2012, 07:46:16 AM »

Were not even half through the 2012 and the 2013 rumors are flying....  Pedrosa and Bradl will be on the Repsol.  Yonny Hernandez may be the 2013 YES man for Ducati.
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« Reply #8 on: May 23, 2012, 10:21:27 AM »

More drama and Dovizioso buying the brakes for his Moto GP bike..
 
 http://www.motorsportmagazine.com/race/motogp/strange-days-in-motogp/
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« Reply #9 on: May 24, 2012, 07:30:35 AM »

Stoner tweets back.

 http://www.crash.net/motogp/news/180030/1/stoner_to_crutchlow_i_still_use_the_old_brakes.html
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« Reply #10 on: May 25, 2012, 05:23:53 AM »

http://superbikeplanet.com/2012/May/12052434st.htm
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« Reply #11 on: May 25, 2012, 06:49:13 AM »

I have to wonder how much of this retirement is the wife, how much is the fact that he's been doing it all his life, and how much is his lingering health problems.  Given what he rode and how well he's done with it, I have to say that he's the most under-appreciated rider on the planet.  I'd love to see him continue to race, but, geez, after 23 years, anything gets old.
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« Reply #12 on: August 15, 2012, 04:25:08 AM »

Stoner to Rossi. "Eat humble pie".

 http://www.motorcyclenews.com/MCN/sport/sportresults/MotoGP/2012/August/aug1512-stoner-slams-rossi-yamaha-return/
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« Reply #13 on: August 15, 2012, 05:57:50 AM »

Never afraid to speak his mind, I'm gonna miss this kid  Grin
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« Reply #14 on: August 15, 2012, 06:22:02 AM »

I love it.  I am sure I am biased beyond reason, but I dig the shit out of what Stoner said.
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« Reply #15 on: February 19, 2013, 06:42:54 AM »

http://www.asphaltandrubber.com/racing/casey-stoner-wildcard-phillip-island-motegi-hrc-rumor/
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