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Casey Stoner To Retire

Postby Lyria on Fri May 18, 2012 3:27 pm

Now I will admit I don't watch Moto gp. I never have but I do see stuff about it from time to time and I do know the name Casey Stoner, I know he wins quite a bit too, so I was surprised to realise he's retiring at such a tender age.

MotoGP world champion Casey Stoner will retire at the end of the season after explaining he has lost his passion for the sport.

The 26-year-old Australian had recently denied rumours he was to end his career, but revealed his intention ahead of the Le Mans French Grand Prix.

"This sport has changed a lot and it has changed to the point where I am not enjoying it," he said.

"I don't have the passion for it and so at this time it's better if I retire."


Full story: http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/0/motogp/18108872

Now I did read something Jenson Button said about him retiring so suddenly and maybe seeing him in four wheels. Does this mean he might try and get into something like F1? He's young enough I'd say and already a proven winner.
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Re: Casey Stoner To Retire

Postby sinsi on Sat May 19, 2012 12:05 pm

Once he got married and had a kid, I could see this happening.
The rumour is that he might join the V8 Supercars here in Aus, hope he does better than 'Captain Chaos' Wayne Gardner though.
Motorbike racers seem to forget that they are in a car, which is quite a bit wider than a bike...
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Re: Casey Stoner To Retire

Postby sinsi on Sat May 19, 2012 1:10 pm

http://www.adelaidenow.com.au/sport/mot ... 6360698860
By Casey Stoner apparently.

Politics, rule changes, where have we seen that before?
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Re: Casey Stoner To Retire

Postby Lyria on Sat May 19, 2012 3:56 pm

sinsi wrote:Once he got married and had a kid, I could see this happening.
The rumour is that he might join the V8 Supercars here in Aus, hope he does better than 'Captain Chaos' Wayne Gardner though.
Motorbike racers seem to forget that they are in a car, which is quite a bit wider than a bike...



I didn't know that about his wife and kid, makes sense then in many ways, the risks aren't worth it suddenly. I did know he didn't like the rule changes and so on but with that and his family circumstances it makes more sense now.

Yeah, a car is wider than a bike, I suppose it would take some getting used to as well.
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Re: Casey Stoner To Retire

Postby Sinister on Mon May 21, 2012 12:34 pm

sinsi wrote:Once he got married and had a kid, I could see this happening.
The rumour is that he might join the V8 Supercars here in Aus, hope he does better than 'Captain Chaos' Wayne Gardner though.
Motorbike racers seem to forget that they are in a car, which is quite a bit wider than a bike...



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Re: Casey Stoner To Retire

Postby Funkmother on Tue May 22, 2012 12:16 am

I can see that being an issue, although, less so in a tin top than an open wheeler.
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Re: Casey Stoner To Retire

Postby _FoCuS_ on Sat Jun 02, 2012 5:08 pm

that is so bad news. there will be no one to show us that an australlian can be fast.
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Re: Casey Stoner To Retire

Postby Funkmother on Mon Jun 04, 2012 3:00 am

No, there is another.
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Re: Casey Stoner To Retire

Postby Adam on Wed Jun 06, 2012 8:03 am

Hurrah. Can't stand the whiney git. :yay:
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Re: Casey Stoner To Retire

Postby _FoCuS_ on Wed Jun 06, 2012 11:09 am

Funkmother wrote:No, there is another.

Who?
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Re: Casey Stoner To Retire

Postby Funkmother on Thu Jun 07, 2012 12:40 am

I'm not going to reveal his identity but I can tell you, he's not a professional racer. He's a builder; lives on a property on the Central Tablelands of NSW. Does some dirt bike riding. Actually, he was asked to lead a group of dirt bikers along the infamous Birdsville Track on his KTM 990 Dakar. And he's got the best car control I've ever seen.
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Re: Casey Stoner To Retire

Postby _FoCuS_ on Fri Jun 15, 2012 2:43 pm

Good way to answer in this condition. I can't say about that person. :D


I think Pedrosa must retire too. He did many accidents and when he got old he couldn't walk.
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Re: Casey Stoner To Retire

Postby Paul on Thu Jun 21, 2012 10:42 pm

Its a downright Shame that Casey is turning it in.
Of course its understandable from what he said , but he's still at the top of his game, and the best out there in my book.
I guess sometimes a bloke had to look at his priorities and make big decisions...
Its his life not ours , so bloody good luck to him for the future. :beer:
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Re: Casey Stoner To Retire

Postby Funkmother on Fri Jun 22, 2012 5:27 am

Yeah, damn right. A man's gotta know his limitations. :clint:
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Re: Casey Stoner To Retire

Postby Crossa on Fri Aug 10, 2012 7:46 am

I couldn't find a motoGP 2012 thread so I'll put it in this old fart riders deciding on a career change thread: Rossi has decided to give up on the Ducati!

http://www.autosport.com/news/report.php/id/101759

Chances are he'll be back at Yamaha, because he probably still hates Honda.

So does that make Casey Stoner the greatest Rider Evarrrr for actually making that Ducati work?
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