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Just got from 2012 MotoGp Laguna Seca and Indy races. What a joy to see Stoner lean that bike and also slide that rear tire in the turns. He may not have the best personality, but as a rider he will be missed. Can no one lean like Stoner. Then he tears right foot ligaments and still goes out there and performs. To me MotoGp will not be the same without him.

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He's not popular and neither was Mick Doohan.
But they both know how to ride a bike at 5% past its limit and keep it there!
I personally will miss his performances. Carl Fogarty was another. Couldn't stand the man, met him, still disliked him, but he knew how to ride his Ducati.
 

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Just got from 2012 MotoGp Laguna Seca and Indy races. What a joy to see Stoner lean that bike and also slide that rear tire in the turns. He may not have the best personality, but as a rider he will be missed. Can no one lean like Stoner. Then he tears right foot ligaments and still goes out there and performs. To me MotoGp will not be the same without him.

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:eek:ccasion1 MotoGP is dying. Marco and Stoner are gone. What is left to this series anyways? Honda, Yamaha, Ducati and a couple CRT bikes.. LOL WSBK FTW!
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vl4wfPF-d-Q&playnext=1&list=PLBCAF018D343BEC98&feature=results_main
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Yw24pY6ScNA&feature=related
 

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I'm not a fan of his, but he's a serious contender in the series which is otherwise on its death spiral. As said, the loss of Marco, Stoner, and Spies is hurtful to a series that needs some attention and big name stars. The only thing that next season will bring is to see if Rossi can get more podiums than Jorge.
 

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Never been a Stoner fan but fuck can he can ride a bike, whats more impressive is how he can ride around issues on a bike that others simply cant. Watching him ride in Indy with an injury and comparing that to Rossi's piss poor effort= WTF out qualified by a CRT and only 3 sec in front at the end of the race, please Ducati give this prick the elbow ASAP i cant believe Yamaha are taking him back sounds like MOTOGP = Desperate...
 

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the loss of Marco, Stoner, and Spies is hurtful to a series that needs some attention and big name stars. QUOTE]

Stoner is the man...

Yamaha was not working with Spies to help him get the bike he wanted. I forgot where I got this information. Basically Spies was ridding a bike set up for Lorenzo. Treating Spies like a developmental rider.

As far as Marco... when he left the sport it felt like I lost a personal friend. He was/is my favorite rider.
 

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Don't like it when he blames others for his mistakes, but he's getting better about not doing that. Other than that, i really like him and definately motogp is loosing one of it's best. I really like his no nonsense, tell it like it is attitude. Typical aussie, think doohan/mladin, and with the talent to back it up. Plus a hot as fire wife...

Motogp is going to be hurting next year.
 

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He did put on a good show, did shit that would make you how the fuck.
 

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He's legendary. He will be back though. A few years after money starts getting low and younger rider call him dinosaur.
 

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the loss of Marco, Stoner, and Spies is hurtful to a series that needs some attention and big name stars. QUOTE]

Stoner is the man...

Yamaha was not working with Spies to help him get the bike he wanted. I forgot where I got this information. Basically Spies was ridding a bike set up for Lorenzo. Treating Spies like a developmental rider.

As far as Marco... when he left the sport it felt like I lost a personal friend. He was/is my favorite rider.

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Great vid, but i thought jowek meant something more like this...:thumbsup:

Not sure about a comeback, but i'd love to see him have a change of heart and go to ducati next year and win on the thing. And you can bet he could if he wanted to.
Stoner won't go back to Duc. They never listened to his input about how to set the bike up and he complained of them not evolving. Duc blamed Stoner pretty much saying it's not the bike it's him. But their logic pretty much got proven wrong with their next rider.
 

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With Audi taking over Ducati i can see changes happening, they will either pull the pin or make serious changes in mangement. After the Rossi nightmare they need to build there brand back. Motogp is dying a slow death with the loss of Stoner & Spies, CRT shit and the lack of competitive rides outside of factory Honda or Yamaha. This may sound out there but i can see Stoner in WSB at some point giving GP the fingers, riders seem to like the relaxed atmosphere, stable rules & better racing.

Yamaha has made a big mistake re-signing the golden goose. Rossi will try an play his usual head games with Lorenzo and will only succeed in pissing him off, IMO Lorenzo will give Yamaha the finger an go to HRC in 13, i bet he wishes he had signed for them instead of being "loyal" to have them sign this clown?.
 

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Stoner won't go back to Duc. T'hey never listened to his input about how to set the bike up and he complained of them not evolving. Duc blamed Stoner pretty much saying it's not the bike it's him. But their logic pretty much got proven wrong with their next rider.
Agree he won't be on a duc, just wishful thinking. I think he's done with racing just as he says.

With Audi taking over Ducati i can see changes happening, they will either pull the pin or make serious changes in mangement. After the Rossi nightmare they need to build there brand back. Motogp is dying a slow death with the loss of Stoner & Spies, CRT shit and the lack of competitive rides outside of factory Honda or Yamaha. This may sound out there but i can see Stoner in WSB at some point giving GP the fingers, riders seem to like the relaxed atmosphere, stable rules & better racing.

Yamaha has made a big mistake re-signing the golden goose. Rossi will try an play his usual head games with Lorenzo and will only succeed in pissing him off, IMO Lorenzo will give Yamaha the finger an go to HRC in 13, i bet he wishes he had signed for them instead of being "loyal" to have them sign this clown?.
I'm with you on the currrent state of gp, but not so sure about stoner going racing anytime soon.

i don't really get your point on rossi. Why would yamaha not sign the most popular rider in motogp, one who will most likely be right there putting their bike on the podium? It's not as if they didn't get him cheap (as far as rossi goes anyway), not as if he could make many demands. As far as rossi trying to play head games with lorenzo, i think he's a little apprehensive about his own competitiveness at this point. He'll be pretty quite unless he goes in there dominating, which no one, including himself, thinks he'll do. Besides, he couldn't get into lorenzo's head when he was a rookie, no way he can get to him now that he's the best rider on the grid. Lorenzo could care less who his teamate is. He knows he's better than rossi or anyone who would've gotten that bike. For the 1st time in rossi's career, he is clearly the "B" rider, and even he knows that. But i still can't blame yamaha for hiring him, he very well may be the 2nd best rider in motogp next year.
 
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