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Matthew Birt  says:

Qatar MotoGP: Casey Stoner rues ‘silly mistake’

Casey Stoner admitted his surprise blunder in a thrilling Qatar MotoGP race was a ‘silly mistake’ as the Aussie crashed out of the lead to hand Valentino Rossi a 104th career success. Stoner looked on course for a fourth successive victory at the Losail International Circuit in Doha when he lost the front of his factory Ducati GP10 on lap six. The...

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May 07

Posts: 852

WOW he admitted the mistake was his...

I might be able to respect Stoner one day after all. Not today though. :) Nice one Nicki.

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Feb 09

Posts: 209

goat46 says:

Oh dear !!

Casey had that race signed , sealed and almost delivered , such a shame . It would have been nice to see Vale TRY !!  and chase him down . Consistency this year will be even more key to winning the title and any mistakes will cost the riders dearly !!! Giving Vale a 25 point start in the championship is a dangerous game to play.

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Feb 09

Posts: 209

goat46 says:

Forgot to mention

Go NiCKi , nice to see him back at the front where he belongs , very unlucky not to be on the podium.

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Jan 09

Posts: 960

RawDawg says:

missed opportunity

Casey was easily the class of the field this weekend and he tossed it away. And to pour salt into his wound his 2 main rivals finished #1 and #2.

There won't be many weekends like this when he is clearly and easily the fastest. He let a good opportunity slip away.

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Jul 09

Posts: 123

X1Glider says:

I agree Goat46

I also think with the current players, consistency is going to win the title.  Someone will win like Nicky did.  Win a few races but finish well in the rest...come out on top in points.

Feel bad for Nicky...I know he was tasting that podium spot.

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Mar 09

Posts: 5210

Nostrodamus says:

Mixed messages Mr Stoner

Interesting comment regarding the telemetry. Given that he lost the front a couple of times prior to backing off one can only assume he would've crashed anyway?! I am confused. Is Casey saying his set-up and strategy is risky with a full tank? Perhaps he should have run less compression damping and ridden smoother until the fuel load dropped before twisting the adjuster up. Whilst I can understand his desire to put a marker down to try and demoralise the opposition, taking such risks seems a little silly. Surely given his pace he could've 'simply' eked out a lead by tenths rather than trying to do it by seconds.

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Sep 09

Posts: 712

All Good Things.....

Come to an end. ALTHOUGH... if what he says has some truth (which usually does with stoner) then the rear of the desmo - the bain of melandri and hayden - has been substantially tweeked.

Seems like we might start seeing 2 red bike racers on the podium at long last (last being 2006!!! sete gibernau and capirossi - cnt rem where though)

Even though it was a blow for the start of a season, stoners just gonna come back slugging like never before.

The big-bang-gambe-V4 Desmo engine seems to have paid for itself though!

Many where saying it is going to be a mega 50/50 thing, it'l either work or not.

Well, work for the factory machines, the satelite boys havnt faired very well so far. be interesting to see how reliabability goes in the year too.

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Jun 09

Posts: 851

Err hasn't Nicky had a hard fought podium with Ducati? Get it right MCN.

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Jul 08

Posts: 86

Keeno46 says:


Sete Gibernau was never on the podium in 2006

Last time he reached the podium was 2005 at Donington i think 

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Jul 09

Posts: 36

jimjamyaharr says:

nostrodamus i know you an intellagant man i have read alot of your posts, but surley if was as easy as a little suspension adjustment ducati would have done it? or u should be working in motogp. anywho as a racer you ride in your comfort zone, going slower can infact be more dangerous than going faster, especially with all this talk of very stiff tires that need alot of load to get them working properly. but im no expert its just my opinoin im im mostly wrong.


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