Unsurprisingly more bitter whinging
from the little snivellers sat on the couch. Graceless, tasteless fuckwits like Supermario and Leemuz who've been conspicuously quiet for some time, but poke their head up for a whine now.
A bombshell announcement, but when you considered the reasons Stoner's given - completely understandable. The bottom line of which is he wants to race bloody difficult, rip snorting, fire breathing prototypes, taking them to within an inch of their lives. Not some souped up road bike, or dumbed down version of what he's been on in previous years.
How many riders like going backwards in terms of the quality of their machinery? Did the CE11 want to down grade to a CRT? Hell no? Did Toni Elias want to return to Moto2 - not on your nelly. When the unleaded fuel hit the 500's Doohan asked for his screamer engine back, so he could get a proper adrenaline fix.
Stoner has been an absolute star since he first joined the circus. I remeber his wild rides first up on the 250, the way he contorted that Desmosedici against it's will, and those 230kmph 5th gear P.I drifts. This man has skills all the others can only dream of. Let's revel in the dozen or so remaining GP's we have with him on the grid.
I shall be there cheering, applauding and celebrating Stoner loudly on the warm down lap at Silverstone, and if any moron squeaks some bullshit like 'Moaner Stoner' he will get a mighty big fucking serve from me.
That last little quotation in the article gives the hint of possible comeback if conditions are right. We can only hope.