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Matthew Birt  says:

Casey Stoner: “I've lost the passion for MotoGP”

Reigning world champion Casey Stoner will retire at the end of 2012, the Australian saying he’s lost his passion and love for racing at a time when the Repsol Honda rider is arguably at the peak of his career. Disillusioned with constant rule changes, weary of criticism that he was a prolific crasher and rumours that the lactose intolerance issue he...

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Nostrodamus

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Nostrodamus says:

Too right Supermario

I found Weskits' comment on your failed CBT and wanting you into the traffic asap an absolute crack up too.

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hugelean

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hugelean says:

Seems to me he's telling everyone else when they should do and when(again) as much as anything.. Just get on with it you whiner.. Leave today of you want . Put Rossi or Jorge on the honda and it will still win with the same amount of ease they are doing now.. Essentially leaving because he wasn't as popular as Rossi which he never wanted anyway.(casey in a nutshell).. Just promise us you won;t carp on all season about it... Can't even left in style, anyone taken odds on him staying by the 3/4 quarter stage if he thinks Ross will still be on a turd..?? I'll have a 10 on it..

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ChupaChump

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ChupaChump says:

A product of pushy parents?

So Stoner started riding at 4 years old. Sounds like he was thrown into it by a pushy parent and was forced to live out THEIR fantasy. Maybe he's taking charge of his own life after all of those years doing things to make others happy. He never looked particularly happy even at the best of times - putting himself under too much pressure instead of trying to enjoy things a bit more...

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makhani1

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makhani1 says:

St(M)oner

Look Pornstar and all on this site,Stoner was NOT good for the sport he was rude,arrogant,boring and has made MotoGp extremely unpopular. He maybe fast (and never any good in a battle) but that is not good enough for racing in a financialy unstable situation across the world. He has taken MotoGp for what he can get and is now bu**ering off. He NEVER put on a show apart from the occasional wheel spin and just constantly complained about other riders! I personally cannot wait for him to leave!! LET the proper racing begin in 2012 without him.

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hugelean

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hugelean says:

Horse shit form the usual fence like benny put rossi or jorge on the honda and they'd win easily in reality so good is the honda that casey only needs to beat Dani not a herculean task by any metre.... It's so far infront quiting before anyone has a chance to catch up almost looks like running away, but his pace will be missed.. I do hope it's not a tantrum to try and get the organisers to leave the sport the way it is i.e. him on top with the best bike?? Anyways he was retiring 3 weeks ago last week not this week he is again.. more to follow..

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tris123

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tris123 says:

Hmmmm

I can only see three reasons for stoner retiring 1. Family pressures - fair enough 2.Bored - don't believe it.  Even an all CRT championship would still be hard to win.  Still the best riders in the world and on more evenly matched equipment would arguably be even more difficult to win.  If he really wants to prove his skill go back to Ducati and prove that he really is as good as he thinks he is. 3. Fancies racing something safer - F1 I'd love to see it I don't much like the guy but he has had his moments and Motogp is better with him in it.

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lickers

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lickers says:

Benny

Stoner has said that the Yamaha has 'caught up in some areas' with the honda. Would that imply that the Honda is a better bike?  An admission made by the rider himself.......

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snev

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snev says:

Stoner

I have enjoyed watching him ride and have been amazed at his skill and spectacular ability. As a spectator thats all I could really ask. Most on here just want to Slag him off just like Rossi and all the other winners who have been the best at what they do....... I wonder why????

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screamer69

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screamer69 says:

Racing is a dangerous Biz...

Can't blame him for putting his family first, gotta respect his decision...if u don't have the passion any longer, why take the risks?

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ianp5uk

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ianp5uk says:

I can understand him losing the passion; he's been there, done it, now he's started a family and things have a different perspective that would make you think can I be arsed with all the politics and games but ......... saying that criticism from the media is a factor is lame and the fact he reacts so strongly to it probably is partially the reason he gets so much criticism. Man up Casey, you're the best in the world at the moment why do you care what the media says? I wonder how he'll feel after a couple of years mowing the lawn and changing nappies - think carefully Mr Stoner, it's not so easy to make a come back - look at Schumacher struggling to regain past form.

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