Well i guess leaving is hard to do after all....
Casey Stoner has accused a section of MotoGP fans of a "lack of respect" following his move to V8 Supercars.
Two-time MotoGP champion Stoner, 27, has
confirmed his deal with Red Bull Racing Australia.
Stoner suffered a
last year but insists his
has nothing to do with injuries.
“They want to see biff and barge and
they don't realise our lives are on the line. We became puppets in that
world and it had nothing to do with racing”
"We got spat at [by fans], they tried to knock us off scooters going from the motor homes to the pits,"
he told the Telegraph.
"We had a lack of respect from a lot of people around the sport and I didn't like the direction it was taking.
"Unfortunately they didn't like my honesty in the paddock.
"That was part of it, but more it was the direction of the sport."
"Very happy to have a chance to race with @redbullracingAU in the
Dunlop Series this year. Looking forward to getting on track at
Stoner will race for the first time in the curtain-raiser to Adelaide's Clipsal 500 next month.
The former Repsol Honda rider was frustrated by
technical changes to MotoGP that have increased engine sizes to 1000cc
from 800cc and preceded the departure of manufacturers such as Kawasaki
and Suzuki from the sport.
Stoner criticised the nature of the sport following the
death of rider Marco Simoncelli
at the Malaysian MotoGP in Sepang in 2011.
He added: "We lost a rider a couple of years ago, and
within a month it was like it never happened. They want to see biff and
barge and they don't realise our lives are on the line.
"We became puppets in that world and it had nothing to do with racing."