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Matthew Birt  says:

Honda open to Casey Stoner wild card deal in 2013

Honda has said it would give serious consideration to offering Casey Stoner the opportunity to step out of retirement and race in at least two MotoGP rounds in 2013. There has been speculation that Stoner could ride a factory Honda RC213V machine in a bid to extend his phenomenal winning record on home soil at Phillip Island, while also taking part...

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dessp2

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dessp2 says:

Why the......

Hell has he retired in the first place?  He is far too young and he will get bored very quickly!! Even if this story is crock and bull I do think he will be back on a bike within 4 years.

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spondonste

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spondonste says:

Casey for wildcard ride?

Casey HASN'T retired par se, he has simply retired from MotoGP. He has a job for the forthcoming year racing V8 supercar's in the aurstralian V8 supercar series.

 

It is an interesting suggestion and the choice is entirely Casey's. It would make for an interesting race at Phillip island as he would be very slightly rusty on the bike and a major scalp for the rest of the field.

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stompmyduke

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stompmyduke says:

Casey Card?

I am not surprised at this. Casey never wanted to retire completely. The problem was his inability to continue a complete season when under pressure. 'I'm sick', 'We've got chatter', 'The bike's no good' - all excuses to get a rest. Of course, as Stoner says, it's easy to win 9 world championships - yeah Casey, if you put the years in. Anyway it'll be interesting to see how the, presumably rusty, Oz does, and whether the regular aliens will bother to try hard at the end of the year.

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CHRainmaker

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CHRainmaker says:

It's a mouth watering idea..

..despite obvious allegiances, most race fans would want to see Stoner battling it out with Rossi and Marquez and the other established "aliens". Other than Casey being a little ring rusty ( no smut please! ) you could argue they're all at the top of their game, or thereabouts..Make it happen!..

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wosihound

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wosihound says:

Stompy is bang on..winning races at the end of the year - free from pressure and without his rusty bullethole going into spasm - is a bit of a speciality. It carries no merit.

Stoner cost Pedrosa the title at PI last year and could easily do the same this if the rumours are true..smart move Honda.

I predict a comeback of Spencer like disappointing proportions completely shooting to pieces his already sensitive and fragile ego.

 

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saturn392

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saturn392 says:

Don't worry about Stoner being rusty - Biaggi came back to racing WSB after a year out in 2007 and came 3rd in the championship with 17 podiums  which included 3 wins 7 seconds and 7 thirds.  Age 36.    Stoner - 28 in Oct., would be back on it after half a dozen laps especially at P.I.   Great to see the spectacle of 5 riders in the mix.

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Bultoboy

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Bultoboy says:

Barrel, bottom, scraping

Stompy is bang on..winning races at the end of the year - free from pressure and without his rusty bullethole going into spasm - is a bit of a speciality. It carries no merit.

Unless of course your name is Rossi and you win a very late in the season Malaysian GP in 2010. I didn't hear you shouting about what a hollow victory that was because Lorenzo wasn't trying, or because he was concentrating on the championship and didn't want to risk a non-score battling with someone who was out of it.

If I recall, you were most inisistant that Rossi had showed a young upstart the way with another lesson in racecraft - Lorenzo being well and truly beaten.

Funny that - another example of one interpretation for one, another for another.

And what's this shite about Stoner costing Pedrosa the title. Pedrosa had a fantastic end to the season but didn't do enough in the first half. One win to Stoner's four and Lorenzo's five by Laguna. That's what cost him the title.

You know better, but like to spout shite that you know is shite, just to shake the boat a little

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PaceyCasey

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PaceyCasey says:

wosi

I predict a comeback of Spencer like disappointing proportions completely shooting to pieces his already sensitive and fragile ego.

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What were your 'Vale aboard the Duke predictions' again bud?

I predict you'll soon stop predicting.

 

Re- Casey and a couple of wildcard rides, it'll certainly raise interest so MotoGp has everything to gain. 

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leecho

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leecho says:

moaner

wont do a ride this yr, he wont want to look a tit when pulls in on lap 2 with arm pump.

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weskit

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weskit says:

on the contrary

The races at the tail end of the season are more hotly contested, as riders are freed from having to worry about points and instead focus entirely on winning the race.

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