Stoner’s four-wheeled debut

Double MotoGP champ impresses, then crashes

Posted: 1 March 2013
by Visordown News

Stoner and his fast family wagon

CASEY Stoner’s first race on four wheels ended in the wall after he flat-spotted a front tyre which eventually burst.

After running inside the top ten in both practice sessions for today’s race in the Dunlop feeder series for the main V8 Supercars championship, Stoner eventually dropped to 12th in qualifying. But the race itself didn’t go so smoothly.

Stoner climbed to 10th place but flat-spotted a front tyre by locking up under braking early in the race, dropped back to 13th. And on lap 12 the tyre gave up the ghost, leaving Stoner’s Holden Commodore VE2 in the wall.

He’ll get another chance tomorrow in round two of the series.


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Zero fucks are given.

Posted: 01/03/2013 at 11:56

Stoner leaves motorcycle racing, yet motorcycle publications still give him column space! Why?

Posted: 01/03/2013 at 12:11

Didn't see any similar comments on the piece about Max Biaggi. How typical for Stoner to cop flak on here.

Posted: 01/03/2013 at 12:17

Why not? Retired racers still get a mention.
You know, I have a sneaky feeling he has eyes on Formula 1.
Has there been an Moto GP and F1 dual champion yet?
If not, that would be a history maker . . . .

Posted: 01/03/2013 at 12:21

Except maybe this one here Divya.

http://www.visordown.com/motorcycle-racing-news-moto-gp/biaggi-rossi-has-no-chance/22350.html

But thanks for playing...........

Posted: 01/03/2013 at 12:23

@cabernet ever heard of John Surtees? http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_Surtees

Posted: 01/03/2013 at 12:38

What ever happened to TWO?

Posted: 01/03/2013 at 13:48

Pagik,

 

I think Divya was commenting about lack of negative remarks on the piece about Biaggi compared to the comment from King Harrold, not the lack of the the piece itself.



But thanks for playing....


Posted: 01/03/2013 at 14:24

@Cabernet

Imagine the kids face if he made it to F1 only to see rossi rock up and ruin his head all over again.

I can but dream...

Posted: 01/03/2013 at 14:37

the speedfreak,

OK, I see your point. He could've made it better, but there we are. As for the point about simliar comments about #3.

Maybe they were not on there is because #3 didn't spit his dummy and stamp his feet, AND pick up his ball and take it home after 2 years at the top.

Say what you will about #3 (and I usually do) but at least he stuck it out...

Posted: 01/03/2013 at 14:58

I wonder who he blamed for flat-spotting that tyre?

Posted: 01/03/2013 at 15:06

@mobus = Zero fucks are given.

Made me laugh out loud that one...

Posted: 01/03/2013 at 17:03

In the immortal words of Nelson Muntz - "HA HA"

Posted: 01/03/2013 at 18:31

I wonder what absolute bastard caused him to lock up and flat spot his tyre? I definitely know that it wouldn't have been Casey's fault and I'm sure he would have won otherwise. Wow, first these motogp racing assholes and now people being heavy handed in supercars too! Poor lad.

Meanwhile in other news:

Casey Stoner stabs man in face but it's ok because Casey did it.

:0)

Posted: 01/03/2013 at 20:04

It's always amazed me how much flack Stoner gets.

If only he had made some pretty hefty statements, whisked the media up into a frenzy and then spent 2 years without a race win whilst blaming the bike...

I've got respect for all racer's, and some of them aren't media darlings, but Stoner does get more than his fair share. But that's why I like Stoner, to quote mobus's comment above 'zero fucks are given' but mainly by Stoner

Posted: 01/03/2013 at 22:35

"motorcycle publications still give him column space! Why?"

My view of Stoner was that what cam out of his mouth was inversely proportional to his riding ability. But he was still champion twice unlike Biaggi & a long list of other riders.

He I think is still getting column inches because over time people will perhaps realise (when they have forgotten what he says) that he was a very good rider.
He showed up Rossi with the Ducati & even with the changes made before this season the new 4 are not as quick as he was, he has 2 titles with 2 manufacturers as well.
That there is the possibility he will come back to motogp & what else is there pre-season & post motogp test.

Posted: 02/03/2013 at 08:38


MKJ
I wonder if anyone thought to ask him wether his ambition had outweighed his tallent..???

Posted: 02/03/2013 at 16:30

@ MJK I like it!

Posted: 02/03/2013 at 18:54

Clearly he should of stuck to bikes the moaning Prick !!!!

Posted: 03/03/2013 at 22:23

A bunch of people moaning and whinging, about a racer for being a moaner. The definition of irony, or just hypocrisy?

Posted: 03/03/2013 at 22:43

Awesome stuff! :D

Posted: 04/03/2013 at 10:13

Showed up Rossi at ducati? Erm.. It was a completely different bike with an 800cc engine. Why did stoner leave ducati? Because he couldn't win on it anymore. Not defending Rossi, I'm not a massive fan, I'm just saying that was the bike he got on..

Moaning about moaner - it's reactionary and based in defending a sport which we all love. That's more than I can say for him.

"I have to put up with stuff that EVERYONE else also has to put up with, so I'm leaving"

Boo hoo.

Posted: 04/03/2013 at 12:08

@ Maverick:
In 2010 Stoner finished with 3 wins, 2 2nd places and 3 3rd positions for the year on the Ducat GP10.
So while the bike was perhaps not as great as what he was able to make it look like, but it was a bike definately capable of winning races. Rossi on the Ducati never looked capable of achieving a podium let alone a win, and before you say anything yes he got a 2nd in France @ leMans but that was in the rain, not something I'd brag about.
So while you make a point of saying that you are not defending Rossi, you are in fact doing so as the facts above show that the bike was more than capable, Rossi just could not gel with it. This is based on facts, not opinions.

Posted: 04/03/2013 at 13:21

Ok steve, fair enough. I was actually referring to people saying it was a championship winning bike, rather than a race winning bike but you make a fair point.. The only potentially mitigating thing I'd say is that Ducati were obviously heading downhill, even with Stoner on board, so the comparison between Rossi and Stoner on the Ducati is pointless. Rossi and now dovizioso came to Ducati with no prior experience of the bike that everyone agrees needs a complete overhaul. Meanwhile the other bikes are moving forward and breaking new lap records while Ducati have stayed the same or got worse. Take all this into account and I just don't see how you can fairly compare Stoner/Rossi/Dovizioso..

Posted: 04/03/2013 at 15:38

I love Stoner, especially the way he gets all you folks sooo wound up. Go Casey!

Posted: 05/03/2013 at 20:31

Petulant children don't get me wound up. They're just.... petulant children...

Posted: 05/03/2013 at 22:05

The name John Surtees springs to mind as a handy rider and driver.

Posted: 06/03/2013 at 00:50

Blah, Blah, Blah. Don't care!

Posted: 06/03/2013 at 09:25

I never heard stoner say he didn't like bikes anymore, or that cars are better. But if he can earn big money, travel less, and stay alive to raise his daughter. Who are we to disapprove?

Posted: 07/03/2013 at 07:35

Pagik wrote (see)
the speedfreak,

OK, I see your point. He could've made it better, but there we are. As for the point about simliar comments about #3.

Maybe they were not on there is because #3 didn't spit his dummy and stamp his feet, AND pick up his ball and take it home after 2 years at the top.

Say what you will about #3 (and I usually do) but at least he stuck it out...

I agree. Biaggi did what he wanted how he wanted, he did spit his dummy every now and then but whinging seems to be making it's way into all top sport. He left on a good footing and i'd like to hear him commenting on the racing - but i don't speak Italian...


Posted: 11/03/2013 at 17:14

Exactly , and he could come back tomorrow and flog the arse of any one in the field . ozzy ozzy ozzy

Posted: 05/04/2013 at 02:13

I love Stoner, especially the way he gets all you folks sooo wound up. Go Casey!

Read more: http://www.visordown.com/motorcycle-news--racing-news/stoners-four-wheeled-debut/22417.html#ixzz2PY0Del4l


Exactly , and he could come back tomorrow and flog the arse of any one in the field . ozzy ozzy ozzy

Read more: http://www.visordown.com/motorcycle-news--racing-news/stoners-four-wheeled-debut/22417.html#ixzz2PY0T3SKX

Posted: 05/04/2013 at 02:18

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