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Old 5 Jan 2016, 13:50 (Ref:3602247)   #16
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I also read today that Stoner thinks someone in the Marquez camp was responsible for not allowing him to replace Pedrosa!!

I somehow doubt that, but knowing how Puig and Alzamora worked, I can see it!

I imagine the Soup anti Stoner haters will love this one!
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Old 6 Jan 2016, 08:16 (Ref:3602457)   #17
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I also read today that Stoner thinks someone in the Marquez camp was responsible for not allowing him to replace Pedrosa!!

I somehow doubt that, but knowing how Puig and Alzamora worked, I can see it!

I imagine the Soup anti Stoner haters will love this one!
Really?! I think HRC would of done their own thing if they wanted to replace Pedrosa.. Stoner is marmite to me - incredible rider, not so incredible personality. It would be great to see him back on the bike for some wild cards, but back in the paddock full time.. I think we have enough catty drama at the moment
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Old 6 Jan 2016, 10:26 (Ref:3602501)   #18
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I used to feel the same, until I read both sides of the Laguna/Rossi incident.

That turned me a little more in favour of Stoner who was never a dirty rider, and saw those kind of things as what they are, pure dirty riding.

The biggest issue with Casey is he picks and chooses who he talks to press wise. Would talk to Matt from BBC all day long, but other guys he was indifferent to. That makes certain pressmen hate him as they did Lawson and Doohan. Of which Casey is most like.

However, he was great for a story, if you would him up he would let go with some beauties! And that is something lacking in most current riders other than perhaps Cal, Dovi and Vale. Again so were Lawson and Doohan if you asked them at the right time.

The Valencia race last year was it for me, you had Ezpeleta forcing the press not to talk about Sepang and the Marquez/Rossi thing. Anyone with any sense knows that when that kind of thing happens, it is dynamite, and here is this controlling little cretin trying to push the attention on some boring Spaniard winning again and making every race he wins look like a Scalextric fest, when ALL we want to know is the rumblings and hate stuff between Marc and Vale.

It is dumb ass decisions like that, that make me question everything Dorna does. Most sports would DIE for that sort of scramble.
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Old 6 Jan 2016, 11:15 (Ref:3602512)   #19
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Oh I completely agree. That incident with Marquez and Rossi.. You can look at it from so many different angles, each one says something different. It's hard to really pin point the exactly 'blame' or 'cause'. I personally, hold my hands up and will say, I don't think Rossi kicked him.. I'm a fan of both, a huge fan of both - therefore I was quite disappointed if the accusations were true.

However Dorna, they seem very biased to me. It's become very political, which is one reason why I believe Formula One has gone down hill. There are some great riders further down the grid, some in which have incredible potential and talent - yet are rarely seen or shown light.
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Old 6 Jan 2016, 15:23 (Ref:3602562)   #20
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Dani Filth should be qualifying in the top 5 on the gridDani Filth should be qualifying in the top 5 on the gridDani Filth should be qualifying in the top 5 on the grid
anywhere i can find the official test(s) calendar?
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Old 6 Jan 2016, 23:02 (Ref:3602661)   #21
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anywhere i can find the official test(s) calendar?
See if this works for you:
http://www.totalsportek.com/motogp/2...eason-testing/
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Old 7 Jan 2016, 15:22 (Ref:3602817)   #22
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Old 7 Jan 2016, 17:46 (Ref:3602858)   #23
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I do not really think Stoner needs any more knowledge of how to get around PI.

He would probably be fast enough to podium there, Sepang or Motegi where he has done most of his testing
It is not about track knowledge, he knows most tracks world wide aswell as PI, he did leave Oz when he was 12yo - race pace fitness perhaps is what he will need which will take a few races to build up...
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Old 30 Jan 2016, 21:37 (Ref:3609536)   #24
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Ducati test riders Casey Stoner and Michele Pirro were on track ahead of the official MotoGP™ test.

Casey Stoner was back on track with the Ducati Desmosedici GP for the first time since the Valencia GP in 2010. The 2007 and 2011 World Champion completed 54 laps of the Sepang circuit, temperatures reaching about 40°C. The Australia ran on the GP15 as he acquainted himself with the new machine as well as the vastly different Michelin tyres and spec ECU. He reportedly set a best time of 2’02.1 during his last stint of the day. With the change in technical rules and tyre supplier, there are no other times to compare Stoner’s lap to around the Malaysian track.

While much of the attention was on Stoner, Michele Pirro debuted the GP16 with a focus on testing fuel consumption.

Casey Stoner: “It was a great experience today with the Ducati Team. I honestly didn’t know what to expect, but the whole team was fantastic: I was welcomed in the best way and we worked well together. I still need a little more time to return to a competitive level and find the right feeling because I haven’t ridden a MotoGP bike for a year and haven’t been on a race bike for six months. But it was a positive first day, we immediately found a good feeling with the bikes and tyres, quicker than I would have expected. We have many things to try and I still have to get used to the bike, but overall I’m happy. The Desmosedici GP has great potential and I hope to be able to give the right feedback to Gigi and the Ducati engineers to help the two Andreas get some good results this year. I’m happy and a bit surprised with my lap time and I hope to improve it further tomorrow. It was great to be working with Gabriel Conti again together with Marco Palmerini and Gigi Dall’Igna, who have all proven true professionals today.”

Michele Pirro: “Today I only did a few laps because the program was focused on testing electrical components and fuel consumption, once my work was finished the team focused on the debut of Casey. Tomorrow we will do some finishing touches before the three-day official test on Monday. The sensation was good and already on Wednesday we were able to do a good job. I am convinced that we can achieve a good result.
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Old 1 Feb 2016, 06:19 (Ref:3610414)   #25
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Jorge has done a 2:00.8 in testing today... Read Stoner was meant to be testing again with all the big boys, but his name isn't on the timing sheets for today. Pirro's is, so maybe Stoner takes over tomoz...
Imagine the talk if he did set fast times
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Old 1 Feb 2016, 06:56 (Ref:3610431)   #26
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Jorge has done a 2:00.8 in testing today... Read Stoner was meant to be testing again with all the big boys, but his name isn't on the timing sheets for today. Pirro's is, so maybe Stoner takes over tomoz...
Imagine the talk if he did set fast times
If the bike is in the ballpark he will set fast times alright, you can take that to the bank. He is just a bit good!
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if it's just like F1 testing .. they can make the bike faster .. just for media attention
just like Lorenzo did
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I think Ducati have pulled a blinder in signing Stoner. With him on board to help development this could be Ducati's best chance to win a race or two in a long time
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Old 1 Feb 2016, 22:44 (Ref:3610746)   #29
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It might help them

If of course the other riders rode like Stoner, which they dont!

It would have helped Honda perfectly, but Marquez threw his toys out the pram like the childish little brat he always has been
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If they rode like Stoner they could be in contention for the title! That's why I think a couple of wins is realistic for them this year
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