Our friends at Solo Moto dropped a bombshell by publishing a story that indicates Casey Stoner is contemplating retirement from MotoGP at the end of this season. Stoner is only 26 years old, but is already a two-time MotoGP world champion. It is well-known in the paddock that Stoner’s young family, including his wife and newborn daughter, are extremely important to him. After Jerez last weekend, Stoner flew home to Switzerland to be with his wife and daughter for a few days before heading to Estoril for this weekend’s race.
Although he already has 34 wins in MotoGP, Stoner has said publicly he does not care about setting records. He views MotoGP has his job, nothing more.
Honda is reportedly desperate to extend his contract beyond the end of this year. Understandable.