You won’t have Casey Stoner to kick around much longer. That’s right. He’s almost done. Find someone else.
Universally respected in the paddock for his tenacious, unrelenting competitiveness. Taming the “unridable” Ducati for years, and pushing it closer to the edge, and winning on it much more than Marco Melandri…or even the great Valentino Rossi, outside the paddock some nitwit fans labelled him a “whiner”. Perhaps they knew more than his fellow MotoGP riders about Mr. Stoner’s character. Perhaps they knew more about Mr. Stoner’s willingness to risk it all than a 1000FPS video could capture. Perhaps they knew Stoner was faking Lactose Intolerance symptoms years ago, despite what his doctors said.Then…perhaps they are just nitwits,…or whiners themselves. Soon it won’t matter.
Stoner is returning to race this weekend at Motegi after rehabilitating his broken ankle. Four races left in a career some just didn’t appreciate or understand. It doesn’t look like Casey will miss it.