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January 14th, 2013, 04:03 PM   #1
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Seems Nakamoto san almost persuaded Stoner to reconsider.


From Speedcafe.
http://www.speedcafe.com/2013/01/14/...stoner-return/




Honda: Door always open for Stoner return
<ul>[]Monday 14th January, 2013 12:06am[/list]

Casey Stoner spent two seasons with the factory Honda team prior to his retirement



Motorcycling giant Honda says that it will re-sign recently retired rider Casey Stoner in a heartbeat should the Australian’s passion for MotoGP ever return.


Stoner hung up his leathers at the end of the 2012 season, allegedly knocking back a $15 million per year deal from Honda to continue racing.


The 27-year-old has yet to confirm any future racing plans but is expected to move into V8 Supercars’ second-tier Dunlop Series with category benchmark squad Triple Eight.


Far from resenting Stoner’s decision to walk out on its MotoGP program, the Honda Racing Corporation’s vice president Shuhei Nakamoto says the two-time world champion could slide straight back into the team should he wish to.


“Casey is a rider I really love. I couldn’t imagine anything better than racing with him,” said Nakamoto.


“We were constantly shocked that the bikes we had made could go so fast when Casey was in the saddle. When Casey is confident and relaxed about his riding, there is nobody in MotoGP who can come close.


“We held a farewell party for him on the Monday night after the Valencia GP. After the party was over, the two of us stayed on, chatting, and I found I couldn’t control my tears. I really felt so sad about him leaving MotoGP.


“The following day I was asked by a number of Casey’s friends what I said to him that night. When I asked why they wanted to know, they said that Casey, who had never wavered until then in his decision to retire, had said “maybe after all I should keep on racing…”


“Right from the first day Casey came to ride for Repsol Honda, pretty much every day he came up with something new that astonished us. I don’t know of any other rider that is such fun to work with.


“I hope he quickly recovers from his injury, and if he ever decides to come back he will find a warm welcome waiting. I told him that’s always on offer.”


Nakamoto also revealed that Stoner, who announced his retirement in April, 2012, first informed Honda of his plan to quit as early as October the previous year.


“It was after he won the Australian GP to secure the championship (that Casey first spoke of retirement),” he said.


“He still had one more year to run on his contract with us, so he said he would ride for Honda in 2012, but it was quite a shock to hear he wanted to retire.


“Ever since the season began, he kept saying he wanted to make his decision public. Naturally, we really wanted him to continue with us and repeatedly tried to persuade him to reconsider, but Casey’s mind was made up.


“It was at Round Four in France that he finally got his way and announced his plans during the Thursday Press Conference. I was OK with that, since I thought it would motivate him to win his final championship and retire in a blaze of glory.


“Unfortunately it didn’t turn out like that, but he still had a great final season.”


Stoner has been replaced in the factory Honda team for 2013 by 19-year-old Spaniard Marc Marquez, who last year won the Moto2 world title in dominant fashion.
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The door may always be open to Mr. Quitter Stoner.

But the questions is -
Does Stoner has the guts to come back to MotoGP for a real challenge?
Is Stoner going to continue hiding in the lake?

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January 14th, 2013, 07:51 PM   #3
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Door is open... What a fucking surprise the door is open for the most successful rider of the last six years... what kind of an idiot would close it?





Oh, the one who posted above me...
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January 14th, 2013, 09:35 PM   #4
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The door may always be open to Mr. Quitter Stoner.


But the questions is -

Does Stoner has the guts to come back to MotoGP for a real challenge?

Is Stoner going to continue hiding in the lake?

Casey hires guys like you to wash his cars, cut his grass, feed his dogs, and clean his soiled clothing. He'd probably even hire someone to pay you so as not to be burdened by your stupidity.


He's got nothing to prove to the unwashed masses like yourself. Casey's got nothing to prove. Rossi's time on the Ducati is all the testament that'll ever be needed.

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Stoner is the coward, the smart and the cunning all added up together.


Retire after being labelled the best due to Rossi's failure,....perfect timing.



Now, while hiding in the lakes away from new stronger challengers, Stoner enjoys -

- getting fans putting him on a legendary status (but only blind fans)

real Aussie fans would have labeled him a coward



- getting invited back by Honda, by leaving the door open.



What a big difference a timing makes. As I had said, Stoner, the coward, the smart, the cunning
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Casey hires guys like you to wash his cars, cut his grass, feed his dogs, and clean his soiled clothing. He'd probably even hire someone to pay you so as not to be burdened by your stupidity.


He's got nothing to prove to the unwashed masses like yourself. Casey's got nothing to prove. Rossi's time on the Ducati is all the testament that'll ever be needed.

Casey's got plenty to prove, he is still not even close to 30 yrs old. A real testament of a legend is his long term domination and competitiveness. Being dominant in random short period of years is not legend, anyone can do that.

Becoming a champ in Bridgestones with others on Michelin, and second time on all-conquering Honda is good achievement, but to be brought to greatness and legend status, he needs to beat new generation of riders and continue to beat his current rivals....he dares not face this.


Michael Doohan would have been ashamed that his compatriot chickened away from fresh challenge.

Doohan nearly lost his leg, yet came back, battled it out till 34 yrs, until another big high side put him out for good, and his physical conditions had put a strain on his ability to ride anymore, then only he stopped racing.

Thats what I call stuff of real legend and champion, not someone who went hiding away in the lakes in the face of new challenge.


Jack Brabham, the legendary Formula One champion from Australia, would have suffered a major heart attack upon hearing the news of his so-called fellow national hero Casey Stoner chickening out of the MotoGP challenge in a young and healthy state. Old and great man Brabham must be disgusted how can a champion walk away from the sports so that he can gurantee his level of greatness... Luckily Brabham is calm.
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January 14th, 2013, 10:52 PM   #7
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Stoner is the coward, the smart and the cunning all added up together.


Retire after being labelled the best due to Rossi's failure,....perfect timing.



Now, while hiding in the lakes away from new stronger challengers, Stoner enjoys -

- getting fans putting him on a legendary status (but only blind fans)

real Aussie fans would have labeled him a coward



- getting invited back by Honda, by leaving the door open.



What a big difference a timing makes. As I had said, Stoner, the coward, the smart, the cunning







So I'm not a real Aussie fan and I'm blind.





In a recent movie about persons of lower socio economicstatus, education, awareness employability, personalhygiene avoidance of criminality and so on anexploration(at comedic level) was made of persons who label things un-Australian.





It is the ultimate lowest class of argument, and I'm afraid that MH has erred, that you would pull that one out nearly labels you as completely and utterly unemployable. The closest you are going to get to understanding Stoner is stealing his mobile phone while he at the beach.





I am also annoyedbecauseI put you on my ignore list and then responded to your stupid trolling.





A cup of tea should sort that out.
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Why ignore some of the best ignorance on here in some time? I'm gonna just keep poking at it! (but not directly enough so there is understanding... just enough to amuse myself!!)
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Oh OK, Mick D. We'll wander on with the thicky.


Dear Mr Bird,

Black Jack still has the first penny he earned. He'd be doing a Scrooge McDuck in a flash if he was offered what Casey had dangled in front of him. "Racing? I'm riiich, biiitch!"

Love and Light,

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January 15th, 2013, 12:51 PM   #10
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If hes just a troll, then he is very good at it.
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