The 26-year-old Casey Stoner, today announced at the press conference prior to the French Grand Prix at the Circuit of Le Mans, who is retiring at the end the 2012 season of MotoGP. The current world champion and team rider Repsol Honda.
Australian Statements have created a holder of uncertainty and disbelief, and a few days ago the news had jumped through the magazine “Motorcycle Only” and that SoloCircuito echoed in this article ( click here to read ). While this news was flatly denied during the Grand Prix in Jerez, where Stoner said that he still had many years in the Competition.
“After thinking for a long time, to talk a lot with my family and my wife for a couple of years, I decided that I will retire at the end of this season and not compete in the Championship of 2013. I will end my career the end of this season in MotoGP and go on doing different things in my life ”
“After so many years trying to get where we have arrived at this time, the sport has changed so much and changed so much that I’m not enjoying. I have no passion for it and I think it’s best that I retire now” .
Stoner has emphasized that there are “many things” that have “disappointed” but has “loved the sport” . “But unfortunately, the balance has been in the wrong direction. So basically, I will not continue. would be well I could say I follow another year, but then when you have to stop?. So we decided to end now. ” has sentenced the # 27 at the press conference.
The other side of the coin is, as we mentioned in our previous article, the juncture where the Directive leaves Repsol Team, as it is known that the Australian had requested to continue for another season and direa time thus, the arrival of Marc Marquez to the top. Recall that a class driver that goes under the rules of the MotoGP World can not do directly to an official factory team.
HRC, meanwhile, puts forward the fact that earlier took Rizla Suzuki rider Alvaro Bautista as the first year in which the Talavera Queen ascended to the category. This gives a sharp weapon which seriously embarrass Dorna, despite a few days ago, the very Carmelo Ezpeleta, in turn, announced that they would not have more distinctions in this regard.
Anyway, this is the last season that one of the great disputes the World Championship Competition most decorated of all time. Casey Stoner, with two world titles to his credit, both in the MotoGP class, and in clear contention for the title in the current season, unless Jorge Lorenzo and Dani Pedrosa not hinder them, will vacate one of the bikes an official of the strongest teams of the tournament.