'The bikes must be dangerous, difficult' - Casey Stoner

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Casey Stoner was live from Australia to talk about Valentino Rossi. One of the Doctor's most bitter opponents was in connection with the launch of his Nolan replica helmet 10 years after his second World Championship. The first conquered with Ducati in 2007, the second with Honda in 2011. “ Why did I retire? It's simple, I've always liked 2-stroke engines. For me they are the real engines of competition. They are difficult and unpredictable, and when I moved from 250 to MotoGP I found the 4T easier. First the electronics, which took away a lot of control, then the aerodynamics… The bikes must be dangerous, difficult “.

He made history for his rivalry with Valentino Rossi, certainly the rival who has given the most trouble. “ I have always looked at what Valentino was doing, ever since I was racing in 125cc - admitted Casey Stoner -. Because he has always been a rider who knew how to do things that others couldn't. On the track, but also off, in the relationship with the fans, something that has never interested me too much… Ours was a great rivalry, even if at a certain point some tension was created “. The Doctor replies to his words. "I raced with Casey throughout his MotoGP career from 2006 to 2012. It wasn't a long time, but it was enough for him to show all his natural talent. I am happy to have fought with him, he was one of the fastest and wildest riders “.

Casey Stoner, sitting on the sofa at home, lays down the hatchet and gives credit to Valentino Rossi. Both for what has been done in the MotoGP paddock and for the historic rivalry that has made and will continue to make history. As in the 2011 Spanish GP, when the Australian blurted out that famous “your ambition was stronger than your talent”, a phrase that will remain in the memory . “ I learned a lot from him. Valentino has always been very good, also using the press to his advantage “.

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