Casey Stoner Retires


Oakley’s 2 x World Motorcycling Champion Casey Stoner announced last week that he would retire at the end of the season for “family reasons”.
MotoGP’s defending champion and this year’s points leader after winning two of the season’s three events, made his announcement ahead of Sunday’s French Grand Prix.
“After a long period of thought and numerous discussions with my wife and family, I have decided to stop competing at the end of the season,”
“After so many years taking part in this sport that I love, and with all the sacrifices that I have had to make, I no longer have the passion to continue and I think that it is best to stop.”
Already rumours have started about Stoner moving into V8 Supercars after he test drove a car last December with championship benchmark Team Vodaphone, recording competitive lap times and impressing the team.
Whatever the case we wish Casey Stoner and his family the best of luck in the future.
2011 – 1st MotoGP – Honda
2010 – 4th MotoGP – Ducati
2009 – 4th MotoGP – Ducati
2008 – 2nd MotoGP – Ducati
2007 – 1st MotoGP – Ducati
2006 – 8th MotoGP – Honda
2005 – 2nd 250 MotoGP – Aprilia
2004 – 5th 125 MotoGP – KTM
2003 – 8th 125 MotoGP – Aprilia
2002 – 12th 250 MotoGP – Aprilia
2001 – 2nd 125 UK Series – Honda
2001 – 2nd 125 Spanish Series – Honda
2000 – 1st Aprilia Challange UK – Aprilia


Neil Sutton


May 24, 2012