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One of the most successful drivers of Moto GP, Valentino Rossi has criticised the sport by saying that it has lost its lustre in recent years. The seven time world champion Valentino Rossi has had a very difficult time with Ducati in the last three years. It was meant to be a dream match made in heaven, but it has not turned out that way because he has struggled to prevent the domination of the likes of Casey Stoner and Jorge Lorenzo. This year has been dominated by Jorge Lorenzo and Dani Pedrosa. Valentino Rossi has said that there are no serious changes within the rulebook in order to make the sport more entertaining.
However, he is confident that he will return to winning ways once he returns to Yamaha at the end of the season. Rossi had an extraordinary spell with Yamaha before moving to Ducati a few seasons ago. He has said that he has no regrets about moving to Ducati because he feels that the team achieved as high as possible. He has also won almost everything in his career to be able to not feel sad about not winning in the last three years. The current champion Casey Stoner will be retiring from the sport at the end of the season.
“You look at Moto3, the races are very exciting, Moto2 is fantastic and then MotoGP is boring. So they have to change the product. Now is the worst moment in MotoGP since I joined in 2000. It is the most boring moment. Races are quite bad and it is very difficult to stay awake. This is not the time in my career to be struggling every weekend like this,” said the 33-year-old Ducati driver. He has not managed a victory in the last 37 races.
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The Moto GP champion Casey Stoner has revealed that he will be retiring from the sport this season in order to move to car racing in the future. The 26-year-old has revealed a few months ago that he will be retiring from the sport without actually mentioning the reasons behind his early departure from the sport. Casey Stoner only recently won the MotoGP world championship title after a spectacular season. However, he has not been able to defend the title this season after suffering a major injury during the season. He has been out for a number of weeks now, but is finally expected to be back from the ankle injury suffered a few weeks ago.
Casey Stoner has revealed that he has always had a passion for cars racing. He is expected to go into V8 car racing after a few years of practice. The Australian is currently the fifth greatest driver in the history of the sport after having won 37 races up until now. The Italian Valentino Rossi leads the table by long-distance after having taken 79 victories during his illustrious career. Casey Stoner can overtake the former Moto GP driver Mike Hailwood with just one more victory.
“I’m hoping to go car racing, it’s been a long time dream of mine. I’ve had a huge passion for V8s since I’ve been 12 or 14 years old. In the not too distant future I could be on the grid, you never know. Just recently I’ve shown more interest in cars. I have to be realistic and see whether I’ll be quick enough or not to be competitive, but it’s something I’d like to give a go, and I’ll definitely be around the paddock. The ligaments are healing as well as they can be,” said the Australian in a recent interview.
Casey Stoner has said that he is not sure whether he’ll be able to retain the Moto GP title that he won last season. The 26-year-old was badly injured in a recent accident, which has left him with the need to undergo surgery. The Australian has flown back to his home country in order to undergo the surgery, which will see him miss the Czech Republic Grand Prix as a result of it. He has also failed to put in a comeback date, which has put his future into question. Casey Stoner has been one of the shining riders in the Moto GP since Valentino Rossi.
He lifted the Moto GP title last season, but looks unlikely to retain the same this time around. Despite suffering a major injury in the race at Indianapolis, Casey Stoner managed to finish in the fourth position. However, he will not be taking part in the Czech Grand Prix after he has decided to act on the advice of the doctors, who have threatened him with a life threatening problem if he does not rest. Casey Stoner has won two Moto GP titles in his career. The victories in 2007 and 2011 are unlikely to be repeated in 2012 according to the Australian.
“Until we’ve had the surgery we won’t know. It’s disappointing news but it’s finished our championship. Normally my doctor doesn’t have a problem with me riding with injury but as soon as he read the report he advised me against riding in Indianapolis. All the reports have been the same, that I need to get off this foot as soon as I can. To have these kind of disappointments is frustrating, especially in my last year, but that’s racing,” said Stoner, who will be retiring from the spot at the end of the season.
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