Interview: Casey Stoner vs. Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, In The May Issue

Interview: Casey Stoner vs. Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, In The May Issue

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        Casey Stoner is one of the greatest motorcycle road racers of all time and the only rider to have won a MotoGP World Championship on Ducati’s Desmosedici, the bike that has befuddled many a World Champion. 

        The notoriously tricky Desmosedici wasn’t an easy ride, even for Stoner. At the end of his rookie MotoGP season in 2006 the 21-year-old climbed off his LCR Honda RC211V and onto the big red Ducati. “My first thoughts were, ‘What have I’ve done?!’ ” he recalls, chatting on FaceTime from his Australian home. “I thought I’d sent my career down a spiral by going with Ducati. But we never let that defeat us—’Let’s go to work with whatever we have.’ ” 

        And that’s exactly what he did, winning more than half the races on his way to the 2007 MotoGP title. 

        Of course it helped that Stoner was one of the most naturally talented riders ever to grace a Grand Prix grid, which is why he was the only Ducati rider to win a dry-weather MotoGP race for almost a decade. Even now it’s a mystery to many how Stoner could win so many races on a bike that battered and bewildered riders of the caliber of Valentino Rossi, Nicky Hayden, and Marco Melandri… 

      —Interview: Casey Stoner vs. Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, by MotoGP Editor Mat Oxley


            A decade after winning his second MotoGP World Championship, Casey Stoner explains why he doesn’t regret retiring at his peak and how he’s dealing with his latest challenge: Chronic Fatigue Syndrome. MotoGP Editor Mat Oxley shares Stoner’s thoughts and insights in the latest issue of Roadracing World!


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