Featured in the May 2021 issue of Roadracing World:
Casey Stoner is one of the greatest road motorcycle riders of all time and the only one to have won a MotoGP World Championship on Ducati’s Desmosedici, the bike that has baffled many world champions.
The notoriously delicate Desmosedici hasn’t been easy, even for Stoner. At the end of his rookie MotoGP season in 2006, the 21-year-old stepped out of his LCR Honda RC211V and onto the big red Ducati. “My first thoughts were, ‘What have I done ?!’ He recalls chatting on FaceTime from his Australian home. “I thought I had sent my career on a spiral by going with Ducati. But we never let that get the best of us – “Let’s go work with all we have”. “
And that’s exactly what he did, winning more than half of the races en route to the 2007 MotoGP title.
Of course, this helped Stoner to be one of the most naturally talented riders to have been on a Grand Prix grid, which is why he was the only Ducati rider to win a MotoGP race in dry weather for nearly of a decade. Even now, it’s a mystery to many how Stoner was able to win so many races on a motorcycle that bewildered and bewildered riders of the caliber of Valentino Rossi, Nicky Hayden and Marco Melandri …
—Interview: Casey Stoner against Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, by Mat Oxley, MotoGP Editor-in-Chief
Ten years after winning his second MotoGP World Championship, Casey Stoner explains why he doesn’t regret retiring at his peak and how he’s coping with his latest challenge: chronic fatigue syndrome. MotoGP Editor-in-Chief Mat Oxley shares Stoner’s thoughts and insights in the latest issue of Roadracing World!
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