Stoner thinks he can win the MotoGP championship this year. While that may or may not happen, we'll be cheering for The Doctor as usual...
Casey Stoner seems to be reasonably confident of winning the 2010 MotoGP world championship. ‘I’m feeling better than I have in the last three years. My training levels have increased dramatically and my fitness is a lot higher than ever. We’re really looking forward to this year and are going out to win the championship,’ says Casey, in an interview on MotoGP.com
‘At the last test in Valencia we tried the new engine configuration, and really loved it. We had lots more traction and were able to do more with the bike. We think that’ll help us on the track and make the bike more balanced throughout the season,’ says Stoner.
While Casey is bullish is on his chances of winning the 2010 MotoGP world title, he knows who he must beat in order to be able to do that. ‘Obviously, Valentino’s the one to beat. He’s won the championship the last two years in a row now,’ he says. ‘Sometimes Valentino can be very fast in a weekend and struggle in the race a little bit. Other times you think he’s struggling and in the race he will do very well. Jorge is sometimes a little easier to understand. When things aren’t going well for him throughout a weekend it normally doesn’t improve for the race. He’s often very strong throughout the weekend and that continues into the race. They’re both very different and that’s how you have to approach them,’ adds the Aussie rider.
Well, there’s still about three months left to go before the 2010 season starts. And Stoner or no Stoner, we’ll still be rooting for Valentino ‘The Doctor’ Rossi, so bring it on…!