Mar 9, 2011 0
Although it’s widely accepted I’m a complete Alvaro Bautista nut, I have no illusions about his championship chances this season, and I’ve always cheerd on other riders too. One rider I loved and cheered for in the top class right from his slightly ragged first season in 2006 is Aussie boy Casey Stoner. He’s not everyone’s cup of tea, but then plenty of people always have something to say about Dani Pedrosa or Jorge Lorenzo too. You just can’t please everyone.
Casey is a mercurial talent and a hard worker, and can work miracles when all things line up with the bike… He did a moster job of taming the Ducati to stomp through 2007 to the MotoGP title.
And this season he could well be something of a favourite again. Certainly I’m going to be rooting for him at the front of the field and I hope on the top of the podium.
He’s looking cool and confident – and fast – on the bike so far; and he’s also looking quite dapper in the new Repsol kit including some nifty aboriginal designs worked into his orangey Alpinestars boots and gloves, which because of how they look from anything other than extreme close-up has already bagged him the nickname “Tiger Paws” for 2011.
All of which is basically a preamble into a nice interview released by the Repsol Media service on the back of the testing in Sepang and ahead of the final Qatar pre-season tests.
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