Stoner Expects To Be Strong On His Final Farewell

Casey Stoner feels he is in good shape to close out his MotoGP career with a 39th career victory in the premier class. The Australian said goodbye to his home fans with a dominant win at Phillip Island and believes the Ricardo Tormo circuit will also play to his and the Repsol Honda RC213V’s strengths.

“Valencia should be a little better for me again, not as good as Phillip Island, but I’ve always had great success there, many pole positions and race wins. I hope we can be competitive there and with the track going left it should suit our bike and me a little better at this point. It’s not going to be easy but it would be nice to get another good result in my final race in MotoGP”.

Despite seeing the title slip away in Australia, teammate Dani Pedrosa is looking forward to the season finale and hopes to return to winning ways.

“I’m very excited to get to Valencia and race again in front of the Spanish crowd. It’s been a long time away and I really look forward to enjoy the atmosphere there; it’s always a special race because it’s the last one of the season and I have a lot of people there supporting me together with my family and friends. I enjoy riding this track and we’ve had good results there in the past. So, I want to make this weekend special and fight for the win and finish the season on a high”.