Stoner retired from MotoGP at the end of the 2012 season and won two world titles. One is Ducati in 2007 and the other is Honda in 2011.
After the end of his MotoGP racing career, Stoner played the role of test rider at Honda and Ducati until 2018, easily racing in the Super 2 class of the Supercars Championship in Australia.
When Stoner returned to the MotoGP paddock as a guest in the final round of the 2021 campaign, he suggested that MotoGP aerodynamics “basically changed to F1” and contributed to the cost increase.
He also feels the need to adjust the spec electronics currently in use across the grid to make the bike harder to ride.
“To be honest, I want to speak out in the technical rules,” Stoner said.
“Obviously that would be controversial, but I believe there are elements that don’t need to be there.
“They’re certainly not a safety issue, they’re just pushing prices and everything out of the roof.
“We’re trying to make things more cost-effective, but one of the factors we now have is basically to turn it into F1, and the cost just goes beyond the roof. I did.
“That’s why I want certain parts to disappear. I think we need to make significant electronic reductions.
“I think it was in 2016 or when we introduced an equivalent ECU, but it was still better than the previous year.
“So it wasn’t a setback that everyone thought it would be.
Ducati team with Francesco Bagnaia and Casey Stoner
Photo: Francesco Bagnaia
“And to be honest, I think we need to take a step back. I want to see them slipping, I want to see people struggling to grip from the corners, people may be starting the race really well But I want to see the tire choices recede and people slowly come back.
“It all happens with a few different regulations. It doesn’t take long.
“And I think overtaking is better than it is now because it’s not just braking.
“Slightly ruin the exit and you’ll find someone who will chase them.
“In that case, the bike setup is also much more important. I think there are some changes, but the race will be great.”
Stoner was notorious for being critical of MotoGP’s direction in CRT regulation in 2012. This paved the way for spec electronics used today to make MotoGP more competitive.
Since the switch in 2016, nine riders have won the race in 2016, nine have won again in 2020, and eight riders have won in 2021. A mix of factory riders and satellite riders, five of the six manufacturers contribute to these numbers.
Double World Champion Casey Stoner wants to improve the ride quality of MotoGP bikes
https://www.autosport.com/motogp/news/double-world-champion-casey-stoner-wants-motogp-bikes-made-harder-to-ride/6928344/?utm_source=RSS&utm_medium=referral&utm_campaign=RSS-ALL&utm_term=News&utm_content=uk Double World Champion Casey Stoner wants to improve the ride quality of MotoGP bikes