Two-time MotoGP World Champion Casey Stoner has announced he will retire following the end of the 2012 season.
Rumors of Stoner’s impending retirement plans have been floating around for weeks with the 26-year-old Repsol Honda racer saying he will continue racing until he no longer enjoyed it. That seems to be the case now as the 2007 and 2011 MotoGP Champion announced he will retire at a press conference ahead of this weekend’s French Grand Prix at Le Mans.
“After a long time thinking, a lot of time talking with my family and my wife, this has been coming for a couple of years now but at the end of this 2012 season I will be not racing in the 2013 Championship,” Stoner said at the press conference. “I will be finishing my career at the end of this season in MotoGP, and go forward in different things in my life.” Continue Reading »