Casey Stoner, a two-time MotoGP champ with Ducati and Honda, suggests a big change in MotoGP rules.
He wants to attract brands like Kawasaki and Suzuki by creating stable rules lasting a decade. This, he says, helps manufacturers plan better and handle budgets without constant worries.
Stoner doesn’t like the current focus on aero and speed, saying it brings more risks. Yet, his main worry is the money trouble that made Kawasaki and Suzuki leave MotoGP. He wants rules that stay the same for 10 years, so brands can commit without budget stress.
“We don’t need these on the streets, so we can regulate what we do,” Stoner says. He sees MotoGP as a prototype championship and believes clear, long-term rules will help brands join without money headaches.
Stoner criticizes MotoGP for copying Formula 1. He thinks MotoGP should create its own identity. Trying to be like F1, with too many electronics, has led to races without all riders this year, he says.
MotoGP added sprint races, copying F1 again, but Stoner isn’t a fan. He thinks the sport should keep its uniqueness. “Our bikes are a foot-and-a-half wide, and you can fit eight in one corner,” he says. Sprint races, according to Stoner, are not needed. He wants to stick with the current format for a consistent rider lineup each week.
In short, Casey Stoner’s idea aims to make MotoGP stable, predictable, and unique. He hopes this will bring back brands like Suzuki and Kawasaki to the top of motorcycle racing.