Two time world motorcycling champion Casey Stoner has stunned motorsport fans by announcing he will retire at the end of the 2012 season. The 26-year-old Australian (who was leading the MotoGP standings at the time), made his announcement at a news conference ahead of the French Grand Prix. Video above sourced from ABC News.
“After a long period of thought and numerous discussions with my wife and family, I have decided to stop competing at the end of the season,” said Honda’s defending champion. Casey will be remembered as a fearless, talented and exemplary athlete!