2. Stuck throttle for Casey Stoner

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At first there was speculation that maybe Casey had lost some of his racecraft after this nasty spill that resulted in injuries to his shoulder and tibula. It’d been a few years since Stoner last raced, and though he was leading the race when he fell, maybe the pressure of this prestigious race was getting to him. Turns out, this big crash wasn’t the Australian’s fault at all. HRC was hesitant to reveal what caused the spill, but after Casey himself posted on his social media channels that the throttle (which was a special part and not the standard CBR1000RR/Fireblade unit) was partially stuck open, Honda had no choice but to admit fault and apologize to Stoner. Let’s hope Casey wants to redeem himself next year and comes back for another go.