ESTORIL, PORTUGAL - MAY 06: (FILE PHOTO) Casey Stoner of Australia and Repsol Honda Team celebrates the victory at the end of the MotoGP race of the MotoGp of Portugal at on May 6, 2012 in Estoril, ... more 
ESTORIL, PORTUGAL - MAY 06: (FILE PHOTO) Casey Stoner of Australia and Repsol Honda Team celebrates the victory at the end of the MotoGP race of the MotoGp of Portugal at on May 6, 2012 in Estoril, Portugal. Stoner, a 26 year old Australian announced at a press conference ahead of the French Grand Prix that he will retire from the sport at the season end. Stoner is a two-time world champion, and is the current leader in this season after winning two of the three races so far. In the press conference Stoner said 'After so many years taking part in this sport that I love, and with all the sacrifices that I have had to make, I no longer have the passion to continue and I think that it is best to stop'. (Photo by Mirco Lazzari gp/Getty Images) less 
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