Team Ducati Nicky Hayden and Casey Stoner

Casey Stoner and his physiotherapist Alfredo Dente, Ducati MotoGP Team

MotoGP Laguna Seca 2009, Casey Stoner – Ducati MotoGP Team – 4th
It has been a weekend to forget. I can’t be happy with fourth place even if it has limited the damage to my championship chances. Today I didn’t feel as bad at the end of the race as I have done in the last two but I’m still not right. I found it really difficult to keep my concentration over the last few laps and I was in a bit of a daze by the end. My left arm was feeling really tired by the end because of the fact there are so many left-handers here and my left wrist still doesn’t have the full range of movement after my operation in the winter. I’m really disappointed because without all of these problems we could have done so much better. I want to thank the team for giving me a great bike and also Doctor Claudio Macchiagodena and our physiotherapist Freddie (Dente) for all their help. Now we’ll focus on trying to find out the root of the problem because racing in this condition is not much fun.” (

MotoGP Catalunya 2009, Monday Test Info
This morning, when I woke up, I had some cramp in my legs and a backache so I did some physiotherapy con Freddy (Dente, the team’s physiotherapist) and then got on the bike. I was not in perfect shape and I couldn’t make more than a couple of runs at a time. Despite this, we managed to test what we needed to test, the set-up of the bike, the carbon fork and a new rear shock. I’m fairly happy because the test has confirmed what we thought and I think we are improving bit by bit. We are still lacking some rear grip but we we’ve found a few ways to improve the bike and I am optimistic. Now I’m looking forward to resting and to getting back to 100% fitness in time for Assen.” (

Gracias al equipo por su trabajo y a mi fisioterapeuta, Freddie Dente, por ayudarme a estar en la carrera con una fractura en la muñeca.
Merci à l’équipe pour leur travail et à mon physiothérapeute Freddie Dente, pour m’aider à gérer la course avec une fracture au poignet.

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