MotoGP » Stoner cruises to Indy victory

Casey Stoner wins the Indianapolis MotoGP from Dani Pedrosa and Ben Spies.

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August 29, 2011 4:42 PM

re: "Reading some of the comments in here in particular the ones most voted for I cannot believe that those were posted by matured motorsport fans."

you are correct. most are NOT posted by mature motorsport fans. fully understanding how fragile and niche the business of motorbike racing truly is (down now to only 17 bikes with potential for further reductions), mature motorsport fans see the long-term folly in being CHRONICALLY cannibalistic and devaluing. MMF's know from Aesop and his fable of the goose that lays the golden eggs. such teachings are absent from today's school systems and unfortunately have been for some time.


August 29, 2011 4:47 PM

re: ""The sport will decrease in popularity if this keeps up...
And your point is?"

his point is exactly as stated. it doesn't require a cipher. it's neither a loaded statement nor a trick question.


August 29, 2011 4:50 PM

re: "and the "bunch of pussies' remark not so long ago. It came across as childish, primadonna like behaviour from someone who should know better"

it came across to me as someone who simply "dished it out" as good as it was being delivered.

the horse with no name - Unregistered

August 30, 2011 7:46 AM

@ shamrone

Who gives a flying fu@k if the sport gets less popular when the people who are only interested in watching Rossi win leaves? Motogp will continue, just like it did before Rossi arrived. It is not going to die out because he leaves.. or is that what you are trying to imply? No golden goose = no eggs? Less sponsors doesn't mean no sponsors. The cost / rule structures may have to change to fit the financial capabilities of the teams, but that is a long way from 'killing the golden goose'. The opportunity to have a good laugh at him this year have only come because of his own poor performances. Are you suggesting that Rossi should be allowed to win for the financial benefit of the sport?

There are many motorcycle competitions being run around the world with passionate fans and plenty of sponsors that have nothing to do with Rossi. Please stop being such a pompous twit and investing the guy with god-like properties.

Catch Up - Unregistered

August 30, 2011 8:36 AM

I dont think Rossi not doing well is going to make less people come to the track as alot of his fans have tried to point out.
There is a new kid in town with a no crap approach to racing a motorcycle, he says exactly how it is, he now has the reputation as the fastest man on 2 wheels and to see him race is aweinspiring.
The best thing is next year he will go faster and slide more, sorry Rossi fans but I think you will see a increase in crowds over the next few years just to watch this guy.

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