MotoGP » Report: Valentino Rossi to quit MotoGP?


'The Daily Telegraph understands that Rossi... will not race in MotoGP beyond this year'

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shamarone

May 08, 2012 10:34 AM

racing ferrari's, R18's, etc and getting paid MORE money than what low-budget moto-side could ever pay is gonna be sweet...!!! turning the lights out on motogp while ending the careers of stoner, lorenzo (who nobody is much interested in having race their cars) will be icing on the cake. rossi, give 'em what they're begging for. again no worries, my investments are with WSBK.

ifumi

May 08, 2012 10:37 AM

i agree with @potter88, the coca cola want to buy monster as the main sponsor for rossi, so wherever he go, whatever his machine to choose... i think he still race in 2 wheel for a couple of years with that giant sponsor.

Jamie of Adelaide - Unregistered

May 08, 2012 10:43 AM

I noticed so many 'bad mouth' Rossi saying he is past it and needs to quit but I believe you'll all miss him when he's gone. Pedrosa is not exciting to watch, Lorenzo although heaps more exciting then him is still no Rossi and Stoner? Sadly for me although talented and fast, does not excite me in his racing. Everyone before them are just constantly playing catch up!

Nick636

May 08, 2012 10:44 AM

@ No Way

HOW is he "still the fastest in rider in the wet"....? Pray tell!

As for the "news... Yeah, I'll believe it when I hear HIM say it. He was also switching to Ferrari a few years back...

IF it's true, I guess he is rich and famous enough to do whatever he likes! He has nothing to prove on a bike. Pity it's gone down the way it has, but there is a changing of the guard in all sports. Would like to see him on a Honda against Stoner just to see what happened, but I still Casey'd have him.

Cubikrube

May 08, 2012 10:47 AM

Don-R

Some on here are questioning the validity of the report/reporter/paper. I would agree that there's probably more to this "leak" than initially meets the eye but i wouldn't think The Telegraph would stick up any old nonesense just for a few GP fans to buy their paper, it's just not the done thing with a paper like that :)

dacron

May 08, 2012 10:48 AM

sensationalism is hotter than reality tv shows at the moment.
its at the point nothing you read has any fact to it , opinions are for the public , reporting proved facts is for reporters , the public is exceeding its duties (especially on here :D ).
best way to get the facts is twitter from the horses mouth.

Cubikrube

May 08, 2012 10:52 AM

Aussie, not upsetting me at all just pointing out that this Telegraph is held in reasonably high regard in terms of it's reporting.
Murdoch owns a few over here as well and most of them are complete trash.
I spose on the one hand you give you give us Bayliss/Burgess etc and on the other you bend us over and give us Murdoch lol. And you should have an investigation into any paper he owns over there...in years gone by he would have been sent to Australia for that.....thats not gonna work in this day and age now is it ? :)

Sasha

May 08, 2012 10:55 AM

Chances of a WC with Ducati this year: 0
Chances of a WC with Ducati in 2013: 30%
Chance of a factory Honda in 2013: small
Chance of a factory Yamaha in 2013: 25%
Chance of a WC with Suzuki in 2013: 0
Chance of a WC with a CRT in 2013: 0

If you look at the next few years the chance of winning anything without a ****load of contract crap, sponsor crap, building a bike from scratch (Suzuki), etc are very slim. What are the odds that if he is given a factory Honda or Yamaha he will get all the necessary updates to compete with a Stoner or Lorenzo?
Honda already has problems with a bike + team for Marquez. Because he can't replace Pedrosa in his rookie year. And Yamaha already have more riders than bikes for next year.

The chance that Ducati can compete for the win next year, especially with a rev cap changing the engine demands again is pretty small.

So I wouldn't blame him for walking away. He has proven what he can do. Not much chances to add anything more. And it is not his job to c

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