MotoGP » Poll Results: Who will Honda sign in Stoner's place?

Valentino Rossi and Stefan Bradl top your list to replace retiring MotoGP champion Casey Stoner.

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yamduc - Unregistered

May 25, 2012 6:31 PM

Everybody seems to forget one important thing... Motogp is death without rossi... Viewersratings were dropping when rossi did bad... Everyone knew it was going to rain in le mans, so rossi would get a shot at the podium... They got 30 percent more viewers worldwide... Dorna needs rossi!!! So rossi is gonna choose where he rides...second reason he bringgs in big sponsors... So if rossi chooses a honda, he will be on a honda, if he chooses yamaha it will be yamaha, if ducati will perform it will be ducati... Whatever he chooses he created a situation where he looks good: if he goes to honda, he will end his career where he started (little teardrop)..., if he chooses yamaha he will return to his big love the M1, if he chooses ducati he will write history an italian on an italian bike winning the title...

He's a clever little guy!!!!


May 25, 2012 6:32 PM

Some of these comments are extremely amusing. Honda wants to continue winning, and Yamaha is their nearest rival. It is realistic to assume (although it's not really an assumption at all) that Honda will seek J.Lo first and foremost. They will try to persuade him with a lucrative deal, and his decision will come down to his desire for more money (which I'm sure that Yamaha will be prepared to counter) or pride in his dealings with Yamaha. Everything else will be determined based on Lorenzo's decision.

there there now - Unregistered

May 25, 2012 6:33 PM


daft comment, why would jorge leave Yamaha, he has a bike equal to the Honda, and number 1 status in the team, and holds sway in it's development direction, to move to a new team / bike and infrastructure would be madness at this point in time.


May 25, 2012 6:37 PM

@ there there now

The answer is very, VERY simple. MONEY!

@ yamduc

I do agree with your assessment about Rossi creating situations in which he can benefit. He is clever, but he is ALSO talented.


May 25, 2012 6:45 PM

Personally i dont think Val will want to leave Ducati without achieving something for them.He will not want to be seen as running away from the challenge,so i think he will stay put.Jorge could well be tempted to join fellow Spaniard Dani though.Failing that,i can see one of the Tech3 boys being offered the job.

yamduc - Unregistered

May 25, 2012 6:45 PM

@realist: of course he's talented, we saw that in le mans... He has by far the most racing talent over race distance... With getting older, he maybe lost a little of fast lap ability... But he's got the hole package...

It speaks for itself, when i could create the circumstances i wouldn't be riding a motogpbike because i can't even ride a tricycle without tipping over....

yawnn - Unregistered

May 25, 2012 7:00 PM

Honda really is not losing any sleep over this. It not Stoner that is the main factor. It is the bike. So Honda does not need Jlo, #46 or Dovi to maintain a winning run. Am 56, fat, couldn't turn a door handle, and would cost only about $750 a month. The bike is so good they are going to hire me, put me on it and I will still have won the campionship by the summer break. Man, we're really wasting oxygen over this. Let's talk about something else!

there there now - Unregistered

May 25, 2012 7:05 PM

@Realist: be Realistic in your assessment.

I do not believe money comes into it, he is already a multimillionaire and you can only spend so much, it's the championship prestige and beating Stoner and especially Rossi that's what he wants, after all more money will not make you any faster.

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