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Rain sends riders back to the pits at start of Valencia MotoGP test.

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realist - Unregistered

November 13, 2012 10:29 AM

"comments section has really gone to hell on this site hasent it."

Sadly I can't help but think it's just a reflection of the state of the "sport" itself. If it's not run fairly and decently, fair and decent people will loose interest and we can see what you're left with.

excuses - Unregistered

November 13, 2012 10:29 AM

@meanwhile "rossi is fun to watch on and off the bike"

and you have the nerve to label me a pathetic loser!

Who cares what a racer does off the bike? I dont want to go shopping with him, like most real race fans it's what they do on the bike. As for my comments, read them again, i'm having a dig at the Rossi apologists, not the man himself .

realist - Unregistered

November 13, 2012 10:36 AM

Nothing but personal insults from the Rossi fans.

Have you nothing else to offer, if your man really is a legend and saviour of the sport, you don't do him much justice.

Happy Days Are Here Again - Unregistered

November 13, 2012 10:36 AM

"The sun stopped shining on Moto GP when the most talented rider for a generation said he was going to quit.
What's happening now is just a charade anyway."
Posted by Let it rain

You know you're a MotoGP hater when you say this.

petrolbonce

November 13, 2012 10:36 AM
Last Edited 765 days ago

@excuses ever noticed the way that Sheene is considered one of the legends of the sport when he arguably was not one of the greatest riders? The reason being that Sheene's personality (like him or loathe him) attracted a whole lot of attention to the sport. There is little doubt that grand prix racing and motorcycle sport in general gained many fans purely as a result of Sheene's cult of personality. The same is true of Rossi.

You could argue that Stoner is to Rossi what Roberts was to Sheene, but the fact is that while Roberts may have been more successful than Sheene he did less for the sport than Sheene did. Again the same is true of Stoner and Rossi.

will - Unregistered

November 13, 2012 10:49 AM

@petroibonce

wot a load of **** !!!!!!!!!! legends will be talked about stoner will soon be forgotten as for rossi he will be talked about long after he has retired!!FACT!!

Dave - Unregistered

November 13, 2012 10:49 AM

"You could argue that Stoner is to Rossi what Roberts was to Sheene, but the fact is that while Roberts may have been more successful than Sheene he did less for the sport than Sheene did. Again the same is true of Stoner and Rossi."

Agree with the point, however, in the stoner v rossi scenario, rossi is actually the more successful. As the stoner fans will confirm, it is only from 07-12 that stoner has more race wins. Career v career and rossi wins hands down.

realist - Unregistered

November 13, 2012 10:49 AM

@ petrolbonce

You are right in most respects but wrong in one major respect. Sheene did more for the sport than Roberts, but that was only during one relatively small period of time. Sheene (like Rossi) attracted many people as personal supporters but their support followed his fortunes and when he left, they left.

Roberts contributed as a racer, but then continued as a team owner, bike builder, bike developer, coach, sponsor, and he's still contributing. Over decades Roberts contributed much more to the sport of motorcycle racing than Sheene (notwithstanding his tragic illness). People who realise and accept their position within the sport always contribute more than people who think they ARE the sport,..............and so do their supporters!

@petrolbonce... thats not entirely true for stoner, i get what your saying though, but you only have to look at the record breaking attendance figures for stoner's phillip island fairwell, although i suppose his fan base in copmparison to roberts is more to do with the rise of social media, technology etc..

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