MotoGP » Valentino Rossi's salary still highest in MotoGP

Valentino Rossi the only motorcycle racer on latest Forbes 'World's Highest-Paid Athletes' list.

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June 12, 2013 1:05 AM

@ Guna4699 & The Neg Guy.
Unfortunately it has to do with passion. One guy has it the other doesn't.
Tell me Tiger Woods is worth 71mill with his bad attitude and the message he sends to the young fans with his womanising.
Then compare that with what Rossi does and brings to Moto GP. Not to mention the dangers involved.
!0mill is not a lot. The endorsements he receives is 100% related to the way he promotes himself.
Dorna will have a lot of work to do to fill the whole (dollar wise) Rossi leaves when he chucks it in.
Go Rossi.


June 12, 2013 2:58 AM

@ Dr Abbas.
He definitely has the ability, and if his attitude stays the same, he can be up there for sure.
It's got a lot to do (money earning potential) with how you conduct yourself. If you do it right the rewards will come, if you don't you may win championships, but it will not promote your endoresments.
Seen anyone with Fogerty T shirts on. lol.


June 12, 2013 3:22 AM

ok..this doesnt make sense...just a rewind

mid last season, the rumours were

- Ducati willing to pay Rossi 12 million to stay

- Yamaha going out of their way to pay Lorenzo and retain him

- Yamaha claimed not having any money left for Rossi and hence he got a pay cut.....(it was estimated 4 million or something back then)

so basically now they are saying Rossi was offered the same by Yamaha as that by Ducati (12 million) ????

no wonders he picked the Yamaha.....

So how much did lorenzo get ??? 15-20 million ?? i bet he lost out on endorsements....


June 12, 2013 4:34 AM


Memory of a goldfish ey?
Rossi has spent every year of his life since he was a kid working towards his goal of MotoGP champion, and was it able to maintain it 7 times in a row (incl. 125&250) and then a further 2 more times.

All those years, still pushing himself despite the younger generation, all those years he needed to build up his superstar image.

I think he deserves his pay, don't you? No, you're a typical crashclown who finds solace in belittling those whose a$$ you'd kiss if you met them in real life.


June 12, 2013 7:31 AM
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...f1 is doing fine without schumacher ??? moto gp would be better off without rossi and i am a fan but lets face it lorenzo is on a different level...give the ride to cal and stick rossi on a r1 in wsb as winning the championship would finish he's career nicely

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