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 14, 2013 1:26 PM

@Herewego and the others who see racing for what it isn't. Justin Beiber has just announced that he is to be entered in next years MotoGp outfit for Suzuki. He brings the money to fund the exercise and realises that he has a very slim chance of winning. However Mr Beibers chances of a win have been raised by certain Mr Narcissus who is in talks with Justin everytime he passes the mirror and pins his eyebrows down with a wet finger..........
Where is the racing without the circus and vice versa?


June 15, 2013 12:43 AM
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re: "but could someone please explain how on earth can golf attract more sponsorship money than motorcycle racing?"

re: It seems to be fun to play, since a lot of people do it"

actually not a lot of people do it... just a lot of RICH people do it, or should I say WEALTHY people do it.

ie. trust fund babies, old money, people who've never held a job, yet fly planes...? and use phrases like "tack and gyb" in daily conversation. ya don't need millions of those guys... a couple hundred to a couple thousand will do.

ps: there are actually a great deal more of individuals like this out here than you or I could ever imagine.


June 15, 2013 4:31 PM

The reason that VR makes the most money is one that is very easy to understand. Motogp does not have purse money so its all based on popularity and the amount of camera time each rider gets. I'm guessing that on avg rossi gets the most photos taken, he is still the most sought after rider to interview as well. The sponsorship money is the same concept. The more minutes these brands get on TV the more they pay the rider. Period. Just like other sports. The most popular are the highest paid because they are the biggest draw. Obviously the biggest draws are usually the top guys.

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