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Stoner is being paid about the same as Pedrosa and Lorenzo (approx 5 million euro). Rossi is being paid approx(till the end of this year) 15 million euro.
Stoner is not interested in money, it's never been a driving force for him. About 3 years ago the Sydney Morning Herald published the top 10 highest paid Australian sportsmen (headed by Mat Maladin) and Stoner wasn't even on the list.
The reason he's leaving is the bikes.
He only wants to race race-bikes. He's never raced a production or production based bike and has absolutely no interest in them.