MotoGP » Valentino Rossi: Big gains, some problems remain

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Every year throughout VR's career, MotoGP has got more and more political, with the ability of a racer to 'make the difference' being eroded by technology and data only some get all of, and by the fact that the politics and influence of big business mean that some bikes simply aren't permitted to race to win, while others are so far removed in budget and equipment that they haven't a hope. The gap now between the 'haves' and the 'have nots', plus the off-track limits and deals done mean that MotoGP is a race series in name only - its a complete corruption of the term 'Racing' in any real sense. Its now worse than ever, VR is at least one of the 'Haves' in that he has a Factory Yamaha. He's one of only 4 guys that have the team, kit and most of all the PERMISSION to be able to race to win.

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