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January 17th, 2017, 02:25 AM   #1
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What will you do when Rossi retires?

Because it's a dead time in the forum until the new season starts, I thought I'd make another thread

For those that support Rossi, who will you support once he's no longer racing?

For those who dislike or complain about Rossi, who do you think will irritate you instead when he's no longer racing?

I know it sounds like I'm trying to stir the pot here but I'm actually genuinely curious

I really like jack Miller (not just because he's an Aussie) but not sure how well he'll do or if he'll ever get a factory bike

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January 17th, 2017, 03:18 AM   #2
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Listen to all the people who lament the Rossi days and how much better it all was when Rossi was on the track...

I'm not sure, it took me several years to elevate Rossi to his current Twat status. I think Ianone was looking popular for it for a while. Perhaps some young hotshot from the VR46 Academy? They are likely to come through with a massive fanfare whenever that happens.

I like Jack Miller's attitude. Also Laverty. Cal, not so much.

One thing for sure, it is hard to imagine MotoGP without Rossi in it.
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I`ll pop a bottle if the goat will go grazing, but this will never happen. he will turn into a dark sith lord, but with wider influence than puig, and we`ll have to stand him for ever
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Moto GP needs as many competitive riders as possible so when Rossi eventually retires I hope there's some guys in the pipeline to keep the series interesting.
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Moto GP needs as many competitive riders as possible so when Rossi eventually retires I hope there's some guys in the pipeline to keep the series interesting.
There are plenty riders already there plus the young riders in lower classes. Add to them the kids from series like red bull rookies and FIM cev, and the future of top class motorcycle racing isn't just safe but exciting.

My own feelings are that as much as Rossi has risen the profile I won't miss him much. Eras move on and change. I won't be looking for a new hate figure. I never had one before and don't need one to get enjoyment from what is on show. I don't even dislike Rossi. More the hate and bullshit that his valiban bring to the party.
I maybe remembering things poorly but I don't recall the need to have a panto villain before.
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January 17th, 2017, 12:06 PM   #6
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Watch some decent MotoGP

Nothing will change form e as the sport is bigger than the individual (and I am far from a big fan of the golden goose)
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I'll hardly notice. I was a huge fan of Kenny, Freddie, Eddie, Rainey, Schwantz and Baz. Their time came and then it went. Frankly I won't miss all the negativity generated by his antics. His best rides were those in which he was seriously challenged by Stoner and Lorenzo; fun to watch. As Gaz said, the sport rolls on. As much as Stoner was a miracle - a once in a lifetime rider, I find I only miss him once in a while these days.

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When Rossi goes, I will be eternally grateful for the opportunity to watch the racing without listening to the dick sucking contest.

Sadly, I don't think Dorna has any intention of letting him leave.

When he does retire from riding a motorcycle, he'll have a satellite team in GP with full factory Yamaha support.

After all, don't forget, GP subsidizes the satellite teams now, so it's going to cost Rossi precisely nothing to run a team as Dorna and Yamaha (like they wouldn't outright pay him to use their bike) will be picking up the tab. Sponsorship will also be a non-issue.
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Dorna actually wants him and his antics in the sport to turn it into a drama.
In mcn sport magazine, Chas Davies reveals they've told the WSBK riders that they need to make enemies and have arguments.
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Dorna actually wants him and his antics in the sport to turn it into a drama.
In mcn sport magazine, Chas Davies reveals they've told the WSBK riders that they need to make enemies and have arguments.
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