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June 30th, 2008, 09:31 AM   #1
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Suppose Rossi isn't happy about the technical changes in GP. What would happen if he took his 20M Euro parade on the road to WSBK?

Personally, I think he should do it. He showed he has enough power to do whatever he wants (he got standing ovations at Assen while he was at the back), why not bail on Ezy's brokedown palace and take his show on the road.

Think about how much WSBK would be willing to pay to inherit half of motogp's fans. Overnight, WSBK would be the premier championship. Manufacturers would drastically reduce their GP budgets and the sponsors would go running for the exits.

Seriously, what would happen in WSBK could successfully poach Rossi, Hayden, and one of Hopper/Melandri/Capirossi/Edwards, then bring Gibby and Barros out of retirement? Then get Schumacher & SPIES?!!! Maybe they could even convince Bayliss to stay.

Bayliss, Haga, Neukircher, Xaus, Corser, Biaggi, Checa, Hayden, Rossi, Gibernau, Capirossi, Edwards, SPIES, & Schumacher! That grid would have approximately 8,000 major championships between them. It would be the world series of awesomeness, who cares what happens to GP. Just the thought of such a line up, makes my head spin. All WSBK have to do, is line up the sponsorship $$$.

Many unanswered questions, I'm surprised I haven't let my mind wander down this road before. BTW how much are DORNA already paying Rossi to make sure this doesn't happen?
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I think Rossi would be foolish at this point to attempt this......in theory it would be cool, but I think he is better suited to try and keep GP's interesting...they are afterall the coolest bikes out there, even though Dorna needs to have their head examined...........besides...he's still got the fire, and at least of late, WSBK seems to be the place that old GP guys go to still appear competetive....
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That would be one hell of a championship, but i would not want to see rossi leave moto gp just yet he's got two championships to fight back at for now [img]style_emoticons/<#EMO_DIR#>/tongue.gif[/img]. And apart from that, surely wsbk would could be viewed as a step down ??, from prototype million pound bikes to factory bikes doesnt really add up.
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June 30th, 2008, 09:36 AM   #4
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I've brought this up before... [img]style_emoticons/<#EMO_DIR#>/laugh.gif[/img]

ALL the average and above sized riders should bail out of Moto GP less they change back to 990s..
If this were to happen it would be the DEATH of Moto GP... [img]style_emoticons/<#EMO_DIR#>/biggrin.gif[/img]
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June 30th, 2008, 09:36 AM   #5
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<div class='quotetop'>QUOTE (mylexicon @ Jun 30 2008, 06:31 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}><div class='quotemain'>Think about how much WSBK would be willing to pay to inherit half of motogp's fans. Overnight, WSBK would be the premier championship.

Motogp fans would still be watching motogp. Rossi fans would probably follow to the other series and boost their viewing figures though. As powerful as you may think Rossi is, i very much than many people consider the premier class of bike racing to be "wherever Rossi is" and the best riders in the world would most probably remain in GP.
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June 30th, 2008, 09:37 AM   #6
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He has said he hopes to ride until he is 35 and that is what he will do. MotoGP is his place. WSBK is essentially known as the series GP stars go to die.
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<div class='quotetop'>QUOTE (Tom @ Jun 30 2008, 11:36 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}><div class='quotemain'>Motogp fans would still be watching motogp. Rossi fans would probably follow to the other series and boost their viewing figures though. As powerful as you may think Rossi is, i very much than many people consider the premier class of bike racing to be "wherever Rossi is" and the best riders in the world would most probably remain in GP.

thats the prob right there Tom..they USE to be the premier class of bikes....not anymore.
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June 30th, 2008, 09:55 AM   #8
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It would be fantastic if it happened, can you imagine Vale battling it out with the likes of Haga, Corser, Max. N etc. It would definatly be a change from what he's used to in MotoGP.

Sadly this would never, ever happen as it would be classed as a big step down for Vale.
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<div class='quotetop'>QUOTE (mylexicon @ Jun 30 2008, 06:31 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}><div class='quotemain'>Suppose Rossi isn't happy about the technical changes in GP. What would happen if he took his 20M Euro parade on the road to WSBK?

Personally, I think he should do it. He showed he has enough power to do whatever he wants (he got standing ovations at Assen while he was at the back), why not bail on Ezy's brokedown palace and take his show on the road.

Think about how much WSBK would be willing to pay to inherit half of motogp's fans. Overnight, WSBK would be the premier championship. Manufacturers would drastically reduce their GP budgets and the sponsors would go running for the exits.

Seriously, what would happen in WSBK could successfully poach Rossi, Hayden, and one of Hopper/Melandri/Capirossi/Edwards, then bring Gibby and Barros out of retirement? Then get Schumacher & SPIES?!!! Maybe they could even convince Bayliss to stay.

Bayliss, Haga, Neukircher, Xaus, Corser, Biaggi, Checa, Hayden, Rossi, Gibernau, Capirossi, Edwards, SPIES, & Schumacher! That grid would have approximately 8,000 major championships between them. It would be the world series of awesomeness, who cares what happens to GP. Just the thought of such a line up, makes my head spin. All WSBK have to do, is line up the sponsorship $$$.

Many unanswered questions, I'm surprised I haven't let my mind wander down this road before. BTW how much are DORNA already paying Rossi to make sure this doesn't happen?

One of your better posts Lex, I really like the idea. [img]style_emoticons/<#EMO_DIR#>/laugh.gif[/img]

But Schumacher? Get real! [img]style_emoticons/<#EMO_DIR#>/laugh.gif[/img]
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I hope this never happens.
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