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Old 04-17-2012, 11:58 AM   #1531
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Rossi's future, another outstanding piece of analysis from K. Go read it, work will wait.

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Old 04-17-2012, 01:14 PM   #1532
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Rossi's future, another outstanding piece of analysis from K. Go read it, work will wait.

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Old 04-17-2012, 01:16 PM   #1533
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Rossi's future, another outstanding piece of analysis from K. Go read it, work will wait.

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"Despite what his detractors say - and over the past 18 months, his detractors have become even more tiresome than his fans ever were - Valentino Rossi still has seven premier class titles to his name, as well holding the record for premier class wins."

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Old 04-17-2012, 01:49 PM   #1534
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There is one other Rossi option

That sidesteps the Honda-Yamaha points robbing conflict. Suzuki for 2013. (it was better in 2011 than the Ducati, probaly still is),
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Old 04-17-2012, 01:53 PM   #1535
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Funny thing is, I thought of Suzuki and even Kawi too, but neither have enough money to build a bike for Gp and pay Rossi. maybe he'll do it for free to get his rep back.
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Old 04-17-2012, 02:29 PM   #1536
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That sidesteps the Honda-Yamaha points robbing conflict. Suzuki for 2013. (it was better in 2011 than the Ducati, probaly still is),
my thoughts exactly
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Old 04-17-2012, 03:07 PM   #1537
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Any little birds in a tree chirping about the possibility of Suzuki (or Kawasaki) coming back to MotoGP in the future?
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Old 04-17-2012, 03:25 PM   #1538
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Rossi to Aprilia next year on a full factory team. Sponsored by a BIG brand.

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Old 04-17-2012, 03:41 PM   #1539
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As a Rossi fan, after being converted from non Rossi fan, I have to say I think he is done. Will he still be a competitive racer somewhere? It doesn't matter one bit to me. Is he GOAT in MotoGp? For now, yes. But that changes nothing. His career was amazing and bears a re-watching if you have it on video. Athletes get tired, they get too old, they lose the spark that makes them winners.......or someone better comes along. No one likes to admit the latter but it is a simple reality. There will always be a better thing if you wait long enough.

I think all you Rossi fluffers better start sucking off Stoner or Bradl if you want to follow the latest winning trend.
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Old 04-17-2012, 04:14 PM   #1540
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Texas MotoGP 2013 Stalemate Continues
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Old 04-17-2012, 06:17 PM   #1541
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While I don't think Honda or Yamaha really want Rossi back, the argument that he would take points off of their #1 Championship contender isn't a great one IMHO. Pedrosa anyone? He is clearly capable of going on a long win streak at anytime.

I do think a big money sponsor could turn any manufacturer's head, factory or private team. Rossi is still the most marketable figure in Moto GP.
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Old 04-17-2012, 06:23 PM   #1542
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Nicky will test at Mugello this week.

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Old 04-17-2012, 06:35 PM   #1543
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Nicky will test at Mugello this week.

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Yeah. so where's his teammate?
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Old 04-17-2012, 06:45 PM   #1544
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While I don't think Honda or Yamaha really want Rossi back, the argument that he would take points off of their #1 Championship contender isn't a great one IMHO. Pedrosa anyone? He is clearly capable of going on a long win streak at anytime.

I do think a big money sponsor could turn any manufacturer's head, factory or private team. Rossi is still the most marketable figure in Moto GP.
Yes but they hired Pedrosa with hopes of winning the championship, he unfortunately keeps having injury plagued seasons. He's an amazing starter and will run away with a race, other than that he doesn't seem to be a consistent late race charger, though that may have been the 800 issue.

My thoughts Go Vale, I don't care where
If he's not there I will still ride to Laguna and enjoy racing and buy some Marquez shirts in a few years, until then I mostly have Yellow and I can alternate until these wear out ..
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Old 04-17-2012, 06:47 PM   #1545
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Yeah. so where's his teammate?
It says he's testing to make up for time he lost over the winter. VR didn't lose any test time over the winter. Maybe he's not allowed to test.
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