Unfortunately, buelligan272, if we told everyone that found MotoGP boring at the moment to stop watching it, the series would probably go bust within a year! I totally agree with Andy, in order to keep the current fans interested and encourage new fans, the races need to be more like this years Laguna race. A couple of friends of mine, that aren't into bikes at all, are now avid MotoGP fans after watching that Laguna race so the proof is in the pudding as far as I'm concerned. I'm a die hard MotoGP fan and never miss it on the TV, but I've not been to Donnington for a while now as I refuse to pay the extortionate amount of money to travel a 500 mile round trip to sit in the pissing rain for three races. If it carries on like this we'd likely end up without a UK round, as the venues stop making a profit, just like it has with WSB at Brands Hatch, which in my opinion was far better value for money, and we've still seen its demise.
To make it better value for money, maybe MotoGP should run a privateer cup within the same race like with BSB. By making last years factory bikes available over the counter it would swell the grids helping to develop new talent both in the paddock and on the track. This would also mean the bikes would then filter back down to National and Club levels, possibly allowing the development of non production racing for future generations. Remember Shane Byrne came from the privateer cup, he now has the potential to become a world champion in WSB. So maybe MotoGP should take a leaf out of their books.
As for making the day/weekends event value for money as a whole, they should at least reintroduce the sidecars and the classic support races, sometimes these were more exciting than the main races.
Oh yes, and challenging Rossi to do a double crown, I'm sure it would appeal to his sense of achievement and add to his tally of records to break. I recon if enough of us suggested it he'd consider it... go on Vale... do it... it'd be well rock n'roll... go on...