Delusional. Ive seen a few comments along the lines of 'Casey is afraid of not having an advantage and that's why he's retiring'... What a load of bollocks.
Even at a HUGE disadvantage for over 2 years(Ducati) he was a consistent podium finisher and still managed to win races... can you not imagine what he would do on equal machinery?
If anyone thinks that Casey would struggle on an even playing field, then that is the defenition of Delusional. How often has he been beaten by his team mate in his 6 and a bit seasons? He wants the bikes to remain as hard to ride as possible, he wants the traction control to be limited... what's wrong with that?
It's quite sad, the only reason i would want Rossi to retire is so his 'special' fans will run along aswell, some have even admitted they will stop watching after Rossi is gone. The reason why bananas want Stoner to retire is purely because of his personality.... wtf?
The sport has gone to shit, constant rule changes, fans literally hating other riders, it's just turned into a personality contest... i mean, who cares about them actually racing anymore? Reading the MCN, you've got to wonder just what is going on? Making WSB slower - because Motogp is preparing to go slower... bloody stupid. MotoGP - PROTOTYPE Championship, the best riders on the best bikes... not anymore.
MotoGP will go on after Stoner(even though it's a great shame - with so much more to offer) and it will most certainly go on after Rossi. Best of luck to Rossi, but to his fanatic fans.. he will retire one day, prepare for that because im sure it will be very hard to deal with.