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Matthew Birt  says:

Casey Stoner bows out with podium in Valencia

Casey Stoner walked away from MotoGP with one last podium after a stunning charge in yesterday’s Valencia race in Spain. The Repsol Honda rider bowed out of Grand Prix racing with a third place in a race that was declared wet but which took place on a dry line throughout. The double MotoGP world champion had the worst conditions imaginable for his...

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CHRainmaker

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CHRainmaker says:

Well, let's just say..

..he's won 2 Moto GP championships more than that spotty oik Dovizioso. Fair enough..?

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CHRainmaker

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CHRainmaker says:

Well..

..there's more people in Italy.

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CHRainmaker

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CHRainmaker says:

So you do agree..

..Stoner's better than Dovi?..

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supermario

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supermario says:

Atleast Dovi's got the gumption

to stick with it and not quit at the first sign of adversity

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supermario

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supermario says:

Jeez mate, I'm disappointed with these tyres

and disappointed with the team and disappointed with the bike and disappointed with the organisers blah blah blah whinge moan fart

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Bultoboy

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Bultoboy says:

Is this a motorcycle race forum or an X-factor phone in?

Why are some people obsessed with a rider's 'popularity'

Racers want to race and win races

Manufacturers want their bikes to win races

Manufacturers will put the fastest rider on their bike whenever possible

The pre-requisite is being fast - who cares if they're a dancing bear when the race is over

They 'entertain' by ringing the neck of the bike on track

Do you really believe that deep down, any of them give a toss if a race they've won is boring

Their sole purpose of being on track is to win a race

Does anyone with any common sense really care which rider attracts the biggest crowd to his last race or retirement party...

 

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supermario

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supermario says:

"Does anyone with any common sense really care which rider attracts the biggest crowd "

No, just the people that organise and operate Motogp and stand to lose a fortune, and the sponsors that bring all the money and make it all possible. So nobody important.

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Bultoboy

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Bultoboy says:

ok

Slightly out of context with your reply but we'll let it go as you prove over and over you have little ability to rationalise.

But picking up on your theme, as long as he's a draw, the promoters should keep Rossi in there and people will be happy to go and pay to watch Motogp races just as long as he is in them. Even if he'd stayed with Ducati and spent another 2 years lolling around netting 6th and 7th places. They''d have no interest in who was winning, just as long as he was in the race and aping it up for the cameras afterwards. Then, when he retired, Motogp would no longer be worth watching so they'll all stop.

That's what being interested in watching motorcycle racing entails then is it?

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supermario

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supermario says:

Motogp is a business

like any other. If they can't put bums on seats, then it goes under. For a lot of people out there I'm sure thay do only watch it for Rossi. One dimensional certainly, but it dosen't hurt me personally, and it encourages investment by sponsors, which can only be a good thing.

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saturn392

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saturn392 says:

Bulto

You quote -  ''Does anyone with any common sense really care which rider attracts the biggest crowd to his last race or retirement party...''    It may come as a surprise to you but the size of the crowd reflects the respect, success, ability, popularity and most of all the status of the said personality.   The smaller the crowd the lower esteem in which that personality is held.       

(note: I do not compare Rossi and Stoner here, the above analogy applies to any aspect of sport throughout the entire world.)  However you can draw your own conclusions.

 

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