You've gotta spread the gospel. We would get more coverage if we got more viewership. Formula 1 gets qualifying and practice coverage as well as pre-race and wrap up shows. We could get that for Moto GP if it pulled similar ratings.Yeahm i really wish we had that type of GP coverage here in the states
Yeah, MotoGP at Laguna Seca was pretty much over once Stoner got the lead. It was a blah race. It was like "gee, he picked up another tenth of a mile length on everyone else. Oooh, the Ducatis sound louder than everyone else, yadda yadda." I was hoping others would put up more of a fight.Rossi on a Ducati would be even WORSE than this year. The only redeemable thing is that people would root for Rossi to win every race in the calendar year. But we know how uneventful it's been to see Stoner win 9 races this year. It was a yawn-fest. I guess it would be nice to see Rossi maybe keep it close and then use the strengths of the Ducati to blow the competition away in the final couple of laps. Rossi leaving Yamaha is a kick in their face, but they already kicked Rossi in the face by signing Lorenzo. It will be an interesting garage in 2008, that's for sure.
It is very interesting you bring this up. From his autobiography, he wants people to know that it is not ALL the machine's ability in delivering wins and titles.Very interesting...
I read his autobiography and he mentioned how Ducati was similar to Honda in that they placed more value on the machine than the rider.
That was part of the reason why he chose Yamaha, instead of Ducati. Ducati was after him just as much as Yamaha when he was leaving Honda.
If he does end up on the ducati, it would be a fitting way to wrap up his career.
He's an amazing racer...can't wait to see more races
I don't think it would be hypocritical of him at all to go to Ducati. Rossi has never said that rider is the only factor in victory, just that it is as important or more important than the bike. But obviously if you're up against a definitively superior bike with an similarly talented rider you are going to lose.It is very interesting you bring this up. From his autobiography, he wants people to know that it is not ALL the machine's ability in delivering wins and titles.
If Rossi does move to Ducati, it seems a bit hypocritical given Ducati's domainance this year. People already talk about whether or not Stoner won on abillity alone.
I think Rossi wants people to remember him because of his skill (what he did with Yamaha when he first moved across) and not of the "superior" machine he was given to race with.