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    Quote Originally Posted by James Deuce View Post
    Yeah, nah, all he did was leave a big, brown skidmark on his legacy.
    Why say you? That is a very glass half empty approach (yeah, yeah, but the first half was very nice! LOL.)

    Statistically he scored poorly, but performance wise he was faster than he was last year, and likely they year before that.

    If he had retired at the top, in when, 2015 or something, we would all be asking, could he have gotten that last championship?

    Now we know, definitively.

    And he got a valedictorian season to say Ciao tutti.

    I for one kinda like that.
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    Quote Originally Posted by steveyb View Post
    Why say you? That is a very glass half empty approach (yeah, yeah, but the first half was very nice! LOL.)

    Statistically he scored poorly, but performance wise he was faster than he was last year, and likely they year before that.

    If he had retired at the top, in when, 2015 or something, we would all be asking, could he have gotten that last championship?

    Now we know, definitively.

    And he got a valedictorian season to say Ciao tutti.

    I for one kinda like that.
    100% agree he raced until he couldn't compete rather then when others said he should go.
    That shows Passion
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    Quote Originally Posted by steveyb View Post
    Why say you? That is a very glass half empty approach (yeah, yeah, but the first half was very nice! LOL.)

    Statistically he scored poorly, but performance wise he was faster than he was last year, and likely they year before that.

    If he had retired at the top, in when, 2015 or something, we would all be asking, could he have gotten that last championship?

    Now we know, definitively.

    And he got a valedictorian season to say Ciao tutti.

    I for one kinda like that.
    It was patently obvious he was done at the end of 2016. All he did for the next 5 years was fuck up some extremely good stats. He was extremely lucky to retire in relatively good health, even though cold, wet weather will be a bitch for him for the rest of his life.
    I was just thinking Yesterday. I'm about the age Hitler was when he shot himself. Puts into perspective how little I've done with my life.



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    Quote Originally Posted by James Deuce View Post
    It was patently obvious he was done at the end of 2016. All he did for the next 5 years was fuck up some extremely good stats. He was extremely lucky to retire in relatively good health, even though cold, wet weather will be a bitch for him for the rest of his life.
    All he did was fuck up stats?

    pretty sure he banked some good coin also. And why not, if you still enjoy it?

    I dont get the idea of a poor ending ruining ones legacy - bad results at the end or not, there's no undoing what you did achieve in your hey-day.

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    And I seem to recall several great rides past those years, better than a lot of the field. Certainly a good thing having him there for public recognition. A lot of the Aliens are pretty uninteresting. Think back to Doohan years, MM is no different.
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    Quote Originally Posted by F5 Dave View Post
    And I seem to recall several great rides past those years, better than a lot of the field. Certainly a good thing having him there for public recognition. A lot of the Aliens are pretty uninteresting. Think back to Doohan years, MM is no different.
    No, all he did was keep a seat filled preventing other riders from accessing a top team. He lost the 11th/10th and was unable to ride around bike or physical issues like he had in the past. There are literally no "great" Rossi rides post-2016. I'm not trying to diminish his legacy. He did that himself.
    I was just thinking Yesterday. I'm about the age Hitler was when he shot himself. Puts into perspective how little I've done with my life.



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    not in order but if it was Doohan would be at the top

    note Hugh Anderson had more gp wins than Kevin Schwantz, Kenny Roberts, Gardner, Rainey and Sheene.

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    Quote Originally Posted by James Deuce View Post
    It was patently obvious he was done at the end of 2016. All he did for the next 5 years was fuck up some extremely good stats. He was extremely lucky to retire in relatively good health, even though cold, wet weather will be a bitch for him for the rest of his life.
    I knew someone would mention 2016. He came very close to winning the championship that year...

    Anyway, nothing can take away from his amazing achievements up to the Ducati years.




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    Anyway, on to more interesting current news:

    https://www.motogp.com/en/in+the+med...-return/404103

    Fingers crossed this works out. It would be great to see Ana back in Moto3, if only for a point of difference. Bearing in mind she is a World Champion, but is also now 24 and had a horrendous back injury.
    But, all power to her.

    Oh if only our Av had had some serious financial backing...... (I'm pointing fingers at locals who could have, but did not support).
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    There has been quite a bit on social media, photos of teams and their new livery etc. Toprak Razgotioglu(?) says he would ride in GPs but only for a factory team. Morbidelli had best watch his back.
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    Toprak would shake things up. Everyone, except Mir, is too nice at the moment.

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    Quote Originally Posted by pritch View Post
    Morbidelli had best watch his back.
    I hope he does well TBH but we havent heard a peep from that camp for a while any updates??
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    Interesting wee interview with Mick Doohan. 170hp / 115kg.



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    Marini, Marquez and Vinales fastest on Day 2 at Mandalika. This could be an interesting season...

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    MV always performs highly during testing. Then unfortunately the wheels seem to come off.
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