Originally Posted by Motorcyclist
I've said it before, but I can't understand why some of these guys stay in GP other than to ride around and collect a check. I'm no Nicky or Ben, but if I had their talent I'd rather ride a competitive superbike and fight for wins/podiums than be mid-pack on a MotoGP bike. I don't think for a minute that those two are just collecting a paycheck, but I don't know why they would willingly subject themselves to mid-pack prison.
Why do they stay when they are not going to get a podium finish ?
The answer is simple , they believe they can !
Why would an F-1 driver take a ride that is not one of the top tier , because they believe they can win.
Why do so many drivers in NAPCAR hang on and race ? They believe they can win.
If you were a racer you would understand this, it's not really about the money REALY !
Sure the money is nice and the perks , the chicks, and all , but it comes down to who you are, and what you are made of.
The race is never over until the fat lady sings, and in Ben's/Nicky's/Dovi's/Crazy Joe/Colin Edwards et al; case she ain't even warming up her vocal cords yet.
Yes GP is a silly circus, but it's their world and I am in awe of those aliens.