Originally Posted by Pecha72
I really do hope, that he proves you wrong on this one. Would hate to see him go out like this, but he said it himself at the end of last year, that if he finds himself stuck on 5th or 6th place on the M1, then it is time to quit.
I hope I'm wrong too. But the more I look at his results, including qualifying and practice, the less room there is for extenuating circumstances. Right now, Rossi is a couple of tenths slower than the three Spaniards, and struggling to match Crutchlow's pace. That's not the Rossi I want to remember. I'd rather remember him as he was from 2000-2009.
He should go to WSBK and clean up, that would give both series a chance to rejuvenate and reinvent themselves.