Originally Posted by Lurky-Loo
I think people hoping/expecting Rossi to retire because he's not winning are going to be disappointed. Sure, it'll be weird for Crutchlow to be looking for a job if he's ahead of Rossi in the standings, but Rossi's not going to walk away from another year on his contract.
You may be wrong for a few reasons. If Yamaha comes out with a new R1 (likely) and decide to race WSBK (probable) there would be no problem for ROssi to slide on over to WSBk for the last year of his contract. It would help both series, with Marquez the new golden boy and the most popular rider ever going to a new series MotoGP may take a small hit, but WSBK would have a huge gain. And since Dorna owns them both it would be a win for them.
If it happens Crutchlow gets his seat and Pol gets Crutchlow's the loser IMO is Alexis unless he and DePuniet get the Suzuki ride.