Dude has made MILLIONS in racing, testing and through endorsements. If he hasn't managed to save enough to get him through for countless years then he deserves to be broke and homeless.I just wonder if he really has enough money to make it through the rest of his life. He needs to capitalize while people still know who he is and get a nest egg going.
Why would one be dead? Because they'd crash? What makes a crash while being hyper-competitive more deadly than a crash due to any other reason? Nah...He did the right thing. I think either him or MM would be dead already if he was still in MotoGP. He always pushed it to the very edge and so does MM. If they raced eachother one of them would push even harder and end it.
No I am obviously not saying he quit because he was scared of MM. Just saying that if he did stay what I think the situation would be.
True it wouldn't have to be dead however I feel one of the 2 would have nasty wrecks every race and possibly both. I wouldnt mind seeing them mix it up.... it would be good racing I am sure.Why would one be dead? Because they'd crash? What makes a crash while being hyper-competitive more deadly than a crash due to any other reason? Nah...
After reading his post.... He's a weird dude. He seems to be almost supernaturally talented at something he's completely ambivalent about. I have a hard time wrapping my head around that. I can't really imagine not being passionate about my job. Whatever makes him happy, though. I just wish we could watch him race Marquez.
THIS :agreeIt would be Lorenzo, Stoner and Marquez at the front, every race, battling each other to the bitter end. If you thought 2013's one-on-one duels have been good, add another speeding maniac to it and stir.
I kind of understand why people say this, but its just spectator talk. I hate that we call it "Talent" when in actuality its a skill people pour there entire lives into. Nobody is born with an ability to ride a bike fast, they're instilled with a work ethic, competitive nature, and drive. Add to that, opportunity. All of those qualities will help him live the rest of his life.I cannot imagine being so apathetic to something I was so talented at.
According to celebritynetworth.com, he's worth about $12 million. He should be able to live very comfortably and have enough to leave his children plenty of money too if he invests properly and doesn't piss it away. He doesn't seem the type to piss away a fortune to me.
Same here!He also mentioned his daughter a couple times. As the father of a two year old, I can tell you that riding a motorcycle before he was born never caused me any anxiety. After he was born, every time I rode I thought about the possibility of leaving him fatherless. I'm not pretending to know that being a father had anything to do with his decision, but based on my own experience, I wouldn't be surprised if it was a factor.
By the time you hit GP, that thing you're so talented at has become a relatively small fraction of your life. Sure, you get to race on the weekend, but in between, you're a PR rep. Go flash your smile under the sponsor logo. Glad-hand some fans. Go here, go there, go everywhere.I cannot imagine being so apathetic to something I was so talented at.
I don't think he's ever lost his ambition. However, I do think being a part of the MotoGP circus (travel, PR obligations, promotions, interviews etc) helped his decision to get out.Stoner lost his motorcycle racing ambition the day his kid was born.