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Ive searched for a moto GP thread but there appears to be none, tehres gotta be people who follow it here.
This new era of 800cc is bloody hell exciting much better racing, especially the past two rounds
Stoner, rossi and Pedrosa...being Aussie i support Casey+hes riding a Ducatti.
I hope Giuseppe Rossi wins it.
thanks for the sympathy post :ninja:
I heard of that Rossi fellow. Hes good.
Rossi investigated for tax evasion:
MILAN - An Italian crackdown on tax cheats has swept up former motorcycle champion Valentino Rossi, shocking a nation with the thought that a fresh-faced sports hero could be involved in such evasion.
Rossi, whose seven world titles and marketable boy-next-door charm have made him Italy's richest sportsman, is being investigated for suspected tax evasion on undeclared revenues of 60 million euros ($110 million), the state tax agency said yesterday.
Rossi said his tax consultants were checking the matter.
The state is going after Rossi for a total of 112 million euros, a source close to the situation said.
The figure comprises 43.7 million euros of unpaid tax as well as fines and interest that almost triple the amount he owes Italy, the source said.
The inquiry is linked to Rossi's decision in 2000 to take up residence in Britain to take advantage of its tax regime.
"For seven months of the year I travel the world for my job. The tax agency is rightly doing its job ... My consultants are already examining the issue," he said in a statement to Ansa news agency.
The 28-year-old rider is the biggest name to be caught up in the fight against tax cheats since Italian agents seized Argentinian soccer legend Diego Maradona's Rolex watches last year to help pay off back taxes.
"There is a special sorrow ... in discovering that even a boy who is young, lucky, a genius in his field, the freshest and most unusual among personalities to have come out in recent years, is mixed up in the same old intolerable muck that makes this country unliveable," a la Repubblica columnist said in a front-page editorial.
"Rossi might be a phenomenal sportsman, but a naive taxpayer," Corriere della Sera wrote.
Italy has been riveted by the bubbly Rossi since his first world title 10 years ago.
The Yamaha rider is the youngest man to have won world titles in all three motorcycling classes. He won four MotoGP titles from 2002 to 2005.
He lost his title last year to American Nicky Hayden. Rossi is second in the 2007 standings behind Australia's Casey Stoner.
Italy's centre-left government estimates the cost of tax evasion at 7 per cent of gross domestic product, or about 100 billion euros a year.
Italy could turn to the European Union to try to strike down British law under which "a more or less fictitious residence in London allows you not to pay taxes in your own country", said Vincenzo Visco, the government's tax chief.
Man Casey Stoner is fast on that Ducati. If your 4 bike lengths in front of him and you come to a home straight by the time you and him are at the end of that straight he will be in 1 bike length of you or maybe even have passed you.
Im a huge fan of MotoGP! Come on ROSSI!!!!!!!!! -46-
Rossi is better than Stoner. :D Rossi ftw.
7 times world champion :cool: altho this year he is slipping away :( He will win it tho haha :laugh:
He's faster than Stoner yes. But he's not faster than a Ducati. :)
Yes thats why he is losing, if you put Rossi on a Ducati then he would be well away.
Stoner is the new world champion.
Back from the dead.
Today's Yamaha umbrella girl at the British GP at Donington is a lady I've seen out a few times and also know via Facebook. She says she's freezing.
Valentino Rossi to win I hope.
a different class
i hope he moves to aprilia and still wins the bloody thing. Itll be one way to prove that its not (always) necessarily the bike that wins it and Aprilia will win a championship in the big league for once.
Rossi title defence over as he breaks leg
MUGELLO Italy (Reuters) - MotoGP world champion Valentino Rossi's title defence was over on Saturday after he fractured his right leg in a crash during practice for the Italian Grand Prix and was ruled out for several months.
The complicated break, involving his shin and fibula, meant he needed a three-hour operation after being flown from the Mugello circuit to a Florence hospital.
"The operation was perfectly successful. The recovery time is around four to five months," doctor Roberto Buzzi told reporters.
The 31-year-old Yamaha rider was third fastest with 15 minutes remaining in Saturday's final practice session when he was thrown from his bike and suffered a nasty landing.
He had trouble getting up and was eventually carried away on a stretcher to be checked over by medical staff, who diagnosed the injury.
"I'm calm, they will do the best they can," Rossi, sporting a new Mohican haircut, was quoted as saying by Italian media before going for surgery.
The MotoGP season finishes with the Valencia Grand Prix on November 7 and Rossi may not be fit for that.
The nine-times motorcycling world champion, mulling a future move into rallying or Formula One, is second in this season's standings after three races with Yamaha team mate Jorge Lorenzo leading the way.
Rossi was fastest in Friday's first practice for his beloved home race but had complained he was still suffering shoulder problems which had hampered him in the early rounds of the season.
(Writing by Mark Meadows; Editing by Alison Wildey)
Best of luck to him in his recovery.
I hope he does well today.
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