Since I started the F1 thread, I figured I might as well start one for my motorcycle brethren. Any of you guys follow motorcycle racing? I think its pretty obvious that Rossi is going to be world champion... again. I'm somewhat curious about whats going to happen next year though. Rossi has shown that he's the best rider in the world on 2-strokes and 4-strokes. Doohan has said that he's the best rider in the world once the tires go off. I really hope that he doesn't lose interest in the championship after this year. He's been world champion in all the classes (125, 250, 500, and this year will be GP1 or whatever they're calling it). He's said he loses interest in the class after winning championships. After this year,the only thing he'll have to do is start chasing down Doohan's and Ago's win and championship records. Ducati is stepping back into the game. With Marlboro sponsership of all things. We haven't seen the Italians in World GP since the Cagiva days. Ducati doesn't half-ass their racing efforts. Looks as if Troy Bayliss (current World Superbike champ) is going to be their number 1 rider. With Honda leasing out their new V5 engines to other teams, it may end up being a Honda v. Ducati show. Rumor is that BMW is thinking of getting in the game, too. It'll be nice to have some new manufacturers in the series. With the 4-stroke F1 technology making it into motorcycle racing it should really be interesting when it filters down to streetbikes. Now hopefully SpeedTV won't remove all their motorcycle programming in favor of "left turns only."