Australian Motorcyclist


I REALISE MOST PEOPLE could not give a toss about my state of mind. My happiness or sadness is, after all, my business.

But I am ineffably saddened to hear of Dani Pedrosa’s retirement from MotoGP.

I’m not even sure why I’m so sad. I have never been a particular fan of his – certainly not in the early days of his career when I published some terribly hateful articles decrying his lack of championships, but I have very much come to truly admire and respect him over the last few seasons.

But I don’t know if

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