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Pedros to announce retirement on Thursday from Sachsenring

I know Madbuyer hates the guy but it truly shows how narrow minded Embee is.

Quote from an article in Roadracing world.

"Over his 18 years in Grand Prix racing, Pedrosa has amassed some staggering numbers, 54 race wins and 153 podiums among them. Only six riders (Giacomo Agostini, Valentino Rossi, Angel Nieto, Mike Hailwood, Jorge Lorenzo, and Marc Marquez) have won more Grand Prix races than Pedrosa, and winning two 250cc World Championships in two years in the class (2004 and 2005) ranked him among the greatest quarter-liter riders.

Like long-time rivals Rossi and Lorenzo, the longevity of Pedrosa’s success has been truly unique. By winning last year’s Spanish Grand Prix at Jerez, he became the first rider in history to win at least one Grand Prix race in 16 consecutive seasons."

I think that puts him in some pretty rarified company. So go ahead Embee.... crap all over him ya big Puss!

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i think he's made the right choice in retiring his career from repsol honda. who else would he ride for? better to take an amazing career and call it complete instead of fading away on lesser and lesser equipment.


he's probably the only rider ever in motogp where EVERY one of his team mates has won a championship (if you allow for the ommission of dovi when repsol ran 3 riders). maybe that's not the best stat to have, but a stat nonetheless.



it's a damn shame the poor guy could never put together a full season. there have been many years he was good enough to win the title, but not lucky enough to amass all the points required. he's been on the wrong end of many incidents, and while many have never forgiven him for the eventually inconsequential crash with nicky in 06, i still think he's one of the most gentlemanly riders out there. passes are always clean and calculated, and on the right day his pace is hard to match.

sad to see him go, but hopefully his retiring opens up a place for a younger rider (danilo, ok maybe not THAT much younger) to prove his worth on a factory bike.
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i think he's made the right choice in retiring his career from repsol honda. who else would he ride for? better to take an amazing career and call it complete instead of fading away on lesser and lesser equipment.


he's probably the only rider ever in motogp where EVERY one of his team mates has won a championship (if you allow for the ommission of dovi when repsol ran 3 riders). maybe that's not the best stat to have, but a stat nonetheless.



it's a damn shame the poor guy could never put together a full season. there have been many years he was good enough to win the title, but not lucky enough to amass all the points required. he's been on the wrong end of many incidents, and while many have never forgiven him for the eventually inconsequential crash with nicky in 06, i still think he's one of the most gentlemanly riders out there. passes are always clean and calculated, and on the right day his pace is hard to match.

sad to see him go, but hopefully his retiring opens up a place for a younger rider (danilo, ok maybe not THAT much younger) to prove his worth on a factory bike.
Very well put Will!!

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Finally, the fecking midget is hanging up his little midget racing boots. Maybe he can retire as someone's garden gnome.

On a serious note, any dude no matter how tiny, that can last 18 years in that game deserves some props....but let's not get carried away.

He never won the whole enchilada because he is an arrogant asshole.

How is that for a compliment sandwich?
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He never won a championship because he also was numerously on the bad side of luck too like many others.
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What Sbkdrew said Madbuyer. Take that...

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He never won a championship because he also was numerously on the bad side of luck too like many others.
Because he was a midget asshole......his luck was all used up by taking that ride to perpetual mediocrity.

But I digress....
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What Sbkdrew said Madbuyer. Take that...
And you Sir will be the first in line to buy the midget gnome for your gardening pleasure.
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I'm 6'5'' , everybody's a midget.
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I'm 6'5'' , everybody's a midget.
No, you're just nuts over some people.
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