The big story in the world of Moto GP is the possible end of Valentino Rossi’s career on two wheels. The Italian rider and multiple world championship winner had a big accident in practice in Italy, which left him with what doctors called an extreme exposed fracture.
His doctors have said that he is expected to return in 5 or 6 months, but it has been clear that Rossi is not certain about staying on in the world of Moto GP, saying earlier in the year that he would stay in the sport if the bikes returned to 1000cc which was speculated in the pre season stage for 2011.
Rossi has always been in line for a Formula One drive with Ferrari, F1 was Rossi’s original choice of sport back in the day, but a lack of money lead him into the world of two wheel racing. He had also just recovered from a shoulder injury after a motocross accident.
Of course with this accident it has left the favourite out of the hunt to regain his crown, and the door is wide open for his team mate to take the number one role and take his first world championship. Lorenzo was in a strong position before the crash, but now he is clear favourite to win the Moto GP 2010 world title. With Ducati struggling and and Honda questionable as to whether they can keep up their performance for the whole year, and the awesome performance so far from Lorenzo means that is his title to lose.
Now Rossi is out for what will be the rest of the year speculation is on as to who will, if anyone, replace the world famous rider. Lorenzo is now 2/9 with bet365 to win the title with Rossi’s absence, chased down by Honda Riders of Daniel Pedrosa 8/1 with Betfred and Andrea Dovizioso 25/1 with Skybet