With Stoner's last season in progress, it made me think back to the reason Rossi left Yamaha. It seemed he was shooting himself in the foot to me and events have shown it to be, in hindsight, a poor decision.
I really miss the genius of this guy moving through the field at will, showing off why he was the top alien.
Stoner's exit from MotoGP seems equally surreal as far as well thought out reasons go. Will he go out as number 1 two years running?