Hate to say but he is now one of the elders at the pinnacle of the sport. Just read the article in Sport Rider (gonna subscribe) and he sez he will stay put in MotoGP til he's done. "I love MotoGP because it's the deep waters, and it is the highest level." If I was him, and knowing that dollars are not a concern, I'd bolt for WSB and try to add another championship to the crown before I was done. I'd also get that AMA mile win and complete the hat trick. Why? Will never get a competitive ride in MotoGP again His US home fans get no race/riding coverage Risks it all to lose 10th place by a tenth He's experienced the glitz long enough; he will never get back the years he is spending. 32 yrs old Don't fade away at the rear like CE. Hell, WSB has plenty of glitz and is more approachable to the average fan. He still can ride his ass off and needs to be in a position to be competitive for at least a podium. I've been a huge fan of the Hayden bros ever since they passed me at Rd Atlanta on their 125s coming out of T7. I was on a Yammie SRX. One of those memories you never forget. A WERA race I believe (not CCS) Opinions please! Do I have it wrong? What would you do in his leathers?