Interesting that you are saying this about two of the worlds fastest riders. Pretty disrespectful to dishonor men who put their lives on the line each weekend for the love of the sport. Emotions run high when men are fighting for the world championship, something you have no experience with. Sounds like nut envy to me. Shame on you.
Frankly, they all deserve a harsh treatment over this situation. They are paid millions of dollars, are international celebrities, and role models to countless people. Their skills aside, they are acting like spoiled brats imo. The only rider in this scenario that has shown any grace or humility and kept his nose clean is Dani Pedrosa. Rossi, Marquez, and Lorenzo have all fallen victim to the political game here and it's overshadowing the actual racing.
As for putting their lives on the line, I disagree. We're not talking about a soldier who rushes into a fire fight to drag his wounded buddy out. Or a firefighter who goes into a collapsing building to save a baby. They are taking very calculated risks with full safety gear, tracks that meet a certain standard, and have the best freaking doctors in the world on speed dial. How many times have we seen them threaten to boycott a race or track because the air fences weren't inflated to the proper PSI?
I for one hope Rossi wins his tenth title this year. But that's not to say he didn't lose a little bit of my respect for his words going into this whole thing. Lorenzo lost a shit ton of my respect for not just staying clear of this. But after having his lawyers file a formal injunction so that he could weigh in on the Rossi/Marquez penalty hearing, he's just fanning the flames more.
So, while YSR used the term "nut up and ride"
, "call off the lawyers, shut your cake hole, and just ride" would be more appropriate.