Chris Wall retiring while still at the top of his game? David Breazeale, stepping away from the sport at the age of 35? I read those reports last week, and both generated an immediate reaction of surprise.
But only for a moment.
Then I nodded in understanding, feeling the wave of empathy shared by any of us who have chased racing on a full-time basis for any length of time. As much as we love it, we've all discovered that racing is as much a tyrant as it is a sport; it draws you in and consumes MORE