The big announcement came at the press conference before the Austin MotoGP race:
40 years old, young kids - understandable! And what a career. He reckons the high point was his 2002 victory in Imola, in which he beat Bayliss on the Ducati to take the championship in the final race of the season. Has there been a better motorcycle race, ever? Check out the highlights (pardon the death-metal musical backing...)
Here's to you, Colin. Well done!