MotoGP » Rossi may be lucky – but you make your own luck

It takes a combination of supreme skill and a healthy relationship with Lady Luck to claim nine world championship titles, but Steve Parrish contends that FIAT Yamaha MotoGP legend Valentino Rossi has always made his own luck...

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March 05, 2010 6:33 PM
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As Dirk quoted, it's Valentino himself that will one day end his winning ways. But despite how long Vale has been at it, it's important to remember how young he really is. If he keeps his motivation up, he's just beginning the stage of his career when history has shown a top roadracer begins their prime years, able to put all of the skills and wisdom they've accumulated to (even more) devastating use. Just look at Doohan, Bayliss etc. Riders who, in the twilight of their careers, were at their best. Based on Rossi's 2010 testing results so far, i'd say he literally looks even more capable than in past seasons, which is saying a hell of a lot!

concerned - Unregistered

March 05, 2010 6:52 PM

Was Steve Parish really Barry Sheenes team mate? If i had,nt already been told about a million times previously, i wouldn,t have known that. Also, you don,t win that many titles on luck. Luck has nothing to do with it. It,s all down to preparation, determination, and skill. :rolleyes: :rolleyes:

The Morgue

March 05, 2010 6:58 PM

You don't really have to question Rossis motivation for racing, hhey asked him the question three years ago and it seems to be even less logical to ask it now.
It is clear that he is still enjoying it as much as in the beginning, even though he really liked the 1000's better than the 800. There is no question he will at least try and equal Agostinis 122 race record.

Go Vale!! :p :)


March 05, 2010 7:33 PM

Rossi seems more focussed..he knows a fit Stoner and Lorenzo can beat him if he's not 100% every race weekend. I get the feeling his attitude has shifted slightly. Before it was all about it's about winning the championship, ironing out mistakes and making the young guns take it off him..the podium every round.
It's going to be really interesting to see if Yamaha can keep top spot at the final test in Qatar where Casey has won for the last three years..


March 05, 2010 7:35 PM

You don't win 10 world titles through luck,you win 1 world title through luck.Yes the guy may have a great team of people around him but he's the one that rides the bike and has to tell that team what the bike is doing,what it's not doing and what he wants it to do.Winning the first race of 2004 first time out on the Yamaha,a machine that handled badly and wasn't classed a race winning machine proved pretty much just how good Rossi is as a rider.To then go on and win the title on it that year also proved he is a damn fine development rider.He's the number one rider and personality in Moto GP because he's that good.His records wont be equaled for many years to come let alone beaten.Legend.

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