MotoGP » Doohan: You get ten years at the top

"I'm not saying that Rossi's career is over, but it's not a downhill ride any more, I think he's at the bottom of the slope" - Mick Doohan.

Sort Comments: Oldest | Newest

DoohanKnowsBest - Unregistered

April 11, 2011 11:26 PM

I think I will take Doohan's thoughts over yours.Seen your posts before,you look at everything through a very narrow puke yellow tube.You do have your name right though I will give you that.

schilla46 - Unregistered

April 12, 2011 12:42 AM

fair assessment...I am Aussie and love Doohan. But Doohan had a lot of injury in his time & Rossi hasn't, his first is his shoulder & leg last year. I think wait and see, once his fully healed - I think he has another 3 years personally....Bayliss won @ 38, Moto GP Race & World SBK Championship and he was a fitness freak. Tell him no....I doubt it. I think everyone can have their opinion, but Moto GP is a different game now days, everyone is working just as hard in the gym as on the bike...he is only 31, it would harder, but not impossible. Everyone forgetting it's only been one year since he won a championship.

demi-god - Unregistered

April 12, 2011 1:35 AM

Green monster seriously these kids are not worth your time. I have been a Valentino fan for over 10 years. These so called Stoner/Jorge fans 3 or 4 years at best. They are the blindest of all and it's gotten to old for me I don't even log in anymore. I like other riders and admit others talents, but the anti Rossi brigade just can't do it. They only like who has beat or is doing better then Rossi. Hence Jorge and Stoner fan's basically blow each other.


April 12, 2011 2:18 AM

It's an interesting opinion of Doohans. Sportspeople only get a certain amount of time at the top and whilst Rossi is still relatively young at 31, he's been on the world see for, what, 16 years? It's a long time and a lot longer than Bayliss or Biaggi, the pin up boys for older racers, were able to spend competitively in the top class. Rossi will still be capable of winning races but whether he can do it consistent enough to win another championship is another question. The new breed are alot tougher than the old guard he used to beat easily.

And to the dude who said that Doohan was unable to come back competitively from a broken leg unlike Rossi, you should be banned from ever posting about bike racing on the internet, anywhere, forever!

DoohanKnowsBest - Unregistered

April 12, 2011 2:21 AM

Too easy.Over 10 years wow you think you are some veteran with that.Then proceed to make up a whole lot of rubbish and go on as if it is real.So you don't even log in anymore yet your posts just materialize here.Tell me is is through telepathy?Old Rossi has had his time just like everyone does.What would be great is when he slinks off to superbikes because of his humiliation is that Lorenzo and Stoner go there as well and continue to outclass him.Doubtful he would be any match for the regulars there anyway.
Better man up and face facts.


April 12, 2011 4:47 AM

Doohan was a great rider but had no real competition, Criville only won once he left and he was on the Honda too. Doohan even admitted that he was not confident enough to change brands to confirm his skill. I think of that period Lawson and Rainey (if he had not been injured) were better riders and in a period of optimal competition.

In some ways some of Rossi's earlier championships were similar, but his wins in 2008 and 9 against top competition proves his skill, and the move to yam in 2003. As for being past it,there are a number of issues stopping performing optimally and few have to do with age. Doohan was 34 when he won his last WC. ro

Page 5 of 15
« 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11  »

Join the conversation - Add your comment

Please login or register before adding your comments.

Although the administrators and moderators of this website will attempt to keep all objectionable comments off these pages, it is impossible for us to review all messages. All messages express the views of the poster, and neither Crash Media Group nor Crash.Net will be held responsible for the content of any message. We do not vouch for or warrant the accuracy, completeness or usefulness of any message, and are not responsible for the contents of any message. If you find a message objectionable, please contact us and inform us of the problem or use the [report] function next to the offending post. Any message that does not conform with the policy of this service can be edited or removed with immediate effect.

© 1999 - 2016 Crash Media Group

The total or partial reproduction of text, photographs or illustrations is not permitted in any form.