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.

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demi-god - Unregistered

April 12, 2011 5:03 AM

@doohanknowsbest ... Your gibberish and horrable constructed sentences aren't worth a reply from me you have no points and te user name you chose displays this pefectly, your a troll. Superbikes? not yet he's got I would imagine 3 good years left. And another title(10th) to win.


April 12, 2011 5:42 AM


"Doohan had no competition except Biagi" you're saying that Rainy, Shwantz, Gardner, Lawson, Sarron, Crafer and Beatty were there just making up numbers?

Also if you read his biography, he states he wanted to move to Yamaha to prove himself. He reckons the YZF500 was a close match for the NSR as he'd been beaten a few times in the later years 'fair and square' by both Biaggi and Simon Crafer.

The reason he didn't move was that Jeremy Burgess refused to leave Honda (confirmed years later by Burgess who said he didn't have the confidence at that time to move), and he wasn't going anywhere without him!

The main difference with Doohan to most other retiring champions is that he was(at 34)totally dominant, a few months before his Jerez crash, British Fast Bikes magazine described him as "No1 in a class of 1" ....hardly the situation that Valentino currently finds himself in


April 12, 2011 6:09 AM

Thanks Mick. People look up to things legends say. Rossi won his 1st title in 97, and the last one in 2009. That's 12 years. And he has been racing in GP's for 14 years. And it's not over yet. By your comments, you to, realise Rossi is something special. Best part of Rossi's career so far, is when he equalled Mick's 5 straight title wins. Priceless.



April 12, 2011 6:24 AM

After 2 races on the Duc last year Stoner was 8th with 11 points.
This year on the Duc Rossi is 5th on 20 points.
Therefore Casey is on the way out.

You can use statistics to prove what ever you want.


April 12, 2011 7:20 AM

"After 2 races on the Duc last year Stoner was 8th with 11 points.
This year on the Duc Rossi is 5th on 20 points.
Therefore Casey is on the way out."

And that's EXACTLY why Rossi took Stoner out at Jerez! Some statitician jogged up to him and said: 'LOok!, YoU NeeD tO Do SomeThinG DeSperaTE, YouR StaTs are LookinG ShameLesS'

And Voila!

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