MotoGP » Rossi to become third member of 200 club


This Sunday at Jerez should see Valentino Rossi become only the third person in motorcycle grand prix history to clock 200 premier-class starts.

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samas

April 26, 2012 1:21 PM

Well I guess even an old man like me learns something new now and then I couldn't believe Jack Findlay was 7th on the list considering he was racing when there were only 7 or 8 GPs a year, it must have taken him 25 or 30 years to get that many starts and Jack was a privateer.
So as far as have being in the most GPs is concerned well the love of the sport really Jack gets my respect.

DB8

April 26, 2012 1:31 PM

@ Grumpy Ol' Man - He has WON 39.5% (don't even know what his percentage of starts to podiums is) of all his races in the top tier, which includes a disasterous winless season last year.

That doesn't impress you? What would be impressive to you?

Aussie - Unregistered

April 26, 2012 1:53 PM

@samas
Mate I am with you I could not belive it when I seen Findlays name there, and like you said all for the love of racing,and when you think of the machinary they had then,but like you and I said many times they were REAL GP riders. They were the Pioneers that made it for the guys of today they should be greatful for men like Findlay.

pedroner - Unregistered

April 26, 2012 2:02 PM

@The Truth what's wrong with non racers and non riders being fans of the sport? Do you need to be a racer to watch F1? Do you need to be a footballer to watch soccer? Do you need to ski to watch the winter olympics? It's a sport, and people are welcome to enjoy it even if they have never sat on a bike in their life

testrider - Unregistered

April 26, 2012 2:12 PM

Good for Rossi. I started, like a lot of others, watching MotoGp because of Rossi. Now we have great riders like stoner, hayden, j-lo, dovi, and many more doing what, like it ot not, we are not good enough to do. Some ppl on crash just make me sick with ignorant comments bashing rider who they can never ride as well as. For the love of the sport give up the petty insults and support the riders and just enjoy what they do.

paul joiner

April 26, 2012 2:52 PM

Given that during this time Moto Gp has unfortunately lost the talented likes of Dajiro Kato, and Marco Simoncelli makes the number all the more impressive. This is a dangerous sport, make no mistake about it. I think we who ride (and non riders alike)who view the races can sometimes forget how dangerous it is because the top tier one riders make it look so easy. Much respect to ANY rider in the Moto gp class who can maintain at that level for as long with or without having sustained injuries and continue to provide us with entertainment on Sundays.

tell it straight - Unregistered

April 26, 2012 3:18 PM

barros was mediocre at best,he done little in wsbk either,he should never of had 245 rides in gp,his dad was a head hauncho in philip morris in brazil,had a massive fortune,and bought barros all his works rides,with the cracking bikes he rode he shudda had nearer 50 wins ffs

RSMick

April 26, 2012 3:52 PM

"his dad was a head hauncho in philip morris in brazil"
Intersting that, he was never backed by Phillip Morris, in his early years he was backed by Macdonalds, most of his career he had big backing from Honda Brazil and the Brazillian tourest board. On a Suzuki he was backed by the enemy BAT.
I would be interested to know the source of the above information.

Embarassingly I forgot to say earlier of course he rode for Repsol Honda in 2004 but got no race wins, but did a year later on the Camel Honda. So if he is a failure is Biaggi?

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