MotoGP » Valentino Rossi closes the door on F1

"I'm done with F1 unfortunately. I'm too old, the train has passed" - Valentino Rossi.

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The Mummy - Unregistered

March 07, 2013 6:33 PM

@ dacron

I'm sorry man, but it has always been the other way around. Stoner has always been compared to Rossi. The jump from bikes to cars from Rossi has been going on for quite awhile. Even before Stoner decided to do it. The way I see it Stoner just did it, just so he could say he did it first. Now go cry to your mama. lol


March 07, 2013 11:43 PM

mummy... last two years has seen vale being compared to stoner non stop.
vale has never made the jump from bikes to cars , only occasional weekend flirting is all.
red bull was instrumental in getting stoner in a car so i seriously doubt he set off to race cars before vale.
you have a fixation with mothers bro.

Dave - Unregistered

March 08, 2013 4:57 AM


Rossi has never been compared to stoner, the past 2 years have seen the "critics" accept that the duc is crap because rossi couldnt ride it.

The same "critics" now praise stoner because...yep...rossi couldnt ride the ducati.

Its a bit like super heros and super villans, they only exist because of each other but in this case, VR was around way before CS, and in this case after.

I'd finish with "you work it out" but i doubt that you can.


March 08, 2013 6:01 PM

@ Dacron

I think the question is, "Rossi has been compared to Stoner HOW?" Dave has a point. Before Rossi hopped on the Ducati, the comparisons were few & far between. That's not to suggest that comparisons weren't drawn, but the bulk of the comparisons were weighed (and are still currently weighed) upon Rossi's performance on the Ducati versus Stoner's. Some people weigh the ability to ride a Ducati "successfully" - key word - for better or for worse on the aforementioned ability. If we are to judge a rider based on that simple premise (Can he/she ride a Ducati to a win, or to a greater effect...a WC?), then it is highly likely that, aside from Stoner, there aren't any known riders who can accomplish that feat. If Lorenzo were to hop on a Ducati tomorrow and fail to achieve Stoner's results, will the same people who lambast Rossi...


March 08, 2013 6:02 PM

@ Dacron (cont.)

...also lambast Lorenzo........or Pedrosa for that matter? Probably not! The presumed reason? They haven't achieved the level of success that Rossi has, so they have less haters by design.


March 08, 2013 11:10 PM

Realist.... you only stated exactly what i said bro , wich was ..compared to stoner non stop the last two years...which were the ducati years.
saying that wasn't lambasting vale just pointing out that vale was compared to stoner and dave decided to try his luck refuting the claim.
i don't think vale has a lot of haters , its his arrogant fans that do all the damage to him.

Me - Unregistered

March 09, 2013 4:21 AM

You gotta be on some serious funny pills if you think VR even remembers Stoner, let alone give him a thought in his decision makings.
VR remains, Stoners legacy = two WC and then spat the dummy, taken his safety blanket and gonnnnneeeee

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