MotoGP » PIC: Valentino Rossi saved by brake protector


Handlebar brake protector does its job during Valentino Rossi-Dani Pedrosa contact in Qatar.

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Gerrit - Unregistered

April 13, 2013 12:20 PM

#46 is maybe not the fastest, but he is the best racer, no one has that guts and intelligence!
Austin is for me not sure,but May and June are "Rossi months"with at least some victories on some favo tracks!
Jlo can not efford any mistake or otherwise "the old man"gets him by his throat!!

Guna - Unregistered

April 13, 2013 2:10 PM

18th year into the sport, take away some four years that will include 2ducati season and couple in moto2 and moto3 combined,, motogp has seen this man for 14 yrs in sublime form and that itself is an incredible feet... Still hungry to ride and win. That's what the passion for sport is all about, number of wins and crowns never make better count than this.

Adopted to various kinds of machines ranging from all in cc's, 2 and 4 strike machines, raw bikes with very few electronics,, amazingly successful everywhere and still riding high,, how many riders have done these and how many will probably do these you all think,, still comparing him with others,, when the man is already past his prime time,, so he is still worth causing nightmare to riders who are currently in their prime time,, that's why you people always jump into comparisons... Great feeling proud to be an yellow fan boy...

Krx - Unregistered

April 13, 2013 3:00 PM

Greatness of all racers is earned in the racetracks and never by favorable commentaries for racer which had only earned 2 wcs and to his followers he is morethan The 9 x wcs vr.It is the Preponderance of the world titles earned that counts rather than the fans--proclaimed greatness.

Guna - Unregistered

April 13, 2013 4:44 PM

Two demoralising years on ducati,
Rivals grown from strength to strength in all aspects in the mean time, people claimed the level of sport has gone up, they said the old man will never be back to the top,, at the age of 34 he makes a desperate come back with all possible odds against him, had a pre season that was great considering several factors,, makes two horrible at the time that mattered the most,,

Anyone else would have easily lost heart by that time that includes your JL and CS,, but not this man,, blood of a warrior, came back with shear class and he was soon into him poetic riding rythm,, hunting down the rivals and that was maestro in every terms... Heart made of steel,,

Lad - Unregistered

April 13, 2013 5:12 PM

lol Yamaha was already a championship winning bike, developed around and by Rossy and won 5 titles. It didn't need Jorge to develop it. the M1 is pretty much the same, they just improved the old parts.

Busa Boy. - Unregistered

April 13, 2013 5:49 PM

@Guna.
Why do you say that CS would have lost heart after two years at Ducati?
You seem to forget that CS was there for four.Last time i counted,four was twice as much as two.

Guna - Unregistered

April 14, 2013 4:29 AM

@Busa Boy

Don't just count those two years in ducati,,
I hope you are aware of under what level of expectation and severity of critics Rossi made his comeback.
In matter of two years people who praised him, the same people forced him prove that he is still a deserving GOAT... 9time champ doubting his own ability is even more pathetic and such was the severity of critics...
Making a comeback is 100 times more tougher than making a debut, because people know what you did once and they still expect you to repeat the same when you are already well past your prime time... critics are still waiting for chance to pounce back on him,, too terrible when expectation is that high...
Its not easy task handling these kind of mental strain on world stage,,

Making up for mistakes itself needs nerve handling,, with above mentioned factors will simply multiply.the mental strain you get into,,

Still hunting down rivals to take second step of podium,,

I ACTUALLY MEANT WITH ALL THESE THINGS IN

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