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'I was with the top group but unfortunately I was not fast enough to stay with the top three' - Valentino Rossi

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soprano - Unregistered

May 06, 2013 7:49 AM

you can see by 90% of these posts that they are done by kids who have never watched a motorsport race in there life. you seriously think an adult who has been watching this sport since 1990 would post childish comments like we see here ever day.

wont be back here again. its just trash talking now.

Guna - Unregistered

May 06, 2013 10:06 AM

Rossi who?
Well the man who clocked within 1.3sec of michael schumacher's track record in his first day of formula1 testing in 2009...

Man who conquered almost every circuit during his generation...

Man who is still standing with sword against his next generation kids....

Is valentino Rossi

samas

May 06, 2013 11:23 AM

Oh deary me Pre race Rossi WILL win
Post race JLo's stuffed the all winning Yamaha.
He's got Spies heap of $hit.
He's 8 years older and has lost his edge.

Now lets look at a true champion.
He beats the so called best on what was considered the best bikes 1000cc Yamaha while riding a 750cc Honda.
His top mechanic, well that would be himself.
Winner of his last TT at the age of 48 ( 15 years older than Rossi ) on a track Rossi would never consider.
Anyone who doesn't know who I'm referring to, well you don't know anything about motorcycle racing,

sokudo - Unregistered

May 06, 2013 11:35 AM

Sad to say because I have always enjoyed seeing Rossi race, but he is now past his prime. His career is winding down, and let's be honest, it probably has since 2009 when Lorenzo began to get the better of him. Still, can't justify anti-Rossi comments because they seem antagonistic for the sake of it, and the same goes for overly pro-Rossi comments which seem to be in the same denial as him.

Truth is, a combination of factors are at work here. Rossi's decline out of his prime, and the rise of Lorenzo, Pedrosa and now Marquez. These 3 guys are seriously quick. Marquez may stumble when he has his first 'big one' but the kid has the goods. Lorenzo has evolved into a phenomenally sublime rider while Pedrosa has in the past year evolved into a truly elite rider, one who was beating Stoner before Casey's injury don't forget.

I don't think much needs to be said against Rossi, however we should be praising this Spanish Armada here, because Lorenzo, Pedrosa and Marquez are amongst the very

sam Jones - Unregistered

May 06, 2013 12:14 PM

He was a 1/4-1/2 second faster than the Max's generation and he is 1/4-1/2 second slower than Jorge's generation.

Perhaps Marc's generation will be 1/4-1/2 faster again.

Just like Valentino showed 13 years ago ... there is always someone younger and faster coming along.

Ich - Unregistered

May 06, 2013 1:35 PM

@ Another day

As much as I agree with you that Rossi obviously isn't anymore at his top (would be surprising if he actually was, to be honest), I disagree with you and all the others who said that Rossi:

should retire.

Why so? He likes riding.
Do you only have to ride if you can win? No, otherwise we would have a track with 3 riders.
Do you have to retire if you're an ex super champion who's not that fast anymore? Why so, if you keep having fun and enjoying a podium and a good scrap for the top every once in a while... ?

Ich - Unregistered

May 06, 2013 1:38 PM

Also, he's an ambassador of the sport.

Everyone who likes this sport will look at him, maybe a little behind the top step and think "there's the old lion, it will never be easy for anyone with a similar race pace to finish in front of this guy... "

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