MotoGP » Le Mans: Valentino Rossi 'A good result thrown away'

"I was strong and I enjoyed it but I made a mistake and the good result was thrown away" - Valentino Rossi.

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Dave - Unregistered

May 20, 2013 11:26 AM

Pedro wins back to back to take the championship lead...

Marquez goes from pole to no where and back to 3rd...

Cal comes second coughing blood...

JLo looks shaky (last yr 1st or 2nd while this yr 1st, 3rd, 3rd & 8th so far)

...and still, all the posters flock to rossi threads.

Tell yourselves again how the sport wont suffer when rossi finally retires? ? ?

GO ROSSI, keep swinging till you cant swing no more ...then start kicking:) So long as your having fun, stuff the haters.

the wood - Unregistered

May 20, 2013 11:53 AM

I am a Rossi fan like everyone else and appreciate what he has done to the profile of the sport. Though it saddens me to watch him being beat by teenagers and young men each week and the with the amount of crashes he has had in the past two years ,has me hoping we wont be saying in the near future "if he had retired when on top he wouldn't be hurt". People can say there is a place for Valentino in the sport and that he can still have an impact. My question ,is hoping each weekend a wet one so Vale can have a chance of podium worth the health and status of one of sports greats really now worth it? His spectacle has now moved on and now there is a focus on the younger and exiting talent coming through deserving of attention and focus as ambassadors to the sport. Rossi's ever diminishing presence on the grid is IMO now an unhealthy distraction on the sport and I sincerely hope it doesn't end in tears ,as I have seen enough motorsport now to realise that its the greats( Rainey ,Doohan ,Se

Tetley - Unregistered

May 20, 2013 12:05 PM

I have watched and admired Vale since he started in 125's. He has given me most of my most enjoyable moments in racing in all 3 GP classes.
However, it is now sad to see him struggling against the speed and talent of the younger stars.
IMHO, it is time for him to bow out gracefully before his reputation becomes forever tarnished by poor results.
He was the best of the best for many years. He has much to be proud of and nothing to be ashamed of. He will make a great ambassador for Yamaha.
But it is time to face facts and step down.
JLo and Cal get along very well, and would make great team-mates.

DominicR - Unregistered

May 20, 2013 12:12 PM

It's inevitable. Rossis days of glory is over. Sooner or later you get outperformed by a younger generation of riders.

As being a rossi-fan for a decade it feels bad to witness his decline. I would be better if he retired if you asked me.

A few years ago when Lorenzo joined Yamaha, one of the senior staff members said that Rossi was the present star and Lorenzo was the future.

Now when super talet Marquez entered the stage of the premier class Lorenzo and Pedros are the present generation and Marquez is the future..

It's moving fast. And you can't stop it.

VR46 - Unregistered

May 20, 2013 12:19 PM

I am also and old Rossi fan and whether he's winning or loosing, I will support him to the end of his career, but that's just me. I can see why everyone's is saying it's time for him to retire, cause it's hard to see him struggle after so much success during the years, but I honestly think Rossi knows better than anyone commenting on this forum when his time to hang the leathers will be. Maybe people are being a bit impatient, there are still 14 races races left. He's 19 points from this team mate.

Retiredude - Unregistered

May 20, 2013 1:04 PM

He should have retired when he left Yamaha 2 years ago ... that would have been the best for him, now it's only downhill from here. Lorenzo/Pedro/Marc/Crutchlow are all faster than him on any day.

number 46 - Unregistered

May 20, 2013 1:17 PM

VR will race no matter what anybody says., yes he has tough time with the new comers yes he will have hard time off winning a race but he can still do podiums., yamaha dosent look so good this year on track like hondas do + he is missing surley 0.300s in him but he not young any more., when he finished at the podium last year on the ducati in lemans still better than dovi on the duc. In the end MM will put them all in their place if not this year next year
young guns are the future

halim46 - Unregistered

May 20, 2013 1:35 PM

I do agree with u VR46,, i, the real- true fan from indonesia, will always and always support him in ups and downs. He is always the greatest of all time for me, and for other millions of his fans here. VALENTINO ROSSI, we will continue to root for u and be happy to see you race as long as u have d passion, whether u WIN or LOSE. THE DOCTOR FOREVER!!!

no way - Unregistered

May 20, 2013 1:44 PM

I think the reason that he stays so long in MotoGP is that he loves racing, but main reason is that he hoped that he can beat Ago's record - 122 race wins.

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