MotoGP » 'We never gave up' - Rossi on MotoGP victory return

"We were not sure if we could come back for victory, but we never gave up. We never said 'it's over'" - Valentino Rossi.

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July 01, 2013 4:33 PM
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Back to comments on the subject, a masterful win by Rossi lets hope this is the start of more to come. I knew it would take him time to acclimate to the new bike to him but was hoping it would have been quicker. Nevertheless, let's hope the changes to front/braking will help him be competitive the rest of the season. Amazing job by Jlo to get back so quickly and to do so well, no quesitoning that man's desire.


July 01, 2013 7:24 PM


I am (we are) back from Assen and it was the max!!!
Training, qualifications and races were superb and the WC Sidecars was to lik your fingers!

"But the victory of Vale was heaven!!!"

We + 60.000 other fans laughed, screamed, were crying and jumping all over the place!!!

So Vale, keep on going, you are still the man!


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(and a big thank you for the extreem good organisation)


July 01, 2013 9:39 PM

Very well done to Rossi .however please please please people realise that victories will dwindle as he gets older
.like Schumacher proved at Monaco last year , a great can turn it on occasionally .Rossi is not the rider he used to be ,get over it .


July 01, 2013 9:48 PM

Been watching this talk about best bikes best riders yep stoner was fast when all was 110% and tamed the beast but had no character pedroza is good at starting and been on one of the fastest bikes a while but won what Lorenzo is a machine as like max b was pin point lap after lap but Rossi is a legend and is Mr moto gp and Marc marcez is the prince waiting to feel the legends shoes the kid loves to race win loose doesnt say bike was this bike was that just races and if it wasn't for the likes of Rossi and co there would be no motogp it would be like f1 boreing


July 01, 2013 9:54 PM

Good job Rossi
Question Is really winning back to back titles the pinnacle or is it winning on a less than perfect bike.
Spencer never won back to back titles but I would claim he is way better than Doohan. so its great to win back to back but really?
Roberts won on a hack bike bit no one calls him a one hit wonder and CS did win more than anyone on the yesrs he was on Ducati fact. Stoner is one of the best ever and so is Rossi and Lawson and Roberts but no one is the greatest ever due to there was and is so many different circomstanses in every season.
But great job Rossi hope you can keep it up
Cheers Claes


July 01, 2013 9:58 PM

For 2 years only Lorenzo, Pedrosa and Stoner/Marquez have won. For *anyone* else to win is a bit of an achievement.
The Schumacher comparison is not good. MS in 2 years achieved not a single win but then at Monaco last year he was 43 - rather older than VR.
Age hasnt done much harm to Biaggi, Shaky Byrne or John McGuinness all a fair bit older than VR.
If he and the bike can hit the sweet spot together, he could surprise a lot of people.


July 01, 2013 10:10 PM

Agostini and hailwood where the best in there day but Rossi is king and if the likes of marcez can stay fit and have the passion Rossi has shown all these years he may well become the greatest


July 01, 2013 10:40 PM

Agostini and Hailwood never rode bikes like these. Never dragged their knees on the ground. Everything is different.I'm sorry for the old timers who like to reminisce but the game has changed and the riding now is the only thing relevant to compare to.

BillyBob MarySue

July 01, 2013 10:52 PM

Good point Fumi...

Everyone...(well, old timers) goes on and on about other old timers, but they are not a patch on the guys riding today because they never had to deal with the immense physical acceleration / braking / cornering forces that racers have to deal with today, let alone the sheer speed (and consequently faster thinking/reaction times required). Bikes / Tyres and to an extent circuits (excepting the IOM) may have evolved, but human anatomy hasn't changed that much in the last 50 years!

I can ride (and have ridden) any old Japanese 750-1000 from the seventies/early eighties well past its limits. Because the bikes were essentially sh*te. I can't get anywhere near them on a modern 600.

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