MotoGP » Rossi rides victory high to Sachsenring


"I'm going to Sachsenring with a new spirit” – Valentino Rossi.

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herewego

July 11, 2013 8:01 AM

Here we go again with the usual put down about Valentino being The G.O.A.T !! You can not possibly say that Valentino has done well over the last 15 years because he was racing with inferior riders or that the rest of the field was disadvantaged in some other way!! This can be said of any rider classed as a GREAT - he didn't have much to compete with, his bike was way better than anybody else's, etc. etc.!! If a rider wins races and wins world titles then no matter who or what he is up against, he has proved himself to be the best - that is what coming first means!!! Valentino Rossi is one of the greatest riders ever, the same as Agostini, Doohan,, Hailwood and all the others from different eras that are all on the list!! Different eras bring different greats, that is how it goes but they are all in the same class as they have been the best in their day!!!

Nakasone

July 11, 2013 9:23 AM

He has a big assigment this weekend. His job is to dash to the front together with JL, let JL through and then block DP and MM from getting near JL. Remember, he was hired by his employers to do a job for them, not for his own glory.

therealDave

July 11, 2013 10:27 AM

@AussieNSW,

Peoples theories are simply that until either confirmed or disproved.

You should know, its kind of like saying your fav was disadvantaged by weight and tire changes designed specifically to stop him winning in 2013 yet still managed to win 5 times....theory disproved for example.

What's your beef with other peoples theories then? Or does it seem silly to you when its not you making them up?

No need to reply, I already have a theory but just wanted to put it out there.

CaseyMoaner

July 11, 2013 10:59 AM

@Nakason
He was not hired to protect jlo as you say. This isn't F1.
There are no team orders. As rossi once said after motegi with that battle he had with jlo, "I'm here to win races, if you want to me to arrive behind I might aswel stay at home"

CaseyMoaner

July 11, 2013 10:59 AM

@Nakason
He was not hired to protect jlo as you say. This isn't F1.
There are no team orders. As rossi once said after motegi with that battle he had with jlo, "I'm here to win races, if you want to me to arrive behind I might aswel stay at home"

Podster

July 11, 2013 12:47 PM

Not that this would happen, but what if Rossi doesn't win this weekend, what if Dani continues to win at this track like he has for past couple of years, I mean it was 2009 when Rossi won here.

What if Assen was luck due to the lead riders bing either hurt or having bike trouble, what if this weekend Rossi doesn't have that advantage

So many what ifs

TedG

July 11, 2013 5:16 PM

"Remember, he was hired by his employers to do a job for them, not for his own glory"
His Glory and Yamaha's go hand in hand. The idea is to bring exposure to Yamaha and the sponsors. Winning races, and being in the headlines brings exposure.

RFS131

July 11, 2013 5:36 PM

@ claes You want the GOAT criteria...it's the records and statistics. Rossi IS the greatest of all time. Period.

I love how you call anybody who recognizes these facts a "fanboy". Get your head out of the sand and acknowledge the facts. I promise you won't be labeled a fanboy, instead you'll be thought of as "intelligent".

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