MotoGP » Six races to decide Rossi's MotoGP future

"The first six races will be crucial for deciding whether to continue or stop racing in MotoGP" - Valentino Rossi.

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November 27, 2013 7:40 AM

The last 3 years are a significant part of his career, certainly significant enough to raise questions about his previous 'soft' results. It's a real pity he wasn't clever enough to retire with his reputation intact before he faced some worthy competition on equal machinery.
Even starting next season would be a mistake.


November 27, 2013 8:14 AM

The people who constantly go on about Valentino being a fraud are seriously, seriously deranged!!!!! To win 1 world title is not easy, but to win 9 in total is exceptional, no matter when it was achieved. Let us just see who can do this these days year after year - it will not be happening, just watch! MotoGP now is nothing like it was even just a few years ago, as it is now all about the bike!! Electronics play such an important role, that even the height and weight of a rider mean the difference between winning a race and not, something that would never have even been thought about not so long ago. Casey Stoner left this sport because he didn't like the way it was going, he probably meant that it would have been harder for him and didn't want to take that risk. Valentino Rossi's skill and ability have been removed from the equation as the bikes don't really need that any more to get them round a track, they need an IT expert and a failsafe electronics package and it's podium, here w


November 27, 2013 8:25 AM
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Why do people even bring up Stoner? The guy retired. Rossi won't win another WC. Not because the bikes have changed, not because of tyres, not because of his height, or because of his weight. It's called 'life'. Nothing to prove for him so he no longer cares about winning IMO. He'll retire soon and go to rallying, or run his team. Good luck to him.

Julian Bond

November 27, 2013 8:39 AM

What if Rossi is now the 4th fastest person on the planet. What should he do then? Pick your role model and career path. Lawson, Biaggi, Edwards/Haga, Stoner.

I like the first two options if he still enjoys racing and being part of the circus.
1) Join Suzuki, hope to get one last lucky race win when the stars all align.
2) Just go to WSB and have fun. Some good old scraps with Melandri. Maybe do a one off Bol D'or.
The Edwards/Haga route would just be embarrassing. Retiring like Stoner would be sensible,
but then what? One season of Rally before realizing it's not the same?

crash net

November 27, 2013 9:29 AM

Jeez this thread shows all that is wrong with people commenting on here. It is just obvious trying to start a flame war to pass the day. People here should either get a job or if they do, stop wasting there employers money and do some actual work.

Rossi accepts he is not at the current top level, and wants to get back to that level, and sets himself a time frame to achieve this. Or to show that he is moving in the right way. A reasoned and understandable position.
I may have to stay away from this site until the racing starts again because it could be a long winter in the comments section.

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