MotoGP » Valentino Rossi: 2000 NSR to 2016 M1


Valentino Rossi's Yamaha MotoGP contract extension means his career will cover a stunning variety of grand prix machinery.

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TrueFan

July 07, 2014 8:26 AM

I can't see why VR would do WSBK...especially since he's become competitive again in MotoGP.

"To put Rossi's planned 17-year premier-class career into perspective, if Marquez was to repeat the feat he would need to remain in MotoGP until the end of the 2029 season! " Hahaha...that's pretty good!

cossiegaz

July 07, 2014 8:50 AM

TrueFan: I can't see why VR would do WSBK...especially since he's become competitive again in MotoGP.

"To put Rossi's planned 17-year premier-class career into perspective, if Marquez was to repeat the feat he would need to remain in MotoGP until the end of the 2029 season! " Hahaha...that's pretty good!


I'd love to see him stay in Moto GP as long as possible but there is going to come a time when he won't be competitive otherwise Agostini, Schwantz, Capirossi etc would still be racing GP's, age catches up with everybody eventually and if he does equal or break Ago's record of 8 titles what will he do after that, stay in Moto Gp to try and win another title or go to WSB and take up the challenge of being the first GP champ to win WSB title? Bayliss was still at the top when he retired and Biaggi I think was 41 when he won last title WSB title so there is still time for that.

TrueFan

July 07, 2014 9:18 AM

cossiegaz:
TrueFan: I can't see why VR would do WSBK...
... what will he do after that, stay in Moto Gp to try and win another title or go to WSB and take up the challenge of being the first GP champ to win WSB title? ...

The thing is, it probably wouldn't be a challenge. He'd be more likely to drive a rally car for fun,which would probably be a challenge - even if he doesn't win - or become a GP team manager, and expand his Moto3 team into Moto2 and maybe even MotoGP. That would be more of a challenge for him.

WSBK is more of the same for him racing wise, with all the same injury risks, but less prestige. Rossi enjoys the racing and the limelight, but at some point, needs to recognise that old bones heal much slower than young ones, and quite while his body is still largely intact. No doubt he'd be competitive in WSBK, and fans would enjoy it a lot, but that's beside the point.

V4Poweeeer

July 07, 2014 1:22 PM
Last Edited 140 days ago

As long as he goes out on his own terms thats all that matters imo.

The standing ovations will be amazing when it is time for him to hang up the leathers and I suspect we will get a the show of all shows to go along with it.

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