Rossi gets my goat

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I can­not wait for the GOAT ( yeah right…) to do the right and de­cent thing and re­tire. He isn’t the great­est of all time in over­all vic­to­ries or Cham­pi­onships – and even if by the long­est shots he sur­passes Agos­tini’s record of wins, he will have taken get­ting on for al­most three times as many races. He was the bene­fac­tor of in­her­it­ing a World Cham­pion’s bike and crew (Doohan) as a class rookie. Add to that weak team­mates be­fore Jorge, and spe­cial tyres just for him. Eleven vic­to­ries in the

last 125 races and all peo­ple can bang on about is Rossi’s 10th ti­tle tilt this year. Keep dreaming. Rossi is not the mes­siah and Mo­togp will be a bet­ter place with­out him. Alan Oliver, email

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