The era of Valentino Rossi in MotoGP has ended
The era of Valentino Rossi in MotoGP has ended – Aprilia Gresini boss, Fausto Gresini, said that the era of Valentino Rossi (Petronas Yamaha SRT) is over. He reflects on the poor results achieved by The Doctor – nicknamed Rossi – in MotoGP 2020.
Rossi has slumped in the last few seasons. Rossi has not even won a race in a long time. The Italian rider finally won the 2017 Dutch MotoGP. Since then, Rossi's greatest achievement has been to finish in the top three.
Rossi's poor performance is again presented at MotoGP 2020. Rossi has only won one tribune in 14 races this season. Rossi climbed to the top of the stands when he finished 3rd at the 2020 Andalusia MotoGP.
Then, Rossi achieved pretty good results in the next four races even though he didn't get to the top of the stands. However, Rossi's performance fell by not getting points in the next six races.
Rossi failed to finish 4 times and gave up two races due to being positive for Covid-19. After recovering from Covid-19, Rossi was only able to occupy twelfth status in the final two races of the season.
Rossi also sculpted the worst gains throughout his career in the world of professional racing. Rossi finished 16th in the final standings only because he was able to collect 66 points so far this season. Initially, Rossi's worst achievement was finishing 9th during his debut in the 125cc class in the 1996 season.
This evidence made Gresini think that Rossi's time in MotoGP was over. The Aprilia boss actually wants to see Rossi win the race again. However, he thinks it is hard to come by because of the emergence of several young riders with potential in recent seasons.
"Vale - Rossi's nickname, as we know, he is an extraordinary rider. He can show that at his current age,” said Gresini, quoting from GP One, Sunday (20/12/2020).
"Sometimes I think it would be very good if Rossi won the race. However, it feels sad when you see him finishing 15th or 13th," he said.
"I see him as one of the best. He's still going strong, but nowadays there are some riders who are in their 20s. He will be 42 years old next season. Everything has a period. It's ugly to mention, but it's a fact,” said Gresini.
Source : okezone.com