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Matthew Birt  says:

Valentino Rossi has nothing to prove on Yamaha return

Valentino Rossi has nothing to prove when he makes a return to Yamaha in 2013. After a nightmare two-year spell with Ducati in which the Italian failed to get close to recording a victory in 35 appearances, the 33-year-old will make his hugely anticipated return to a factory YZR-M1 machine next season. With his career stats and reputation taking a battering in...

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redracer46

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redracer46 says:

Up to him

Its all very well Massimo saying he has nothing to prove, but I doubt VR will see it that way, and I also doubt some of his fans and critics will see it that way either.  Certainly hs career statistics and prowess as a top level racer can never be questioned, but after that bad spell with Ducati you have to think that VR will want to come out fighting and winning again to prove that he still had/has it, and that Casey really was just the enigma that made the flawed desmo a regular winner and that given the right tools he is still a world beater.

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princeofrepsol

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well he has already proven....

That he cant win if he doesnt have the best bike

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Hedgehog5

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Hedgehog5 says:

What?

He has everything to prove... he's had 2 years of hell on wheels... if he can't prove his skill in getting results then this is him washed up. Good luck to him, but no-one in racing gets a free ride... every race they're all trying to prove they're the best. He has to prove he can be the best again!

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princeofrepsol

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well he has already proven....

That he is incapable of developing a motorcycle.

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Hedgehog5

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Hedgehog5 says:

Yes POR...

... we all know what he has proven in the past, & his successes (9 world titles) stack up favourably against his failures... but this is about the future, not about what has happened, & what he has to prove he is capable of (which is racing, where it counts) not what he isn't.

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Aajkz

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Aajkz says:

So sad

It's sad to see that people are so quick to forget his achievements and the last 10 years of grand prix racing. PoR to name but one...
He has nothing to prove in terms of his career. If he never wins again he will still have 9 world titles, 7 in the premier class, he will still have done things on a motorcycle we can only marvel at, much like the future that is MM.
What he does have to prove, and what I imagine he wants to prove, is that he still has it. Time will tell.

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Hedgehog5

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Hedgehog5 says:

Aajkz...

"He has nothing to prove in terms of his career."

I think he'd like to be statistically the GOAT rather than just labelled it by his fans... I do think it unlikely though.

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ratchetman

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ratchetman says:

The goat

I have got to aggree Rossi has nothing to prove. I have been watching racing for over 40 years and he is the best i have seen particulary mentally. Their might have been riders of equal ability such as Stoner, Biagi ect But Where are they now. Even if he doesnt win next season he has nothing to prove. he has already achieved every thing. The only riders that will beat him next year will be Lorenzo and Pedrosa. All you Knockers out their might have to eat your words and admit how good he is next season. But it will be just like when Casey wasnt cutting it  on the track all you do is just go quiete  

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ow01fogno1

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ow01fogno1 says:

Maybe he will prove he's a

Bumder

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X2Glider

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X2Glider says:

Of course he does

There's always been talk of him winning as much as he did because of the lack of talent in the rest of the field over the early years.  Not true anymore.  Now, the 250 graduates are raised in a manner fitting to riding these "high corner speed" style bikes.  Regardless of his career wins and titles, he has to prove that he's still a contender on what is probably the 2nd best bike on the grid.  Hopefully there's more power and an equivalently capable tranny as the Honda has to give him a fighting chance.  I always believe he had a 6th sense when it comes to riding but that dissipates with age (it did with me) so I hope he does well.  I still believe he's deserving of a factory ride but there's some young blood out there that want it bad.

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