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Entertainment Rossi: MotoGP rivalries today less pronounced than to Stoner times

13:10  18 january  2022
13:10  18 january  2022 Source:   de.motorsport.com

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In his active MotoGP career, Valentino Rossi did not only deliver a bitter duel with a driver. The list of former rivals is long. At the beginning, Max Biaggi was the hardness adversary of the "Doctor". Later, Sete Gibernau had to do this experience before Casey Stoner, Jorge Lorenzo and Marc Marquez became Rossis ore. Today it is clear in the MotoGP much more harmonious. Why is that?

"Now it is different," says Rossi and makes the media situation responsible for this: "Today the echo is much stronger, even if you say something very small. You have no guilt and suddenly you have the following day or even In the coming weeks problems. "

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"10 or 15 years ago it was easier because this problem was not so big. You could say more," explains Rossi, who used the media again and again to penetrate into the heads of his opponents.

Casey Stoner © Provil by Motorsport.com Casey Stoner

Casey Stoner and Valentino Rossi were not always an opinion

Photo: Motorsport Images

In the case of Biaggi and Gibernau, that worked. At Stoner and Lorenzo, Rossi fell already harder. In the case of Marquez, this tactic did not go.

with a little distance, Rossi likes to remember the duel with Stoner, which he was underlooked in 2007, 2008 and 2009 but. Unforgotten is the spectacular duel at the US Grand Prix 2008 in Laguna Seca ( what happened at that time ).

"I enjoyed the duel with Stoner. I can say that now, because at that time it was a really tough fight," remembers Rossi. "Stoner has incredibly a lot of talent and is very fast. He was very strong in all conditions."

"He was a really tough opponent. We fought for championships. He could prevail, but I was a great fight. I was a great fight. I drove for Yamaha, he drove for Ducati. It was different manufacturers and teams. I enjoyed it Very ", says Rossi.

with images of Ducati.

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