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Bob
3rd November 2004, 02:41
John Surtees, who won world titles in both Motorcycling and Formula 1, believes Valentino Rossi needs to make the switch to F1 soon if he is to emulate Surtees’ achievement.

The 70-year-old who won seven world crowns on 350cc and 500cc motorcycles before embarking on a 12-year Formula One career which saw him win the 1964 title with Ferrari, insists Rossi, who has toyed with taking his career along the same path, should take the big step.

“If Vale wants to make his mark in F1 he needs to move while he is still getting better on a bike - not when he levels off. He certainly has the temperament to be an F1 racer but it all depends whether he has the speed. If you are naturally quick the rest will follow. Vale has made the bike world extremely exciting but he would add a whole new dimension to Formula One.”

Rossi tested with Ferrari last April. He has one year left on his Yamaha contract.

White trash
3rd November 2004, 08:09
I agree. He should piss off soon 'cause there aint NO way I'm goin' MotoGP racing with Rossi in the field.

Joni
3rd November 2004, 08:19
I agree. He should piss off soon 'cause there aint NO way I'm goin' MotoGP racing with Rossi in the field.

Why? Im sure you would do just fine, no matter who was in the field... :msn-wink:

:killingme :killingme

Seriously would be good if Rossi moved on it would give a friend of mine, Shaun, a better chance of making the actual field. (not that I am biased or anything) - but what is Moto GP without the doctor?

DebK
3rd November 2004, 12:30
He gave rallying a brief go in 2002 at the Rally of GB and from what I've read he's keen to continue. He was doing good considering his limited time in a WRCar but put it off the road.

He looks sexy in a rally car too!

sAsLEX
3rd November 2004, 12:43
He did a good job of scaring jordan in his BMW at the weekend!

merv
3rd November 2004, 12:49
He gave rallying a brief go in 2002 at the Rally of GB and from what I've read he's keen to continue. He was doing good considering his limited time in a WRCar but put it off the road.

He looks sexy in a rally car too!

Not as sexy as you though eh! Or do you girls like the animalistic monkey look?

DebK
3rd November 2004, 12:57
Hi Merv. He's not so bad in the looks department... cheeky as heck I would imagine. Any fit looking man in a race suit can be considered sexy :D