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Pudsey Bear

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Don't force it, use a bigger hammer. Semper ubi, Sub ubi. 

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Gee, his pronounce is worse than mine [biggrin]

I suggest to Valentino to retire.
His career is almost over and there is no point in continuing to risk for maybe one win or two.

Four hundred grand-prizes means having risked your skin for 1200 days.
Counting the extra championship tests let say 1400 days.
At 40 you lived about 14,000 of them.
It means that you spent 10% of your life risking hurting yourself.
Stop until you're on time.
Like did Patrese (F1) who was clever enough and refused Frank Williams' offer to return after Senna's crash.

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P.S. I think the mayonnaise sauce is more French than Italian ...
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Typical Valentino, he is looking really well and relaxed. Not sure about the mayonnaise on the pizza though😣😣😣
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Pudsey Bear

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I disagree Max, I think he's sufficiently good to carry on until he thinks it's time to quite, which as I think (struggled to make sense of half the video) he says will be around two years from now 
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Why give up something that you love just because of what you have won in the past or because of age. If he is physically fit and of the mindset to carry on then I hope he continues, he will himself know when it is time to go. He is a legend in motorcycle  racing circles and someone that the younger ones coming through take aspiration from. 
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I disagree Max, I think he's sufficiently good to carry on until he thinks it's time to quite, which as I think (struggled to make sense of half the video) he says will be around two years from now 
 
Without Marc Marquez perhaps Valentino would have won the tenth championship.
In addition to him there are now young guys like Quartararo, Rins, Martin, Marquez II & Co.
Agostini had the courage to understand that young bikers were now stronger than him.
The career is over.
He will end up like Schumacher who finished his career as an honest professional and little more for not knowing how to stop in time.
He has his own team in which to grow young Italians, be happy with that.

Max

P.S. As an old racing fan, both car and motorbike, I have seen too many get hurt, I was present when at least four or five of them died.
Motorsport is dangerous is written at every Brit circuits entry.
It is the truth, do not challenge fate too long.

Sorry but I think so.
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I would prefer to see him retire while he is still able to bow out. At his age he will not bounce very well, and even minor injuries will tax his ability to recover. Riding while injured is not a game for an older rider even if he did manage it back in his heyday. 

Vale - retire, while you can. 


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I have to agree it’s time to retire before anything happens the older body just can’t take the knocks and recover like a younger guy or gall .
quit while yer ahead. 



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