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post #1 of 2 (permalink) Old 03-09-2006, 09:57 AM Thread Starter
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Parrish: Rossi should go - F1 or not

Parrish: Rossi should go - F1 or not

BBC MotoGP commentator, and former grand prix rider, Steve Parrish, believes Valentino Rossi should leave motorcycle racing at the end of this season - preferably for the "virtually impossible" challenge of a Formula One world title.

Rumours linking Rossi to a 2007 Ferrari F1 seat have increased exponentially since the seven times motorcycling world champion finished his first public F1 test, at Valencia in early February, within 0.711secs of 'team-mate' Michael Schumacher and ahead of several F1 GP winners.

"No-one seems quite sure about the actual spec car he was driving - I know he was ninth or tenth fastest - but some have said 'ah his 2004 spec car was much faster'," Parrish told Radio, when asked for his thoughts on the test. "I don't really know about that, but I do know Valentino Rossi is an exception - in a vehicle, on a vehicle or around anything to do with a vehicle.

"Rossi's very very talented, he's able to absorb more information than anybody I've ever come across in the past and I think he can make the transition (to F1) - given the time - and it'll need a team that will be able to underwrite maybe six months worth of testing to see if he can do that. But if anybody in our two-wheeled sport can make the transition, then Valentino can."
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post #2 of 2 (permalink) Old 03-09-2006, 10:01 AM
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good post ... but i really want Rossi to stay for the 2007 ...
i want to see him riding the 800cc machine ......
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