Originally Posted by mdubya
Well, for all the fanbois on here, you would think someone would know he turned 34 yesterday.
Marc Marquez turns 20 today.
For that reason, I will predict Rossi to win the chasmpioship as he will be there to collect results on the mistakes of the faster riders. Old age and treachery
Oldest MotoGP champions:
1. Leslie Graham, 1949, 37 years 340 days
2. Phil Read, 1974, 35 years 208 days
3. Mick Doohan, 1998, 33 years 122 days.
Graham was the very first World Champion, racing in the post-war era, which society had necessarily been radically transformed. Read was the last of four-stroke champions, winning on an MV ahead of a horde of still-developing two-strokes. Doohan won his last title at younger age than Rossi is now.
The best years of a Grand Prix racer are between 23 and 29. Statistics are against Rossi.
Luckily, statistics don't win championships...