Originally Posted by Kropotkin
Rossi is 34. Only two men have become world champion at that age or older: Phil Read, who beat Agostini when there was no other competition, and Leslie Graham, the first ever 500cc World Champion in 1949. History is against Rossi. But Rossi has shown scant respect for history.
I believe that in Rossi's mind the age thing is just another chance to be mentioned in the record books.