As you properly know, a while in the past Dorna created an identification they known as MotoGP Legends. A recreation of the well-known American Hall of Fame for recognizing the nice figures of the Motorcycle World Championship. On event and regardless of being “American” it should be admitted that he hit the important thing.
The sport may be very treacherous and with the passage of time the nice ones are forgotten. So the concept is sensible, because it acknowledges not solely the “older” followers however the youthful ones as properly. Although essentially the most burnt out amongst us won’t consider it, there have been in all probability individuals who did not know Mike Hailwood, Phil Reid or John Surtees and so forth.
So sure, issues as they’re, MotoGP Legends is an actual invention through which we additionally discover different greats of the game like Ubbiali, Sheene, Rainey, Lawson and naturally Agostini.
Spanish additionally has a spot, though it’s curious as a result of from the old-fashioned we solely have Ángel Nieto and Jorge Martínez Aspar. From an intermediate interval we have now Crivelli and contemporaries Lorenzo and Pedrosa, the one MotoGP legends at the moment energetic.
The prize has additionally been awarded posthumously, as was the case with Simoncelli or Cato. Therefore, I emphasize as soon as once more that the idea appears appropriate to me, and much more so contemplating the squad of pilots.
However, some appointments have been bothering me for a while and Andrea Dovizioso is one in all them. Until now, if the award was given to a rider who had gained just one world title, it was the five hundred world title, as is the case with Kevin Schwantz. But surprisingly, Dowie managed only one extra win out of 125.
And watch out, I’m not questioning Dovizioso’s taking part in profession, removed from it. He has been a fantastic driver, has put up nice battles towards Márquez sometimes and has been runner-up for 3 seasons, though solely a kind of was actually a fiasco for Márquez.
It must also not be forgotten that he was runner-up within the 250 on two different events. No much less essential is the truth that he has 24 wins in all classes, 15 in MotoGP, 4 in 250 and 5 in 125.
MotoGP Legends Legendary and never a lot
But from there to being thought-about a MotoGP legend is, for me, one step. And that is precisely what devalues the popularity of different MotoGP legends. I can not fathom how Nicky Hayden, who was convicted earlier than his dying, is on the identical degree as Kenny Roberts Jr., Franco Uncini or Marco Lucinelli Rossi, Doohan, Agostini, Nieto, Ballington, Reedman, Hailwood, Lawson, Lorenzo, Aspar Are. ,
If in Dovizioso’s case it’s as a result of a MotoGP legend needed to be handed over at Mugello, then Loris Capirossi comes shortly to thoughts. Although the Italian just isn’t my favorite, issues by title, he has 3 World Cups and 29 wins in his pocket.
Of course, for that matter, I do not perceive why quantity 65 was withdrawn, nor do I perceive why quantity 34 was withdrawn, which is why Dovizioso ended up utilizing quantity 4 or 04. Did. In this case, for instance the opposite numbers withdrawn from the championship moreover the legendary 46 for apparent and maybe industrial causes have additionally been these of deceased pilots.
Perhaps there must be a evaluation of why these awards are given or rationalization. You, if they seem for you with the MotoGP legend, you regulate the bell.