“I admit I’m happy that Valentino quits without breaking my records. I think it’s human. Even without having beaten my records, however, he remains an absolute champion ”. Like this Giacomo Agostini commented the farewell to the World Championship at the end of 2021, made official by Valentino Rossi today with an extraordinary press conference on the eve of the Styrian Grand Prix at the Red Bull Ring. The nine-time world champion appeared calm and did not cry during the event, although Loris Capirossi suspects that the Doctor shed all his tears in advance so as not to appear devastated in front of the cameras.
“I understand Vale, I have tried it too, leaving your great love is not easy for anyone, but we must understand that this moment arrives and we must be ready to accept it. He has given so much and has also received so many joys, notoriety, wealth and money. It’s difficult, I too suffered and cried for three days. It happens to everyone and you have to take courage “, added Agostini as reported by The Gazzetta dello Sport. The champion from Bergamo also added that he does not believe that his own primates are destined to be eternal: “Sooner or later someone will come and lift these records for me, records are meant to be beaten but I don’t mind keeping them for some time.”